Monday, July 6, 2009

July Volunteer of the Month

Heroes for Children is really expanding our efforts in the Houston area. With the addition of our newest staff member, Mimi Bates, and our Texas Hold'Em event, Hold'Em for Heroes, we're adding some of the things we already do in Dallas. An Advisory Board made up of Houston individuals ready to work for Heroes for Children is also making a big difference. Cristina Baez and her husband Mauricio are member's of the Advisory Board. She's a Cordon Bleu trained chef who treats us during Advisory Board meetings with her amazing cooking.

Cristina is also taking on a big project this fall--introducing Heroes for Children to the Hispanic communtiy through an evening called "Celebra Una Nocha Hispana." Cristina's goal is to introduce our mission and services to the Hispanic community in Houston to show how our organization supports these families in their time of crisis. We are so lucky to have volunteers like Cristina who think outside of the box for new ways to involve others with Heroes for Children!

With that, I turn it over to Cristina!

Name, Occupation:

Cristina Baez, Owner Bleu Bites LLC--Private Chef Service

How did you get involved with HFC:

Through my friend Mary Lou Fernandez, who successfully chaired Heroes and Handbags Houston in 2008.

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

One daughter, Victoria, age 5 and one Russian Tortoise

From looking at you, no one would guess....

That I practice Tae Kwon Do.

Favorite place to eat:

My kitchen.

What's on your book shelf?

The Twilight Saga is my most recent addition.

What's in your iPod/CD changer?

ABBA, Brazilian music, Tibetan music among others

Who's your hero?

My mom.

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