Hometown Heroes: Jack Molho

By Joan Frances –

Donna and Jack Molho.

Generosity is a gift with no price tag and no expiration date. One of the most generous gifts one can give is time. Our Hometown Hero Jack Molho gives his time graciously and willingly to benefit the less fortunate in Fort Bend County.

Molho was born in Galveston and has lived in Fort Bend County since 1979. He graduated from Houston Baptist University with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. He worked in the family business for many years, then set out on his own as a Deputy with Harris County only to return to the family business after his father became ill. He is married to Donna Batten Molho, and together they have four wonderful children and four grandchildren.

When asked about volunteering, Molho said, “I’ve volunteered for my community for as long as I can remember. One of my most passionate experiences has been as a volunteer for Toys for Tots.  I have been with Toys for Tots Fort Bend for 19 years and 11 of those years as Coordinator. Partnering with other local not-for-profit organizations, businesses and individual support, we are blessed to be able to serve over 8,000 children in the greater Fort Bend area.”

Noah May, Chad, Carly and Beau Bradshaw, Camila, Chris, Sophia, Jack, Donna, Charlie Molho, Catherine and Adam Harris.

As a volunteer, Molho is deeply moved by what he observes. “You can’t quantify the smile of a child receiving a gift for Christmas, you can’t quantify the smile of a child at MD Anderson receiving a toy during treatment, you can’t quantify the feeling when you rescue a trafficked individual from the streets. I do it to serve. I feel it is my obligation to give back and share the blessings the good Lord has bestowed on me.  It helps me sleep better at night knowing that I have done my best trying to help others every day and will do so as long as I am physically and mentally able to.”

Jack Molho and Ray Aguilar.

The people Molho works with are equally giving. “I don’t work with people; I work with angels, whether it’s my fellow deputies who put their lives on the line every day, or the United States Marine Corp that allows me to partner with them to bring toys to the kids via the Toys for Tots campaign, to the volunteer drivers who collect toys, or the other angels who work up to and including the day of distribution. I am also blessed to partner with the City of Sugar Land staff members who support the various committees who are always looking at how to better serve our community.  I am just one of a multitude of volunteers who helps make things happen.”

Molho volunteers five to 10 hours per week, but during the holiday season, he can easily work 20 to 30 additional hours. “There is so much ‘need’ and only so many people to help. I try to support  those in need through the various organizations. The constant call for volunteers only reinforces the need and obligation we all have to help those less fortunate. We should all remember, there but for the Grace of God go I.”

Thank you Jack Molho for giving your valuable time so generously. Fort Bend County is fortunate to have you as a committed volunteer.

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