Events

Upcoming Events

10th Annual! Love That Bag! - Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Love That Bag! (Purse Auction)

    What is Love That Bag?

    Love that Bag - Purse Auction
    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, Women’s Health Awareness, and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

    When and where is the event?

    The 10th Annual Love That Bag event will be held at the Abilene Country Club on Thursday, May 15 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 $350, as well as, individual seating at $40 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 2014 Purse Auction Committee:
    Megan Brown, Chair
    Lucy Vinson, Co-Chair
    Lexi Alexander
    Helen Cavanaugh
    Becky Nail
    Panissa Williams


  • Fall Luncheon

    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. Thank you for joining us on September 26, 2013 at the Abilene Civic Center.

    The 2013 Fall Luncheon was entitled “Setting the Pace” and featured Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller, the most decorated US gymnast of all time! As part of the Magnificent Seven, Shannon and her teammates took the gold in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Shannon is the only US gymnast to rank in the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts.

    After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College. She then moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

    Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women along with her series of fitness books, cookbooks and fitness DVD’s in July, 2010. In 2011, she launched the Shannon Miller Walk-Fit program: a free online tracking and incentive program targeted to the Jacksonville community. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon’s seeks to empower women to make their health a priority through education and awareness.

    In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor, a form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with 9 weeks of chemotherapy for this rare germ cell malignancy. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment through the media, her blog “My Journey” and a free eBook entitled Competing with Cancer. Shannon is currently cancer free and continues to be a strong advocate for early detection. Shannon, her husband and son reside in Jacksonville, Florida. She is expecting her second child, a daughter, this summer.

    Shannon helped us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Alliance After School Care this fall. Proceeds from the Fall Luncheon benefit the programs of the Alliance for Women and Children including Alliance After School Care, A-Teens, and Women’s Health Awareness.

    Proceeds from the Fall Luncheon benefit the programs of the Alliance for Women & Children including Alliance After School Care, A-Teens, and Women’s Health Awareness.

    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.

    Register here

    Special Thanks to the 2013 Fall Luncheon Committee

    Cyndee Castel, Chair
    Denise Camacho
    Nancy Smith
    Becky Frost
    Becky Nail
    Sharmon Daley


  • 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.