Gee! North Texas restaurants are going to be hurting for lunchtime business in the weeks ahead thanks to the countless number of fundraising lunches.
Want proof? How about Wings’ Pop Fizz (Friday, May 5), Rainbow Days’ Pot of Gold (Friday, May 5), Phoenix House (Monday, May 8), 35th Annual Clifton Morris And Jim Bradshaw Memorial Stars In Recovery Luncheon (Tuesday, May 9), Women Of Distinction Luncheon And Awards (Wednesday, May 10), After-School All-Stars North Texas’ Rising Stars (Wednesday, May 10), Genesis Women’s Shelter’s Annual Luncheon featuring Nicole Kidman (Friday, May 12), the sold-out Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon (Tuesday, May 16), Retina Foundation’s Visionary Luncheon (Thursday, May 18) and Metrocare Service’s Meal for the Minds (Wednesday, May 31) that are listed on MySweetCharity’s May Calendar.
No surprise since the event is honoring Sally Hoglund and her daughter Kristy Hoglund Robinson with the 2023 Caroline Rose Hunt Cherish The Children Award “for their dedication to children who have experienced abuse and neglect.”
According to Dallas CASA President/CEO Kathleen LaValle, “The Hoglund family has been with us every step of the way, helping Dallas CASA reach our goal of serving every child in need and encouraging us to make a real difference in the lives of children and young adults who benefit from our advocacy. Sally and Kristy bring energy and focused vision to all their endeavors, and Dallas CASA is grateful to have benefited from their dedication and generosity.”
Instilled with the “family tradition of authentic community engagement,” Kristy, who is a sworn child advocate, said, “Working with these kids was both heartbreaking and fulfilling, and I am forever changed by their resilience, strength and determination.”
As an added plus, Luncheon Co-chairs Veree Hawkins Brown and Kim Meth have arranged for Austin-based Change1 Founder Cortney Jones to be the keynote speaker and The Rosewood Foundation VP Lynn Fisher to serve as honorary chair.
If you haven’t got your place at the table, don’t toddle. Dallas CASA is trying to add more spots, so sign up now.