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Our inaugural November event will benefit the Elf Louise Christmas Project. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child ages 0-12 and help bring holiday joy to thousands of less fortunate children in Bexar County. We will also be accepting cash and check donations. Planned events include a Ticket to Ride tournament, Settlers of Catan tournament, Magic the Gathering, RPG demonstrations and open gaming. Choose something from the Magic Beans game library or bring your own!

Each year, more than 4,500 volunteer Elves come together to wrap and deliver 60,000 toys to some of Bexar County’s most needy children.

Elf Louise recipients receive gifts that may not have great monetary value, but which carry with them the spirit of Christmas and the good wishes of the community. Volunteers, through involvement and contributions, discover or re-discover the richness of the spirit of Christmas, the spirit of concern for others, a spirit which transcends religious affiliations. The Elf Louise Christmas Project is for the benefit of the entire community: no project of this magnitude can long endure if there is not some significant good coming from it that benefits the community as a whole.

The appeal of this Project lies in part in its very personal focus. Nothing is done assembly-line style. Presents are chosen and wrapped for each child in each family; Santa, to the extent that is possible, visits each family in its own home. All volunteers–with their time, their energy and their ideas–are welcome; diversity is encouraged.

The greatest need for toys is for the youngest children. No guns or simulated weapons allowed. Please make sure your gift is unwrapped as two gifts are given to each child and we need to avoid duplications!