Carolyn Tarver with Project SMILE, Stan’s Memory Includes Loving Everyone, started the program by helping 12 children during the holidays when her only son, Stan, died in a tragic accident. As the need for toys grew larger each year, the Exchange Club of Sugar Land and Sugar Land Rotary decided to help her fulfill her dream and last year alone, over 3,500 children received over 10,000 gifts during the holiday season. Pictured are John Robson and Himesh Ghandi, Sugar Land Exchange Club members, accepting the check from Sugar Land Rotary.





Collection boxes will be at all Fort Bend ISD schools and at locations in Lamar Consolidated ISD from November 13 to December 13. Businesses are welcome to have collection boxes as well. For more information, or to request a collection box for your place of business, email Remember, batteries are included and can be donated along with the toys. Make sure the batteries are not expired and are included in appropriate packaging.


Santa's Exchange is a collaboration between local service organizations -- The Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Sugar Land Rotary and Fort Bend Exchange Club, along with Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD and participating area businesses.