The 21st annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive will be held Friday, Dec. 8th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at VFW Post 9186, 650 VFW Blvd. in San Antonio. More details are available by clicking here or by calling (210) 932-2568.
Each year Senator Uresti brings together community leaders and the incredibly generous constituents of Senate District 19 and Bexar County to host a large toy drive in San Antonio. With the toys collected Senator Uresti and staff dress up in costume to carry out the duties of “Senator Santa” and distribute toys to less fortunate children across SD19. Senator Uresti sees this as the most rewarding duty he performs.
Since 1997, thanks to the gracious contributions made at the toy drive, Senator Uresti has been able to collect and distribute thousands of toys to children in need across the district. But Senator Uresti doesn't only share the joy of the season with children, he also enjoys visiting area nursing homes to speak with residents and deliver calendars and coffee mugs.
Unfortunately, Senator Santa does not have a workshop to produce the toys and relies on the generosity of the Texans who attend Senator Carlos Uresti, Representative Tomas Uresti, and Bexar County Tax Assessor Collector Albert Uresti's Toy Drive. If you are unable to attend the Toy Drive but wish to contribute a toy, please contact the San Antonio District Office at (210) 932-2568 or drop gifts off at both Senator Uresti's office (3315 Sidney Brooks, Suite 100, San Antonio) and Representative Tomas Uresti's office (1114 SW Military Drive, Suite 103, San Antonio).
As a way to show appreciation for your donation of an unwrapped gift for infants through children 8 years of age, Senator Uresti, along with Representative Tomas Uresti, and Tax Collector-Assessor Albert Uresti, will be providing a full Christmas dinner, music, great door prizes, and pictures with Santa.
So bring your family, friends, and co-workers for a fun-filled evening!