Weatherford Democrat

July 30, 2013

WBA’s Charity Showcase Luncheon Friday at Willow Park

Weatherford Democrat

— WILLOW PARK – The Women’s Business Alliance Luncheon is Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Oak Ridge Church of Christ, 4895 E. I-20 Service Road North, in Willow Park.

Looking for a place to volunteer? Wanting to give back to your community?

Join us for the Second Annual Charity Showcase Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Business Alliance on Friday. Various non profit organizations from East Parker County are participating and you will have an opportunity before and after lunch to visit with their representatives.

The participating organizations’ top three needs are listed below. Donations of their top needs are welcome and encouraged at the event.

The luncheon cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information or to register for the luncheon go to and click on Women’s Business Alliance.

For more information call the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce at 817-441-7844 or email Lisa Flowers at


Alzheimer’s Association

Contact Theresa Hocker at or 817-335-4949.

Top three needs: financial support to pay for respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease at home in Parker County (approximately $15 per hour of care); 10 volunteers to help with Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Weatherford College on Saturday, Sept. 28; small gifts for caregivers/those with Alzheimer’s for our case workers to take while making home visits in Parker County.

Center of Hope

Contact Linda Livingston at

Top need: volunteers to give two hours of their time for a Business Roundtable.

Parker Paws

Contact Barbara Pursely at

Top three needs: foster homes; donations; and volunteers.

Freedom House


Top three needs: bath towels for the shelter (colors optional); white poster board and small paint brushes; monetary donations.

Grace House

Contact Dana Blankenship at

Top two needs: maternity clothes; donations.

United Way

Contact Oleta Parker at or 817-596-5986.

Top three needs: donations to current campaign; sponsorship of an event such as Ride United; volunteers for rest stops for Ride United on Sept. 21 and volunteers in general.

Careity Foundation

Contact Beverly Branch or Lyn Walsh at or 817-882-4100.

Top three needs: gas cards for patients; auction items; old jewelry, preferably gold.

Senior Center

Contact Glenda Webb at or 817-596-4640.

Top three needs: cash; adult diapers, canned meats, soups and tuna; Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Pythian Home

Contact Lisa Watson at or 817-594-4465.

Top three needs: living room furniture for the dorms; HE laundry soap /fabric softener; snack foods (individually packaged).

Kids Hope

Contact Tammy Sheppard at or 817-714-3638.

Top three needs: volunteer mentors; board games and books (grades K-6); gift cards for children.

CASA of Parker and Palo Pinto Counties

Contact Trisha Duke at or 817-599-6224.

Top three needs: volunteers; funding; volunteers.