WILLOW PARK — East Parker County women who want to give back to their community but don’t know how to get started could benefit from attending the Second Annual Charity Showcase Luncheon set for Friday, Aug. 2, at the Oakridge Church of Christ in Willow Park.
The luncheon, hosted by Women’s Business Alliance, showcases local non-profits, whose representatives will be on hand to answer questions before and after the event.
In addition, the event creates an opportunity for attendees to contribute to each organization’s most pressing needs. Donations of service, items and money are welcomed and encouraged.To register for the luncheon, visit www.eastparkerchamber.com or call the East Parker County Chamber office at 817-441-7844. The cost is $15 for WBA members and $20 for nonmembers.
The showcase opens at 11 a.m., lunch is served at 11:40 a.m., and the program begins at noon.
Those who cannot attend may drop off donations at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce office at 100 Chuck Wagon Trail, Willow Park, or at Trinity Christian Academy prior to the event.
Charities signed up to participate, along with their top needs and contact information, are:
•Financial support to pay for respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease at home (approximately $15 per hour of care).
•Ten volunteers, needed from 7-11 a.m., to help with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Weatherford College Saturday, Sept. 28.
•Small gifts for caregivers/those with Alzheimer’s that case workers can bring on local home visits: nerf balls, Puzzles to Remember by Springbok, 8 1/2 x 11 spiral notebooks or journals.
•Contact Theresa Hocker at Theresa.Hocker@alz.org or 817-335-4949.
Center of Hope
•Volunteers to give two hours time for a Business Roundtable.
•Contact Linda Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Foster homes, so more pets can be rescued.
•Donations to pay for foster pet veterinary care and supplies.
•Contact Barbara Pursely at email@example.com.
•White poster board and small paint brushes
•Contact Dana Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Donations to current campaign.
•Sponsorship of an event such as Ride United
•Volunteers for rest stops for Ride United Sept. 21 and in general.
•Contact Oleta Parker at email@example.com or 817-596-5986.
•Gas cards for patients.
•Old jewelry, preferably gold
•Contact Beverly Branch & Lyn Walsh www.careity.org 817-882-4100.
•Depends, canned meats, soups and tuna
•Meals on Wheels Volunteers
•Contact Glenda Webb firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-596-4640.
•Living room furniture for dorms
•HE laundry soap/fabric softener
•Snack foods (individually packaged)
•Contact Lisa Watson at email@example.com or 817-594-4465.
•Board games and books (K-6th grade)
•Gift cards for children
•Contact Tammy Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-714-3638.
•Contact Trisha Duke at email@example.com or 817-599-6224.
The church is located at 4895 East Interstate 20 Service Road in Willow Park.
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