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Making Wishes Come True for Children of All Ages


Navidad en el Barrio's mission is making life more pleasant for those less fortunate than others. Diversifying its interests to all age groups has enabled the organization to continue bringing smiles to those who otherwise might have lost all hope.

A Message From Our President

Navidad en el Barrio began at the Ripley House Community Center in 1987 with a $5,000 contribution from Rainbo Baking Company.

Since then, Navidad en el Barrio has grown to encompass Christmas Programs in three major cities, Snow Day in Texas and special events for our "older kids". Our hard work and dedication would have produced much less were it not for the tireless efforts of thousands of volunteers and our treasured corporate sponsors.

We invite you to learn more about us, visit our events, volunteer your help, send your contributions, and make a personal difference in our world. We look forward to meeting you along the way.



Upcoming Events

Support Navidad en el Barrio at one of our many upcoming events in 2014 (pdf)! Upcoming:

Calendar icon Saturday November 29, 2014, 7PM

Details: Annual Christmas dance (view flyer)

**FREE PARKING FOR 12/13 and 12/14**

Calendar icon Friday December 12, 2014, 9AM

Details: Giftwrapping party for Christmas Program at George R. Brown Convention Center Hall "A3". At 9AM we unload 18 wheeler (Heavy Labor) then 11AM till ????? we will be wrapping over 10,000 gifts. FREE PARKING – SEE MAP AT RIGHT.

Calendar icon Saturday December 13, 2014, 10AM (Vols at 9AM)

Details: Join our Christmas Program supporting 2,520 children from 63 Houston and surrounding area schools held at George R. Brown Convention Center Hall A-3 to B-3.

If you need further information please contact Izzy Gomez at 832.689.4518 or email at




Beans and Rice Hunger Drive

We are trying to give every child a 2lb bag of beans and a 2lb bag of rice this holiday season to help them from going hungry this holiday season. This equates to 2,160 bags of beans and 2,160 bags of rice and we need your help! Please use the paypal link below to send us your donation (please enter a minimum $5 which will supply 1 bag of beans and 1 bag of rice):

Our Christmas Program in Action

Directions for Christmas Program

(click here for larger map in new window)

*free parking for volunteers