I was sitting back thinking to myself the other day….what is the most memorable Christmas I have ever had?  I came to the conclusion that it was the year that my mom gave me and my brothers the Jordan III’s, the ORIGINAL 1988 Jordan III’s .  And to top it off, she got us a Nintendo Entertainment System…that my step dad wouldn’t let us play on the good TV cause he thought it would destroy it, so we had to play it on the old wooden TV in the bedroom.  It was all cramped in there, and that TV didn’t have a good picture, and when my step dad was ready to sleep he kicked us out, but at least we had a NES.  So no late night playing for us.  But, I would pause my Double Dragon session and hope that when he woke up in the morning I could run in the room and that red light would still be lit up.  Most often it wouldn’t be, and I would damn his name to hell and start over (not gonna lie…I know I cried a couple times).

Anyhow, the point is that my brothers and I were extremely happy to have received those gifts from our mother.  We didn’t realize it at the time, but she worked very hard to get us what we wanted.  And I can really appreciate that now since I am older and I know what it takes to shop for gifts and still have to make the mortgage and car payment.

I know we all loved that feeling of excitement as a kid when someone handed you a present and you couldn’t wait to rip it open and see what it was.  That is what a Toy Drive is all about….giving these kids the feeling of being able to open up gifts just like we did and every other fortunate kid does on Christmas.  Come on out to Advantage BMW Midtown this Saturday, December 12th, bring a toy, eat some food, drink some fine beverages, and enjoy the feeling of doing a good deed before Christmas.  If you can’t make it, hit me up, I would be glad to take your donation.

Below is the flyer for the event and some pictures from last year….it was a really good time.  Enjoy.  See you Saturday.

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Last year’s Toy Drive was held at Ferguson’s Showroom.  Its a bath, kitchen, and lighting gallery in the Houston Galleria area.  All the cutting edge styling of this place had you leaving there wishing your own home looked like the showroom.

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As I mentioned, there was food…

 

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Drinks…

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And of course, tubs FULL of toys….

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All of this was made possible by Dawn(left).  She is the brains of this toy drive, and many other non profit events through out Houston.

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Christian Hall (center), also provided his assistance to make the night a success.

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I had the pleasure of providing the sounds for the night…


 

 


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If there is music…there has to be dancing…

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We had an overall very good time…

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Even the photographer Darin joined in on the fun.  I can’t take credit for the pictures, he took them all.  Maybe he will be there again this year.