Mistletoe Jam aims to raise money, awareness for children waiting for adoption


AUSTIN, (KXAN) — The 7th annual Byrd and Street Mistletoe Jam on Dec. 4 will benefit the Heart Gallery of Central Texas in hopes of raising money and awareness for children in the area that are hoping and waiting to be adopted.

The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is an art exhibit and community education and outreach initiative that features children who are waiting for adoption. Admission is $25 and sponsorship is $200, all contributions above or between are welcome.

These are the following ways the contributions will be used to support the children waiting for their forever family:

  • $50 covers the cost of printing a 20″ x 24″ portrait in our Heart Gallery
  • $100 maintains the profile of a child on both our traveling and virtual galleries
  • $200 covers the cost of maintaining equipment and signage for the traveling exhibit
  • $500 allows a waiting child to be featured in the Heart Gallery exhibits and website for one touring year

There are five bands and musicians that are donating their performances for the event:

  • Betty Soo
  • Susan Gibson
  • The Flyin’ A’s
  • Barbara Nesbitt
  • Byrd & Street

The 7th annual Byrd & Street Mistletoe Jam will kick-off on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 West Riverside Drive.

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