The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, or HYLF, and Houston Young Lawyers Association, or HYLA, will once again spread holiday cheer this year through the annual Adopt-An-Angel gift-giving program.

This year, more than 2,400 children from six Houston early childhood elementary schools and four private charities will benefit from the efforts of the program. During December, program volunteers will deliver gifts at the participating schools and charities and several schools will host delivery parties.

“The Adopt-An-Angel Program makes it easy to give back to the community that gives so much to us,” said Joe Savoie, an associate of Crain, Caton & James, in a news release. “We encourage anyone who is interested to get involved with the Adopt-An-Angel Program and make a difference in someone else’s life today.”

Adopt-An-Angel began more than 10 years ago as part of the Houston legal community’s mission to give back to the public. The program is co-chaired by Sherry Rodriguez, development director of Texas Can Academies-Houston; Samantha-Anne Howitch, general counsel to and chief compliance and human resources officer of Citelum US; and Dana Lizik, an attorney at the Johnson Law Group. The Adopt-An-Angel Committee organizes the program and coordinates over 2,000 volunteer attorneys from more than 80 Houston law firms and businesses and individual volunteers.

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