Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications

December 12, 2006


Football Players Donate Time, Effort to Help Local Families

           Children in Galena Park and Jacinto City have a chance for a better Christmas now as football players from Galena Park High School, Galena Park Middle School and Woodland Acres Middle School teamed up to collect toys and clothing as well as food items and monetary donations, all of which will be given to local charitable organizations.
           All food items collected will be split between food pantries in Galena Park and Jacinto City and the toys will be distributed to community organizations such as Toys for Tots and Helping Hands and if there are any toys left over they also will be given to food pantries. Any extra funds raised will be distributed to community organizations. Athletes from all grade levels participated in this project and the freshman football players at Galena Park High joined the coaching staff in adopting a family for Christmas. In addition to the toys and clothing, gift cards were presented to the family.  
         “The players wanted to do something to help this community and they came up with the idea to collect the toys for the children, the food for the food pantries and the money for the gift cards. What makes it even more impressive is that they had less than two weeks to organize the toy and food drive and collect all the items,” said Juan Rodriguez, assistant coach at Galena Park High.

Galena Park High School football players display some of the many toys and food items they collected to give to local charitable organizations.