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  • Erica Ponder

FuelUp and Tava Cares present free toys and gas gift cards at holiday giveaway

HOUSTON (Press Release)— During a global pandemic, families will get an opportunity to put more under the Christmas tree this holiday season. FuelUP & Tava Cares will be hosting a holiday giveaway on December 22, 2020, in partnership with The Lloyd Foundation. The holiday giveaway will serve 50 families or until supplies last with a host of toys and gas gift cards. Five of the families will consist of families that have been impacted by cancer. FuelUP will host the families at one of their eight locations on 11831 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, Texas 77072 beginning at 1 p.m.

“The reality is that people are still driving during the holiday season and fuel cost is still a concern for families in the pandemic. We believe that a nice way to give back is to give holiday gift cards for fuel or for snacks while families travel for their last-minute essentials for the holidays,” Taha Hashmi, Vice President of Fuel Up, said.

FuelUP is a family-owned and operated chain of gas stations serving eight locations in Houston. The gas station chain has been serving the community for over 25 years.

“We are elated to serve the community during this Holiday season! 2020 has brought on challenges for many people, and we want to bring joy to the community during this time,” said Kenny Lloyd, founder of Tava Cares & The Lloyd Foundation.

About TavaCares

Tava Cares is a Houston-based organization that advocates and assists women who have breast cancer, and their families. They work closely within the community to provide resources for various initiatives throughout the year.

About The Lloyd Foundation

The Lloyd Family Foundation was established to honor the memory and legacy of his great history-making father, the late Earl Francis Lloyd, a basketball giant and champion. He was a true trailblazer and pioneer. In 1950, Kenny’s father, Earl “Big Cat” Lloyd, was the first African American to play professional basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and in 1955, he was the first African American player to win a national basketball championship. He was also the first African American assistant coach in the NBA, and later became head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Earl Lloyd was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Families can register via Eventbrite:

For more information about Fuel Up Houston, visit and on social media: @fueluphtx / @tavacares


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