More than 60 members and guests of our Young Professionals Group (YPG) donned their tackiest holiday sweaters and gathered for the organization's 3rd annual Tacky Sweater Holiday Book Drive. During the festive and fun event held at the event venue Station 3, more than 6,000 books donated by members and purchased through proceeds from the YPG's recent Jungle Book Gala were bundled in bags as attendees socialized, ate, drank, and got into the spirit of the season by giving back to our community. The next day, the book bags were distributed to hundreds of disadvantaged, pre-school aged children served by one of our partner nonprofits, Kids' Meals, Inc. Additional mini-libraries packaged by the YPG will be distributed to low-income children during the holidays, totaling 1,000.
Our YPG's mission is to engage young professionals in Houston's ongoing literacy crisis by creating opportunities for members to read, lead, and serve our next generation. Visit our website to learn more about the YPG and become a member.