Students in the Houston area will get some extra holiday cheer this season thanks to the Houston Young Lawyers Association and Houston Young Lawyers Foundation’s annual Adopt-An-Angel program.

The program, which was started more than 10 years ago, is a partnership between local law firms, attorneys, and businesses working together to collect and deliver gifts to children in the community.

This year, the program is expected to reach more than 2,500 students at eight early childhood centers and elementary schools and four private charities in the Houston area, organizers said.

“Adopt-An-Angel provides many needy children with holiday cheer that they might not otherwise have during the holiday season,” HYLA President Arthur L. Bryan II said in a statement. “HYLA and HYLF are organizations whose focus is giving in many respects, not only to the development of young attorneys but because it is the ‘right’ thing to do.”

Attorneys or law firms interested in donating to the program can mail checks to:

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
c/o Lucy Cain
P.O. Box 61208
Houston, Texas 77208

Photograph courtesy of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. From left: Kristin Baker Bates of HughesWattersAskanse, Brittany Rangel of Dresser-Rand, and Rebecca Phelps of Yetter Coleman at the 2015 gift drop-off at Burnet Elementary.