A year’s worth of planning and two months of 12-hour days comes down to one event for Jacque Gordon: Hood County Christmas for Children’s annual distribution day, when the nonprofit reaches as many as 3,200 deserving children with gifts.

Gordon is the winner of the 2019 Texas REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award for her work over the past 10 years with Hood County Christmas for Children. Starting as a volunteer in 2009, Gordon joined the organization’s board in 2013 and has been its president since 2014. She has dedicated thousands of hours to helping the nonprofit raise funds, buy presents, and gather them for each child. Other volunteers praise her tireless dedication, stewardship of donors’ resources, and heart for the children the nonprofit serves.

Hood County Christmas for Children will receive a $1,000 donation as part of Gordon’s award.