Cy-Fair Helping Hands Plans Holiday Season Kickoff with Festive Decor for a Purpose

Cy-Fair Helping Hands Plans Holiday Season Kickoff with Festive Decor for a Purpose

October 24 2023

As the Cy-Fair community begins to buzz with pre-holiday preparations, so are the nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable neighbors. With food, coat and toy drives just on the horizon and planning for events that aim to bring the joy of the holiday season underway, the hope that the holidays bring is already starting to build. And on November 11, Cy-Fair Helping Hands (CFHH) will kickoff the holiday season with their second annual Festival of Trees, a festival event centered on bringing hope to the homeless and hungry in the community. 

For the last 13 years, CFHH has been on mission to lend a hand to our struggling neighbors, beginning with founder and Chairman of the Board, Jean Dryer's deeply rooted compassion for those struggling with homelessness in Northwest Houston. Realizing a need from the community to put food on the table, Cy-Fair Helping Hands has grown into a robust program to bring hope to those struggling with homelessness and hunger in Cy-Fair by offering the provision of Emergency Shelter for struggling families with children, scholarships for underprivileged students, Homeless Street Outreach, a Homeless Day Center, programs for CFISD students, and events and programs during the holidays and at back-to-school time.

Today, Cy-Fair Helping Hands continues to exist thanks to the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses and organizations who believe in their mission. To help bridge the funding gap, CFHH hosted their first-ever Festival of Trees in 2022, a festive event with a focus on holiday decor for a purpose: raising necessary funds to maintain operations in support of the homeless and hungry in Cy-Fair.

Wine pull winners at Festival of Trees in 2022.

The event gave individuals, churches, businesses, and groups an opportunity to create a stunning Christmas tree or wreath to be auctioned during the event, helping bidders get a jump start on their holiday decorating while supporting a worthy cause. With live music provided by community favorite HURRY SUNDOWN, delicious bites, a wine pull, and a beautiful wonderland of trees as a backdrop, the event was such a success that it has become Cy-Fair Helping Hands' main fundraising event, paving the way for this year's second annual Festival of Trees.

HURRY SUNDOWN at the Festival of Trees in 2022. 
The Cy-Fair community is once again invited to participate in this magical evening set for November 11, where Hurry Sundown will return as entertainer along with a decadent meal that will be prepared by local chefs Kevin Mason of Mason's Creative Catering and Jennifer Burnett of JBistro Style Chef Services. As founders of ChefsUnitedHTX, Mason and Burnett collaborate to create memorable dining experiences.
Chef Kevin Mason, Mason's Creative Catering
Jennifer Burnett, JBistro Style Chef Services
In addition to attending the event, the community is invited to help be a part of caring for the homeless and hungry in the Cy-Fair community by decorating and donating a Christmas tree or wreath for this second annual Festival of Trees. Donors are welcome to decorate their trees at home, work, or wherever you choose, but Cy-Fair Helping Hands invites donors to decorate at their facility. As an added bonus, sponsorship donors will receive invitations to VIP Cocktail Hour. View the Donor Guidelines and Recommendations provided by Cy-Fair Helping Hands here.
The Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Cy-Fair Helping Hands warehouse, located at 9606 Kirkton Drive, Houston, TX 77095, with VIP Cocktail Hour for sponsorship donors from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. To purchase tickets and be a part of this magical evening in support of our neighbors in need, visit

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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