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Sugar Plum Market raises $280,000 for charity

January 3, 2018 GMT

The holidays are a little brighter for many charitable organizations in Fort Bend County thanks to a successful 2017 Sugar Plum Market. Presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Memorial Hermann, the 17th Annual Market raised $280,000.

Those proceeds were presented to Fort Bend County charities on Dec. 15 at a Check Presentation Party held at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.

The following beneficiaries each received a portion of event funds: AccessHealth; The Arc of Fort Bend County; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston; Brookwood Community; Catholic Charities; Child Advocates of Fort Bend; Clothed by Faith; East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry; First Tee of Greater Houston; Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center; Fort Bend County Women’s Center; Fort Bend Family Promise; Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity; Gigi’s Playhouse; Hope for Three; Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land; Literacy Council of Fort Bend County; Lunches of Love; Parks Youth Ranch; Rainbow Room, SIRE; Texana Center; Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship; The Rose; and Fort Bend Junior Service League’s Community Assistance Fund.

This year’s “Believe in The Magic” themed Sugar Plum Market focused on the beneficiaries who have received grants from event proceeds through the years. Since its inception in 2001, the Sugar Plum Market has raised more than $2.4 million for numerous local charities. The holiday shopping event continues to grow, and this year welcomed 7,000 attendees and more than 100 unique vendors. Photos from the 2017 Market may be viewed on the Sugar Plum Market Facebook page. Visit www.sugarplummarket.com or www.fbjsl.org for more information about the Sugar Plum Market or FBJSL.