History of Jingle Bell Jam!
Jingle Bell Jam! began in 1998 when Southeast Family Community Center and corporate sponsors partnered with the City of Houston Housing Authority to shuttle 500 children from Houston area housing projects to a fun-filled Holiday celebration, which took place at the old Marriott Hotel on Braeswood Boulevard in Houston, Texas.

The children were entertained by musicians, rappers, radio, and TV personalities. They were fed a traditional Christmas dinner, after which they performed sketches, songs, and dance routines to entertain the crowd. In addition, the children received age-appropriate toys, fruit bags, and special door-prizes.

In 2003, Houston Southside Community Center picked up the challenge of promoting the JBJ event, and the venue was changed to St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Since that time, Jingle Bell Jam! has evolved to include children affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS, children of incarcerated parents, as well as those transitioning from homelessnes.

The Jingle Bell Jam! event offers a chance for professionals, corporations, and businesses to share the Sprit of Christmas with underprivileged children in the inner-city through caring & sharing!