Houston, Texas, USAA Visit from Saint Nicholas Bay Area
Volunteer Houston Bay Area sponsors an enormous charitable project to provide over 9,000 children in the Houston Bay Area with backpacks filled with toys and gifts for St. Nicholas Day. Kindergarten through 2nd grade children in 23 Houston schools and 7 Bay Area schools in economically disadvantaged areas receive the backpacks. Companies, as well as individuals, contribute both money and volunteer time to make the project possible. Volunteers fill the backpacks, deliver them to the schools and decorate the schools for the special day. When children arrive the next day they discover that St. Nicholas has been there and left surprises for everyone.