Upcoming Events

Purse Auction - Thursday, April 21st

  • 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. These purses 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 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, A-Teens, and Gaining Professional Success.

    When and where is the event?

    The 11th Annual Love That Bag event will be held at the Abilene Country Club on Thursday, April 16th 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 2015 Purse Auction Committee:
    Lucy Vinson, Chair
    Lexi Alexander
    Megan Bolls
    Jordan Grun
    Katie McCracken
    Debra Levrets
    Belinda Shepherd

  • Fall Luncheon

    The 2015 Fall Luncheon was held on Thursday, September 17th at the Abilene Civic Center featuring Lucille O’Neal, mother of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.

    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 2015 Fall Luncheon Committee

    Cynthia Carr, Chair
    Raquel Garza
    Cassandra Garcia
    Missy Keefer
    Selina McGuire
    Jennifer Montoya
    Deana Morris
    Jenny Young

  • 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.