Upcoming Events

Fall Luncheon – Thursday, September 15th

  • Love That Bag! (Purse Auction)

    What is Love That Bag?

    Love That Bag! (formerly known as the Old Bags Tea/Purse Auction) is a live and silent auction featuring new and used, designer and casual, purses and bags of all kinds. In 2016, jewelry was added to sparkle up the event. These purses and jewelry are donated by our gracious donors who clean out their closets to share those bags they once loved and no longer use and by donors who see bags along the way during their shopping adventures and set them aside for the event. All purse and jewelry donations are in-kind tax deductible gifts to the Alliance and once valued by the donor, can be presented with a receipt for tax purposes.
    Proceeds from the auctions benefit the programs of the Alliance for Women & Children including Alliance After School Care and A-Teens.

    When and where is the event?

    The 2016 Purse Auction was held at the Abilene Country Club on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00pm.

    How can I donate a bag?

    Donations can be taken by any Board Member of the Alliance for Women & Children or can be dropped off at the Alliance office. Please include the value of the bag and the name and address of the donor.

    How do can I participate in the event?

    Reserved tables for 8 are available for purchase prior to the event for $400, as well as, individual seating at $50 per ticket. Space is limited and we have sold out for the past few years, so act early! Tables and seats can be reserved by contacting the Alliance office at 325-677- 5321.

    Special Thanks

    To Our 2016 Purse Auction Committee:
    Becky Nail, Chair
    Joni McKinnon, Co-Chair
    Helen Cavanaugh
    Rose Everett
    Katie McCracken Gore
    Shay Minor
    Deana Morris
    Pam Yungblut

  • Fall Luncheon

    The 2016 Fall Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 15th at the Abilene Civic Center featuring Rosalind Wiseman.

    Most famously the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls, Wiseman has fully revised the third edition which will be published in August 2016. Each year Wiseman works with tens of thousands of students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches, and administrators to create communities based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity. A sought-after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media, Wiseman’s presentations transcend cultural and economic boundaries in her appeal to ensure children’s and teenagers’ wellbeing. Her engaging and forthright delivery promises to capture audiences and inspire them to build positive relationships among each other.”

    What is the Fall Luncheon?

    The Fall Luncheon is an annual fundraising event typically held in September at which we bring in a motivational, inspiring speaker to bring an encouraging message to the community. Please check back for date and time of this year’s Fall Luncheon to be held at the Abilene Civic Center.

    How can I participate in the Fall Luncheon?

    The Alliance accepts sponsorships for the Fall Luncheon to underwrite the costs of the event. Information regarding sponsorships can be obtained by contacting Toni Brown, Executive Director at 325-677-5321.

    Special Thanks to the 2016 Fall Luncheon Committee

    Cynthia Carr, Chair
    Megan Allred
    Charity Skelton
    Jenny Young
    Kelli Fussell
    Allison Goodwin
    Darla Mayes

  • Additional Events and Activities

    Annual Meeting

    According to our by-laws, the Alliance for Women & Children holds an annual meeting of its membership once a year in the fourth quarter to report to the membership regarding the organization’s progress. This is also the meeting in which new officers and new members of the upcoming year’s Board of Directors are selected. If you are a member, please watch for your invitation to this meeting around November as the meeting will be held during the first week of December.