During the Christmas season, communiƟes across Texas responded to our “calling all elves”. Over 3000 giŌs were purchased by our fabulous donors. These giŌs actually came from the wish lists of each child. Seeing the expression on their faces when they opened their giŌs and saw Santa had given them just what they asked foe was PRICELESS. At one party, a liƩle girl whispered in Santa’s ear what she wanted—then later in the evening the giŌs were distributed. Imagine her amazement when she received the very giŌ she Wanted. Christmas in our World is very important—many (most) of our children have never had a magical Christmas. Some have never received a present, others have never had a Christmas tree, many have never had a tradiƟonal Christmas dinner. Our families provide a warm tradiƟonal Christmas complete with all these parts. In addiƟon, AWFC introduces the Christmas season with a giganƟc Christmas party in each of our areas. You will read about all the events later in this newsleƩer. We are praying our special donors are blessed mighƟly as they have bless “many” of His. Over $150,000 dollars in giŌs and donaƟons made Christmas 2014 and unbelievable event!
Every donaƟon to our world is appreciated. We all remember the Bible story about the “widow’s mite” - she gave more than all the rest because she gave all she had. We know how many personal sacrifices have been made to help our children and we are singing your praises.
We also want to recognize some of our GIANT donors :
ISNet in Dallas —organized by Traci AvereƩ
Their employees provided over 800 presents and INSet did a match amounƟng to $30,000. Kohler —in Brownwood—Their employees gave giŌs, volunteered at the party, took Santa photos, and provided an 18 wheeler to transport and the giŌs and décor to Abilene.
Martha and Andy Weatherby , AWFC Abilenefoster parents gave a GIGANTIC
Christmas in our World is truly a production. Many of our children/teens have never experienced a true family Christmas. So often they are subject to drunken brawls including no tree, no turkey and no presents not to mention any celebration of the Christ child. We want to ensure our children experience a magical Christmas complete with gifts from their wish list and a $50 gift card from the agency. Each of our locations is blessed with a beautiful outpouring of gifts for our children from the community. Dancing Across Texas … To AWFC Christmas Extravaganzas
EL PASO Our Christmas tour began December 1 in El Paso. The staff decorated a wonderful location, Gumballs, filling it with a myriad of blowup toys, trains and all types of activities that make children smile and giggle. Michael Jackson dropped by and performed – the children were in awe. The media was in attendance capturing his famous moves FOR THE 10 O’CLOCK NEWS.
We also welcomed a new group of foster parents and children to our World. Their agency closed their office in El Paso and we were blessed to add this super group to our World. A Big THANK YOU goes to Project VIDA who was responsible for gathering all the wonderful gifts from our
children’s wish lists and passing them out in their adorable elf costumes. In addition, a gracious volunteer photographer, Bebe, took pictures of families and candid shots of our children. Go El Paso staff! As if that wasn’t enough, our children had a second party later in December sponsored by Los Traviesos – a Bike and Motorcycle Club. These fabulous folks arranged a grand party and took care of gifts, food and fun - everything. In addition to bouncy toys, they had face painters and a wide variety of fun activities and lots of delicious food. A tremendous THANK YOU to this group who truly went “above and beyond”, as they created a delightful Christmas for our kids.
After El Paso, we danced on to Amarillo. What a spectacular event. We entered a Disney Princess Christmas. Mickey and Minnie greeted us as we approached the event held in the Trinity Lutheran Christian School. As we walked down the hallway we were greeted with Princess Billboards wishing us a very Merry Christmas. As we entered the event room, we were immediately surrounded by Disney princesses – there were tiny princesses, teen princesses and beautiful adult princesses who must have flown from Disneyland to be with us. As you can imagine, the children were enraptured by the gorgeous ladies. However, our children were not to be outdone – they were beautifully dressed in princess attire – and some of our boys sported prince attire.
What a grand evening filled with delicious Mexican food and the grand entrance of Santa, who hugged each child and gave them a very merry present. A Big THANK YOU to the Amarillo National Bank, Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust, the Kimble Foundation Trust and Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation for their generous financial support. Hats off to Amarillo for creating an amazing event.
The Wild West Christmas party was truly over the top. This year our four offices in region 2-9 joined together to create a Christmas Celebration that was truly spectacular with 500 in attendance – our largest party ever! As our families entered the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, they were greeted with a true Winter Wonderland. Major Christmas scenes surrounded the wall of the huge expo center – truly breathtaking! These scenes were so magnificent and inclusive – there was a stable for all the reindeers – so fabulous. One of our new foster dads told Papa Bear, (our agency President Paul Willis) “I really didn’t want to come tonight. I assumed it would be a ‘cookies and punch’ party with some simple present for our foster children. This truly blows me away – what an event – this is better than a theme park.” The décor was “some-thing else” but the party matched the décor. One of our staff’s parents has been catering our parties for the last six years. They retired last year, but were so gracious to do it one more time—and in Abilene (they are from Brownwood). Their menu never varies (because everyone loves it): all the fried fish and chicken and sides you want. We all were filled with excitement and plenty of fish – yum!!!!! A Big THANK YOU to Elmer and Shirley Taber.
Santa Clause arrived in his ‘chariot’—a beautifully decorated cart—and immediately began asking all the “boys and girls” what they wanted for Christmas. They were so precious and they waited in the looooooong line, in addition to whispering in Santa’s ear what they wanted. Every family walked away with a photo of their family. Some of the parents said this was the highlight of the evening. You noted the previous photo of the huge Kohler semi with our staff and Kohler
employees. Because our Brownwood office was the “hub” location where all the “action” of décor, presents, etc. happened, all the “stuff” had to be transported to Abilene. AWFC staff were on the phone trying to rent enough Uhauls to carry everything and then Kohler stepped up and brought their semi and a crew of volunteers to load and unload everything. The Kohler semi was stuffed to the “gills”. These wonderful volunteer employees from Kohler were so gracious to make this happen with such a large volume of children. They supported so much of the event with many of the employees taking a wish list of each child (or more) and purchasing those items. Please understand some of the children had never gotten a present for Christmas – certainly not what they wanted. Imagine all of our staff dressed as elves delivering presents to all the children. They were met with squeals and screams of joy and excitement, as the fabulous volunteers who had made all the gifts possible were watching, with tears flowing down their cheeks. What a sight! I know the angels were giving Jesus a blow by blow account of all the “happenings” as His special children celebrated His birthday. A HUGE THANK YOU to Kohler and their generous staff for helping AWFC create the best Christmas ever for our Wild West children and families. A tremendous Applause also to Mary Patrick who headed up all the cooperation to “get‘er done”. Additionally we had other wonderful donors (all of them will be listed on the “donor page). Just to Highlight a few of the GIANT individual donors: Andy and Martha Weatherby of Abilene (AWFC foster parents) and Mike Shallenberger (our landlord in Wichita Falls). We have many other donors whom we so appreciate who will be listed on our donor page. One final story from the amazing party from the four offices: Samantha Taggart, Case Manager Supervisor, shared one of her family’s stories – “One of my highlights was when a foster child started screaming because—timing is everything. She told Santa what she wanted and about ten minutes later presents were given out and she could not believe how fast Santa worked because she got the exact thing she asked him for right then. The entire scene was precious. The foster parent was so excited for her child that she was almost in tears.”
Whizzing over to Corpus Christi, our families were met with a “Comfy, Cozy Christmas”. We were all dressed in our favorite comfy pajamas – we all loved that attire. As we entered the Holiday Inn Airport we danced in to the Christmas tunes provided by a local DJ. Christmas trees made of snuggly blankets decorated each of the many tables. Soon after we sat down we were served the best hotel food we’d had throughout our Christmas tour across the state. Following dinner
we all visited the homemade treat/dessert table including hot chocolate provided by the AWFC staff. I cannot pass mentioning some of the more memorable treats—chocolate dipped pretzels, yummy brownies, caramel corn and the list went on and on. The stage was set for Santa to make his grand entrance and visit with each of our many children. As we were nearing the end of the line, Santa’s elves came in loaded with presents. These were passed out to each of the children. The gifts were greeted with squeals of de- light. What a happy scene – every child experienced the true joy of Christmas. A big THANK YOU to our gracious Corpus Christi donors: Valero, Wal Mart, CLK Architects, Express Personnel, and many individual donors. Corpus Christi Staff rocks! MC ALLEN As we continued our dance, we were swinging to a great band who volunteered their time. Families were smiling and swaying. As we were dancing and greeting each of the families we were in awe at the gorgeous room at Jackson Square Events Center. Our youngsters were dressed so adorably as they anxiously awaited Santa. Our Valley families never let us down – they all were dressed like movie stars. As we sat down at our table we were over-whelmed by the beauty of the magnificent centerpieces the staff made. Hidden talents were unveiled at every turn. According to Maricela, AWFC Regional Director of the Valley, “Christmas 2014 was very special for our kids as it was one where they were able to enjoy themselves dressed in the comfort of their
pajamas. They took part in the photo booth and were able to take those memories home with their families. We also had one of our very special teenagers, placed through our probation department, sing her freestyle version of Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer . Another very special anecdote was where one of our children thought Dr. Willis was Santa Clause.”
As we sat down at our table we were over-whelmed by the beauty of the magnificent centerpieces the staff made. Hidden talents were unveiled at every turn. According to Maricela, AWFC Regional Director of the Valley, “Christmas 2014 was very special for our kids as it was one where they were able to enjoy themselves dressed in the comfort of their pajamas. They took part in the photo booth and were able to take those memories home with their families. We also had one of our very special teenagers, placed through our probation department, sing her freestyle version of Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer . Another very special anecdote was where one of our children thought Dr. Willis was Santa Clause.” As our younger children were anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival, one beautiful little girl walked up to Papa Bear (Paul Willis) and asked if he was Santa. He laughed as he told her, “No, but Santa will be here soon”. After Santa arrived bearing sleighs of gifts, Paul saw the little girl with a doll in each hand. He called her over and asked her if she received from Santa
what she wanted. Her little chin began to quiver and she shook her head ‘no’. Well, that would never do! Paul immediately asked her what she wanted and she said, “a bicycle”. Another child got one and she ran down to touch it. Paul called Maricela over and said, “We must get that baby a bicycle – whatever she wants!” and Maricela immediately agreed. During the holidays, Paul didn’t let it rest – he wanted to be sure she had received it. This is what Christmas is really about – fulfilling one of God’s special children’s dreams! DALLAS/TYLER From the Valley, we hopped on some fast horses and
dashed to Dallas. And ohhhh, what a treat we walked in to see! Disney’s Frozen had nothing on Dallas AWFC. An army of Olafs greeted us – all the staff was dressed as Olaf – what a sight!. In addition to the Olafs, a snowman with snow blowing out was so neat – children were surrounding the snowman enjoying that unusual treat. The Prairie Creek Baptist Church in Plano was gracious to let us “party” in their facility. Dallas had the place dressed in beautiful shades of blue, lavender and white. A fabulous treat the children enjoyed were two pools of snow. This was the first”snow” the little ones ever saw and they were overwhelmed with joy. Such a wonderful touch. Certainly Frozen would not be complete without a
rendition of Let It Go. Kaitlyn Deen dressed as Elsa complete with make-up and hair style (go Cat – our own Hollywood artist) entertained the audience with a beautiful “Let It Go”. Many thought she was a celebrity – what a voice.
After a yummy Mexican dinner, Santa (thanks Terry Miller) arrived loaded with gifts for the children. The main donor, ISN employees, went Above and Beyond – the employees spent between $75-$100 per child. In addition, the ISN company does a double matching grant for what the employees spend – we received $40,000 – wow, what a windfall! This money is spent on the “extra” needs of the Dallas children throughout the year. A BIG THANK YOU to ISN and Traci Averett who coordinated this event. May they be mightily blessed. Tyler’s party was a gorgeous redo of the Dallas party at the Gilmont Conference Center in Gilmer, Texas – so beautiful. Both staffs come together to do both parties – another gorgeous event. Go, Dallas, go – we are amazed that each year they top the previous year – what talented folks. We appreciate their desire for our children to have a truly magical Christmas. HOUSTON Next our sleigh whisked us to BIG HOUSTON – sleighs are the way to go flying over all that Houston traffic. We two-stepped into a wonderfully decorated “western barn” (Community Center) and were quickly greeted with true Texas barbeque – yum yum! Big thanks to the Houston community for providing so many
additions to our party. Frito Lay is so generous year after year providing gift bags of their product to each of our children as well as volunteering at the party. Also, volunteering and providing gorgeous stuffed bears for each of our youngsters were staff of Aéropostale Company. Lisa Ward, one of our case manager’s moms, provided blankets for each child. A big thanks to Richard Yountz who provided suitcases for each child – such a blessing as most children come to us with all their belongings in garbage sacks – so sad! Members of Houston Sports and Social Club volunteered to help keep the evening flowing. Constellation Foundation generously donated hygiene products. AND the La Familia and Los Carnales Motorcycle Clubs once again donated the individual presents on each of our children’s wish lists. A giant SALUTE to these folks who generously help us every year. Houston AWFC team – you hit the ball out of the stadium once again!
SAN ANTONIO/VICTORIA From Houston we squired to San Antonio. As we left the sleigh, we “balleted’ in to the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium to be met with a beautiful decor, with striking handmade Nutcrackers. After a great meal catered by Heavenly Gourmet, who donated their services, we sat back with full tummies to be entertained. Four teen foster girls from the Garcia foster home performed ‘Mary, Did
You Know’ in sign language. Oh my, what a performance – it was obvious they had spent weeks rehearsing this beautiful song. A big THANK YOU to the wonderful San Antonio/Victoria donors. The major donors were: IBC Bank, BB&T Bank, Randolph Brooks Bank, Jordon Ford, Lutheran High School, Brandon & Kristina Middleton and HEB. The San Antonio/Victoria staff created an evening to remember. ROUND ROCK
We put our sleigh in high gear and off to Round Rock we flew. Rudolph and the other reindeer were worn out…but this was our last stop. As we jumped out of the sleigh we were greeted by superheroes of every kind. The theme was ‘Calling All Superheroes’. What fun! Our families and youngsters were decked out as their favorite super hero. The setting of the party was the Georgetown Community Center. The tables were loaded with poinsettias and super hero crowns, hats and all manner of fun things. Certainly everyone was made aware that Jesus is King of superheroes and was Who we were all celebrating. After
our delicious turkey and dressing lunch, Santa arrived with all manner of gifts. The children swarmed him with all their wishes. Watching the glee and squeals of happiness warmed all our hearts. A favorite “extra” was the photo booth – the kids loved it. The major donors were the Exchange Club, Demaris Chiropractic, Austin Business Forum, Buca di Beppo, Brendan and Amanda Looney, Williamson County Medical Association and Sherri Wright. What a grand day and big thanks to Round Rock Team – the party rocked!
AWFC STAFF PARTY
Wheeeeeew – we definitely celebrated Christmas from one end of the state to the other! Our final party was for our staff. We all gathered at the Georgetown Community Center once again to again become “children”. The theme of this party was Disney Movies – oh, my, did we have fun. Each area chose a movie and came as those characters. Corporate dressed as all the characters of Peter Pan . Our Jon Legett was truly the best dressed—he stole the show with his rendition of Captain Hook. Our Brownwood, San Angelo and Wichita Falls teams were the Despicable Me (maybe not Disney,
but fun). Corpus came as characters from A Little Mermaid - Tina was over the top as Ursula the sea witch. Alice In Wonderland came
all the way from the Valley – such a delight with Maricela leading the crew... San Angelo/ Victoria waltzed in as A Hundred and One Dalmatians – Marni made a wicked Cruella De Ville.
Next was Round Rock as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Stacy was so adorable as Snow White. Dallas/Tyler rolled in as many Olafs from Frozen – the many personalized Olafs were precious. Houston danced in as Toy Story . El Paso and Amarillo joined us by video conferencing. Those Amarillo darlings were so cute as Aristocats .
With dinner catered by one of our very own foster families, Diane and Terry Burton and Fred, we were treated to the best lunch AND desserts ever. And certainly the administrators – Paul, Sharon and Rebecca were not to be outdone. They came as The Three Blind Mice . The story behind that group is none of them can see at night – they must “feel” their way to the different Christmas events. Praise the Lord, our Guardian Angel is always in the car.
Well, AWFC’s celebration of Christmas was over. A ball was had by all.
The Three Blind Mice “SQUEAK”,
“THANKS to OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR HELPING CREATE THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER FOR OUR AWFC CHILDREN!”
STAFF PARTY—AWFC STYLE!
A World For Childen believes in working hard and playing hard. We don’t just have parties, we have PARTIES! This year, for the staff Christmas party, we decided to go with a Disney theme. Every office chose a Disney movie and dressed up as characters from that movie. The creative skills came out! We could have had a Broadway production with the quality of costumes! What an amazing time we had!! As we do with everything at AWFC, we went big and the outcome was AWESOME!
Kelly Junkman Marsha and Gary Cottingham Lisa Anne Wyndham Juan and Kristin Rivera Adrian Gonzales and Jennifer Fisher Robert and Peggy Gray Lori Guy Ray Weinman Brandon and Kristina Middleton Jason and Shannon Albert Arthur and Norma Rodriguez Getzen & Company Elisa Erickson Yolanda Ledesma Roseana Greene John Lawler Mark and Chris Tobias (A Drop in Time Photo) Marsha Cottingham Lori Guy Shannon and Jason Albert Sue Plunkett Jack Rollin- (Oriental Trading) Mark Haug Ben and Karen Dodd Raising Canes Target HEB Jordan Ford Adrian & Jennifer Ruben & Ell Robert & Peggy Gray Andy Gonzales Alonzo & Janie Franco Alexia Gonzales Diana Garcia BB&T (Kayla Mitchell) Sabinal Group (Danny Benavides)
Maria Vasquez Frank Juarez Victoria Quintanilla Darlene Esquivel
John and Sharon Alexander Am Technical SoluƟons AusƟn Business Forum, INc. Demaris ChiropracƟc, PLLC Exchange Club of AusƟn Karen Faught First BapƟst Church Linda Hyslop James Kuempel Sharon Lenart Judity Lucas Jan Moden Pamela Moreƫ NaƟonal Western Life Insurance Vicki Pfluger Michelle Ryon Sheena SƟckney Melody Thompson Edward Velasquez Brendan and Amanda Looney Janice Langley Marissa Moreƫ
Chris Baker Ida Vincent Mark Fowler David Robles James Mann Gwen Lee
Janet Caesar Patsy Clarke Margaret and Kevin Blomstrom
Hannah and Tommy Hall Maggie and Rusty Belden
Jen & Blake Yantis Sarah Blomstrom Jim and Cindi Blomstrom Wednesday Night Bible Study Group Mike Cervantes Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union – Potranco Branch Lutheran High School of San Antonio
Richard Guerrero Antonio Martinez Christy Marquez Janet Reynolds Araceli Martinez
Amarillo National Bank Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust The Kimble Foundation Trust Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation Sharon Bauckus Bed Bath and Beyond David’s Bridal (Heather Morgan) Lee Ann Lefevre Johnny and Amy Crowley Mandy Woolsey Second Year Dental Hygiene Students at Amarillo College Trinity Lutheran Church – Rick Ryan Elisheba Perkins Kim Perkins
ScoƩ Electric Express Employment Professionals HEB Gulf Coast FCU Bank of America—Lamar Park Professional Safety Associates
Heavenly Gourmet, LLC IBC Bank (Bernice Ramos) Brandy Johnson
The Kacer Family The Caster Family Diane Bass-Carpenter The Kucera Family
Humpal Physical Therapy CLK Architects & Associates Hooks Irene and Maria Garcia Larry and Billy Ortega Sylvia Buentello & Family
Michael and Carlee Crouch Dean and Leah Armstrong Gilbert and Lily Curiel Mary Sides Donald and JNita Collins Glen and Debbie Fox Patti Gammage Frank and Kashmir Aprile John and Diedra Polley Troy and Andrea McConnell Stephanie Wise Jennifer Shepherd
LaDonna Myatt Patsy Flaniken Nicole Wallace Texas Lightning Softball Team The Benavides Family Patrick and Jamie Flaniken The Sulak Family
The Raz Family Mary Scroeder Michaela Schroder and Stephen Sparks Flatonia Student Council Employees of Limon’s Road Service Gulf Coast Car Wash Lupe Burney Women in Christ One Stop Tire Shop Pamela Howell Sylvia Pro Johnny Wilcher
Ashley Gonzales Stephanie Collins Kitty Soo Kayla Shields
Treva McKinney Melissa Rotramel Youngblood’s Café & Catering Co. Lori Martin & Texas AgriLife Extension
Kathleen Laning Kathleen Laning KaƟe AlbriƩon Shirley Lewallyn KaƟe Long/Madison B. Kelly Haga Kelsey Hawthorn Kelsey Scherer
ISNet and its employees: Alex Clausen Alix MacEwan Allie Pulaski Allie Rodenberg
Morgan Sherman Namon LiƩlejohn Natalie Rea Oshadee JayaƟlaka Paige Zapffe Patricia MarƟnez Peyton Seidel Rachael Williams Rachel Getman Rachel Lynch Rachel Windham Richard FitzPatrick Rick DorseƩ Ryan Wilbanks Samantha Maze Sara Caldwell Sara Douglass Sarah Benoist Shannon Nehrig Shelly Cassel Stephanie PaƩerson Suzanne Inamura Suzanne Metzgar Taylor Gibbons Taylor Simmons Thad Mims Thomas Krones Tiffany Long Traci AvereƩ Tyler Holifield Valerie Long Whitney Jones Zach Pizzey Zachary Wilmany
Courtney Chaffee Courtney Dawson Dami Bamgbose
Danielle Bakken Danielle Durand Devin Colgan Diane Metcalf-LeggeƩe Efren Blackledge Elizabeth Hoffman Elleni Gavalas Emily Hall Emily Shaner Erica Tyler Erin Busbee Erin Light
Allison Purtell Amanda Fuller Amanda Fuller Amanda Machado Andrew BuƟn Andrew Rich Aneesh Aravind Anna Anderson Anna Peterson Ashlee Seigler Ashley Rector Ashlyn Flurry AusƟn Burch AusƟn Powell Barbara Tezeno Baylee Burchfield Bailey Johnson Bethany Greer Blair Kelly Bonney Hodges Brad McNally Brad Scarborough Brandi Surine Brandon Helsel Brent Ross BreƩ Parker BriƩany Ebanks BriƩany Sizemore BriƩni Henderson Brooke Hammer Brooke Kenyon Brynn Carter Caitlin McPherson Callie Campos Cameron BeckeƩ Caroline Cook Caroline Starck Chandler Waite Charlene Bazan Chelsea WilderoƩer Chelsea Williams Chelsey Gilbreth ChrisƟan Arroyave
Kelsey Wolfe Kendall Bates Keri Stubbs Kim Holly Kim Holly Kiran Garlapad Korrie Reichman Kristen PonƟous Kristy Blackmon
Erin Weitzel Evita Montes Fadel El-Hajj Frances Hernandez
Kylie Mankin Landry Kemp Lara Granahan Laura-Taylor Burrow Laura Watkins
Geoffrey Dice Grace Rivers
Hannah Stephens Heather Sullivan Hemang Pandya Hillary Bell Hillary Moore Hunter Sprague Jacque Akers Jade Shank Jaren Collins Jason Bandeh Jason Roemer Jennifer Lugenheim Jennifer SuƩon Jess Newman Jessica Thomas Jill Fleming Jodi Edmiston John Glaster Jon Sams Jonathan WhiƩ Josh DeYoung Joshua Neely Juan Mateu Julie Connelly JusƟn Benedict JusƟn Mihnovets Kara Houser Kara Vickers Karlee Summey Katherine Dunnie
Lauren Cook Lauren Yuhas Lincoln King
Lindsey Chase Lindsey Ramey Mackenzie Hamilton MacKenzie Terry
Macy Pulliam Maddie Kepler Madison Lees Marian Ramirez Marie Anderson Mark Field
Mary Kindraid MaƩ Brenegan MaƩ Hayes MaƩhew Childers Mehdi Bouita Melanie Gordon Merrilee McClanahan
Michael Hantho Michelle Galley Michelle Meyer Micyla Baker Mike Hudson Mike Reazin Morgan Lang Nizar Nadeem
ChrisƟne Fuchs Courtney Bantz
Mike Shallenberger Neƫe Simpson Richard & Susan Simpson Ty & Shay Boggeman Jess & Tracy Spivey Cathy Caudill Melissa Whitaker Paul & Virginia Newton Todd & Kim Nusbaum Lisa Christman Jeff & Lori Forrester Stephen & KrisƟna Halberg Todd & Leigh Anne Hope Mary and David Lindsay
Amanda Goodson Amber Davis Paƫe Breedon Cindy and Dean Humphries Nan Billings Barbara and Ann Ranallo Dr. Connell Shawn Baker Lupe and Ramsey Villarreal
Coni Aguirre Grande Produce Jason Perez Jeffrey K Moen Aissa Garcia – Ricoh USA Law Office of Elba Rocha, PLLC Daniel Cavazos -Tejas Tires & Wheels
Kathie Nelson ScoƩ Schaetz MaƩ Logon
Liz Tumlinson Megan Wilson Tammie Wright Shange BarneƩ Connie Madrid Lisa Gonzales Jerry and Pat Alexander
Dr. Elisa Garza Sanchez Pharr Family Pharmacy TLC Pharmacy Stonebridge Behavioral Health
Boys & Girls Club of Pharr Lone Star NaƟonal Bank Life Touch Home Health Fiesta Chevrolet Walmart Sam’s Electric AƩorney’s at Law Roerig, Oliveira, & Fisher LLP Law Office of Denham Law Office of Rocha Bert Ogden McAllen Motors Rosalinda Reyes HEB Lack’s Narcedalia Ozuna Cracker Barrel
Debra Price Mary Valdez Gloria Chapa Slip and Glaze Lab Joe Beoit Kassandra Aldridge Jeff Grove Pam Thornhill BarbarAndrew and Nathan Prosise Donald York Family PSS Juan Sanch and Alma DeLeon Mike Clark
Marty Callaway Mitchell Smith Rudy Lopez
The Man Cave Spa Car Wash Car Wash Abel Riojas Photography Dr. Jorge Garcia, Chiropractor Five Guys Blue Onion Gridiron Burger Lowe’s Boot Jack Gloria C Escobar Dolores & Rafael Cantu Mark Moran Alfredo Mata (Foster Parent) Antonio Torres - Best Buy Yolanda Flores, Juan Diego A Academy Eddie Salinas
Albemarle Foundation Los Carnales/La Familia Richard Yount Constellation Foundation Kroger
Israil and Glenda Family PlasƟc Division Material Patsy Villarreal Mayfield Barry Buchanan Randy Barkemeyer Saber Frayley Richard Windham QALAB Tommy Faught
Maria Llamas and Project Vida Health Center NE Bible Fellowship Church Debra Ruiz “Los Traviezos” Motorcycle Club Pebble Creek Nursing Home
Jeff Mitchell BreƩ Bloom Ellen Chiofalo
Kenna Maxwell Brandy Haralson Sarah Griffin Jodi Bolton Melissa Gauny