Albert Uresti and the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office collected more than taxes this Christmas season. Nearly 400 hundred toys were collected from employees, including some taxpayers who visited the offices in early December.
“Helping people is what the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office strives to do every day. Every year, our employees collect and donate hundreds of toys to different organizations. Many families are going through a difficult time right now and need a helping hand. We try to bring joy to some of these children in need,” said Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Albert Uresti and this Office teamed up with Pastor David Rodriguez and the People’s House Church and Pastor Jimmy Robles and Last Chance Ministries Church to collect and give toys to needy families near the Cassiano Homes, San Juan Homes, and the surrounding areas. Together, the two churches and the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office collected and gave out about 2000 toys to needy families.
“Since my election as Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector, our Tax Office has sponsored an annual toy drive for needy children who would not normally receive toys from other known charitable groups,” said Albert Uresti.
The primary mission statement of the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office is “To Help Keep Families In Their Homes,” with an emphasis on helping our Senior Citizens, our Disabled, our Veterans, and ultimately our Children. We see this toy drive as a way to extend our mission in a tangible way to the children of our community.