Gabby needs your help

At 11, Gabby is too young to understand the circumstances that led to her family becoming homeless. She just knows she wants to keep going to the same school, where she gets excellent grades and is in an advanced academics program. Her mom just wants what’s best for her family, but needs help learning how to save and set up a budget. That’s where Housing Crisis Center comes in–Gabby and her mom were recently accepted into our Home Again program. We help with the rent, and they get to stay in their old neighborhood so Gabby doesn’t have to change schools. And we provide financial, employment, and personal empowerment training, so our clients don’t just end up back on the streets again. It’s a win-win proposition for everyone. At the Housing Crisis Center, we believe children are our community’s future. No one should suffer the indignity of being homeless, especially not children. You can help Gabby and families like hers: through the generosity of Mr. Dave Cook and Pendery’s World of Chilis and Spices, every dollar you donate to HCC between now …

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Chili cookoff update

Many thanks to Pendery’s for putting on the Charity Challenger Chili Cookoff on April 10 at SMU. Master chili cooks from all over brave the cold and wind to compete for prizes. More than 30 people volunteered to be salsa and chili judges, and Pendery’s donated $5,000 to the Assist the Officer Foundation!

We were delighted to be joined by Cristina Clawson, Miss Frisco, whose passion for helping the less fortunate is awe-inspiring.

The Chili Cookoff raises money for local charities, including the Housing Crisis Center. Watch this space to find out how close we came to raising our $20,000 goal. In the meantime, enjoy some photos.

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Tower Club Happy Hour update

We hope you were able to make it to the Helping Hands Happy Hour on April 14 because it was a blast! The beautiful Tower Club with its fabulous views was hopping as we welcomed our friends and supporters for a drink…or two. We were happy to see a lot a familiar faces, and equally thrilled to see some new ones as our new Board Chair Gary Powell welcomed our new board members for the 2016-17 year. It was so much fun we’re hoping to do it again in October! Fox 4’s Jenny Anchondo and Jasmine Sadry from KSCS were our lovely celebrity bartenders, and they were fantastic!

Many thanks to everyone Joanna and all the wonderful folks at the Tower Club for making this such a special event. We’re really looking forward to seeing you again in October.

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