Monday, April 5, 2010

April Volunteers of the Month

Spring is in bloom here in Texas! The weather is at that perfect time where for the brief moment in Texas weather it is just right. Not too hot, not too cold. And with the Spring comes handbags! Heroes and Handbags is the largest fundraiser for Heroes for Children. This unique silent auction features handbags ranging from $100 in value to sometimes over $3,000 (like the gorgeous Judith Lieber bag we had featured last week). Last week, event chair Jennifer Dix, led her team of volunteers to have a beautiful and well planned Dallas event. This Friday, Alissa Maples will do the same in Houston.
We are so very blessed with such tremendous leadership for Heroes and Handbags. Jennifer and Alissa have devoted almost a full year to the planning of Heroes and Handbags. Their dedication, hard work, commitment and heart have been major parts of the success of the event. Thank you so much, Jennifer and Alissa!!
Jennifer Dix and family

Alissa Maples and family

Name, Occupation:
Jennifer Dix, mom, community volunteer

Alissa Maples, mom, community volunteer

How did you get involved with HFC?
Jennifer--One meeting with Larissa Linton was all it took.

Alissa—Hearing Jenny Scott speak about her daughter….that’s all it took.

Do you have any kids and/or pets?
Jennifer--Nate, age 10 and Gracie, age 7
Snowball – our Maltipoo

Alissa—Anabelle my sweet daughter, 9
Holden, my angel boy, 6
Chloe, my puppy who turned one on Valentine’s Day!

From looking at you, no one would guess that…..
Jennifer--I’m actually Dr. Dix, PhD

Alissa—I am a super silly person who has a big sense of humor.

Favorite place to eat:

Alissa—Catalan! I love salmon and theirs is the best!

What’s on your book shelf?
Jennifer--Everything! from a nightly devotional, the latest Booker Award or Pulitzer Prize winner, political thrillers or suspense novels, memoirs, romantic ‘beach’ reads, and more

Alissa—Everything….The Shack by William Young, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden & The Power of Kabbalah by Yehuda Berg

What’s in your iPod/CD changer?
Jennifer--a lot of Kidz Bop! and a super eclectic mix

Alissa—All my children’s favorites—Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, & Justin Bieber. I love old love songs from the 80’s—Kevin and I are mushy romantics!

Who’s your hero?
Jennifer--My husband, Richard

Alissa—My Mother. She has handled everything with her illness with such hope and grace.

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