The Gift started in Houston, TX in 2013 when community partners: Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D, Academy Sports and Outdoors and Faith Assembly Church came together through the Partners in Education Opportunity Program to provide one school with an unforgettable Christmas. Together they provided every child with an opportunity to ride away on a brand new bicycle, tricycle or wagon. The goal of these organizations was simple: to make it better.
In a city with over 4 million people in it, it’s easy to look at the needs of others and be paralyzed by it. Rather then allowing the enormity of it to overwhelm them, they decided to do for one, what they wish they could do for everyone . This year, to support the vision of our chosen school, we will present over 975 students with a new pair of shoes this Christmas.