As parents and youths across the city gear up for back to school, Emerson Sloan is hosting a fundraiser at both its Rice Village and Tanglewood/Memorial locations on Saturday, Aug. 10, with 10 percent of the day's proceeds to benefit the Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy program.
One in four Southeast Texas children are at-risk of hunger, which means they don't have consistent access to enough nutritious food. Many of these children rely on school meals to provide breakfast and lunch during the school year. During breaks, such as weekends and holidays, many of these children go home to little or no meals. The Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy program works to fill that gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home over the weekend.
People can help fight childhood hunger in Houston by shopping at Emerson Sloan in Rice Village at 2438 Rice Blvd., or in Tanglewood at 1319 S. Voss Road, on Saturday between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
As a mother of two school-age children and inspired by the work of the Houston Food Bank, Emerson Sloan owner, Kim Etheridge, decided to orchestrate a fundraiser not only to contribute financially, but also to raise awareness about the increasingly prevalent problem of child hunger in the greater Houston community.
Since its opening in 2014, in Rice Village, Emerson Sloan, has become the go-to modern party supply store in Houston and was voted Best of 2019 Party Supply Store in Houston by Houston Press. Emerson Sloan is open from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon– 5 p.m. at both locations.