This committee is responsible for providing holiday gifts for families affected by HIV or AIDS by soliciting and matching firms and corporations with families. The committee also visits and assists the residents of Bering Omega House one Saturday in the spring.

Or click here for the printable version of the “adoption” form.


The Houston Bar Association partners with the following Houston social service agencies:

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2019-2020 Co-Chairs:
Pam Medina, Cadence Bank N.A.
David Miller, The Amaro Law Firm
Hilary Tyson, BoyarMiller

For more information on this committee, contact Bonnie Simmons at or (713) 759-1133.

Last Year's Success

“Thank you so much. I can’t find the words to express my gratitude to you and your partner. Because of y’all my kids will have a good Christmas. God bless you both.”

— Family adopted in the 2018-19 gift drive

Five men stand in a row, smiling at the viewer, each wearing a damp shirt.Baker Botts L.L.P. partners participated in “Pie a Partner” to raise funds to fulfill the wish lists of two families through the HBA AIDS Outreach Adopt-A-Family project.

A thank-you note from Legacy Community Health in Montrose, thanking the committee and gift drive adopters for helping their clients in 2018-2019.

A record 91 law firms, legal departments, and individuals participated in the 22nd Annual HBA AIDS Outreach Holiday Adopt-a-Family Project in December 2018. In all, a record 107 families in need were helped by the holiday program.

This includes a record 350 individuals assisted, making it the biggest AIDS Outreach project to date.

The HBA AIDS Outreach Committee would like to thank the following participants for helping make the holidays brighter for so many affected by HIV and AIDS:

Ajamie LLP

Marcus Alvarez & Tyler

The Amaro Law Firm

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Hostetler LLP

Balat Shah & Overton, PLLC

Steven Beard

Christopher & Pat Bell

Stuart Berger and family

Blank Rome LLP

Boyar Miller

Bracewell LLP

Broemer & Associates, PLLC

Brown Sims

Marie Carlisle

Collin Cox

Daughtry & Farine, P.C.

Al Durrell

Luke Edney

Law Office of Mynde Eisen

Joe Epstein

Fringe Salon & Color Bar

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Kay Sim

Bonnie Simmons

Hon. Frances & Chris Stacy

Stodghill & Allie, LLP

Phileda Tennant

Catherine T. Than

Linda Thompson and Dennis Kelly

Tindall England PC

Tom Ford

Towber Law Firm PLLC

Trey Yates Law

Hilary Tyson

United Airlines

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Harriet Amelia Wessel

Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.

Staci Wilson

Kelly Woods

Stephen Yeh

Yetter Coleman LLP

Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.