Shop for a cause: 4 Kingwood retailers participating in The Holiday Shopping Card, Oct. 24-Nov. 3

Toys & Candy On the Park is one of the retailers participating in Houstonu2019s 2019 Holiday Shopping Card event.

Toys & Candy On the Park is one of the retailers participating in Houstonu2019s 2019 Holiday Shopping Card event.

Kingwood-area residents looking to get a head start on holiday shopping while helping out a good cause can do so at four shops in Kingwood that are participating in Houston’s 2019 Holiday Shopping Card event. The Card event runs from Oct. 24-Nov. 3.

Each fall, more than 550 retailers in the Greater Houston area participate in this event, during which customers can enjoy 20% discounts and can give back by purchasing a $75 Holiday Shopping Card, 100% of proceeds from which will directly benefit the American Cancer Society. No other Lake Houston-area retailers are participating in the event, according to the full list of retailers.

In 2018, more than 9,000 Houstonians purchased the Holiday Shopping Card, and over the past 22 years, the women of VICTORY—a volunteer fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society—have raised more than $16.5 million through the program, according to the organization’s website.

In-person shopping is the focus of the Card event, but five online retailers are also participating this year. To see a list of participating online retailers, click here and then filter by "online/websites."



Natural Pawz
25653 Hwy. 59, Ste. 203, Kingwood
281-354-8030
www.naturalpawz.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Toys & Candy On the Park
1271 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood
281-361-6453
www.bigbluewhaletoys.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.

Sweet & Sassy
534 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood
281-973-8035
www.sweetandsassy.com/kingwood
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.

Wild Birds Unlimited
4523 Kingwood Drive, Ste. 130, Kingwood
281-570-2685
www.wbu.com/kingwood
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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