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Christmas Wishes 2017

21.11.2017

Join Inspiring HANDS & make the Holiday Season a little brighter for those in need!
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Thank you sponsors, donors and volunteers

23.10.2017

For helping us raise over $65,000 for IH Scholarships at the 2017 Come Together Extravaganza!

Committee, Volunteers, Sponsors, & Donors
The 3rd Annual Come Together event would not be possible without you!

 

Event Co-Chairs

Susan Lutz and Celene Miller

Auctions

Lori Cross, Auction Assistant

Hospitality & Décor

Annette Cole, Melissa Kenney, Ryan Kenney, Cathie Starrett, Bryce Starrett, Valerie Thurston

Marketing

Morgan Bauman, Kylee Darwin, Laura Goodwin, Stacey Michalak

Cashiers & Raffle

Kathy Arnold, Melissa Kenney, Denise Miller

Lights and Sound Engineers

Randy Lutz & Jeffrey Lutz

Host Committee Volunteers

Susan Ascherbeck, Kaitlyn Cole, , Kenzie Cross, Riley Cross, Brennan Cross, Jeff Lutz, Ashley Miller, Bryant Miller, Harold Miller, Debbie Miller, Brian Miller, Ryan Michalak, Randi Rogers, Humberto Raymundo, Erica Crowley, Jazz Tamez Valerie Thurston, Allyson Sanchez, Jennifer Banks, Kara Ohlman

 

PLATINUM EVENT SPONSOR

Challenger Drilling, Inc.

GOLD EVENT SPONSOR

Kauffman Company

SILVER EVENT SPONSORS

Allegiance Bank

CDI Safety Services

Crestmark Construction Services

Lionel Garza

Platinum Pools

AUCTIONEER

Vincent Montabono—Montabano Auctions

PADDLES UP SPONSOR

Allegiance Bank

RAFFLE SPONSOR

Ditch Witch of Houston

COSTUME CONTEST SPONSOR

Jeff and Susan Lutz

PHOTOGRAPHER

Morgan Linzee Photography

ENTERTAINMENT

Jack T. Carr, Saxophone Artist & Already Gone Band

Randy Lutz , Sound and Light &  Jeffrey Lutz, AV

 SPECIAL THANK YOU TO

Balloonize Your Event – Flowers by Bloomers and Rainy Jeter

Harold and Celene Miller

 

  THANK  YOU TO OUR EVENT & AUCTION ITEM DONORS

Aerodrome Ice Skating
All set in stone
April & Oscar Galindo
Ashley Sepulveda
Bayside Chic
Bernhardt Winery
Bexar Wood Designs
Bloomers Florist
Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park
Bouncin’ Bears
Brian & Deborah Miller
Candelari’s Pizzeria
Cathie Starrett
Celene & Harold Miller
Challenger Drilling, Inc.
Cheesecake Factory – The Woodlands
Christina Osburn
Cigar Factory
Cinemark Theatre
Cody and Claire Green
Compass Settings, Ltd
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Dee Franklin
Denise & Bryant Miller
Dickenson Interiors
El Tiempo Cantina
Empty Glass
Endless Nails and Spa
Escape the Room Houston
Extreme Sandbox
Flamingo Nails
From Rocks to Roses
Galveston Historical Foundation
The Glade Gallery
Golden Goddess Tanning
Gossip Nails

Great American Cookie Company

Gringos Mexican Kitchen
Mollys Pub
Houston National Golf Course
Houston Texans Foundation
Howard Minas
I hope you dance
IPic Entertainment
Jack T Carr
Jeff & Susan Lutz
Jennifer Ezzel
Jeremy Stark
Karbach Brewing Co.
Kendra Scott
Laurie Lotton
Lavantage Alden Bridge
Lily Rain
Los Cucos
Lupe Tortilla
Magpies
Maine Lobster Direct
Melanie Cantarella
Melissa & Steve Kenney
Merle Norman & More
Michael Maglothin
Mike Vaughan
Molly’s Pub
Montalbano Auction Co L.L.C
Morgan Linzee Photography
Morgan Nicole Skincare
Nancy Schulz
Natural Pawz Vintage Park
Pain Train
Painting with a Twist
Panera Bread
Papa Murphy’s
Pappas Restaurants
Rachel’s Hallmark Shop No2
Rancho Grande Bar & Grill
Randi Rogers – Yoga
Ritas Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Sarita Ackerman Art
Savvy Chic medspa
Scout & Molly’s
Shelley Swindell
Slim Chickens
Sportin’ Woody’s Sport Bar
Some LIke It Hot Yoga & Fitness
Southwest Airlines
Stacey & Ryan Michalak
Stephanie Juarez
Suburban Girl
Sue Robinson
Tantrums LLC
Tejas Chocolate
The Cellar Door
The Parra’s
The Royal Standard
The San Luis Resort & Spa
The Whistle Stop Tea Room
The Wine Man
Theatre Suburbia
Trendsetters Hair Salon
Urban Air

William Chris Vineyards

Rick Raymor

Available Auction Items at Come Together 2017

23.10.2017

 

THESE ARE AVAILABLE IN:

 

THE LIVE AUCTION – PRICELESS ITEMS!

Momentous Tiffany & Co. Champagne & Caviar basket with surprise bonus!

Tim McGraw autographed guitar

JJ Watt autographed and framed jersey

Roger Staubach autographed and framed jersey

Choose your passport 6 day trip for two to Punta Cana or Cancun

Try your luck at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas with airfare for two

A fine time for a wine tasting at the Glade Gallery with music by Jack Carr for up to 50 guests

The Eagles autographed and framed On The Border album

Two tickets to Country Music Awards Festival 2018 in Nashville with accommodations and airfare

The Eagles band autographed guitar

Two tickets to the World Series, game 4, Saturday, October 28th, between the Astros and Dodgers

 

THE SPOTLIGHT BIG BOARD AUCTION:

One of a kind work of art by Sarita Ackerman Value $2,400

Stock the bar with a wagon of booze by Denise & Bryant Miller & friends Value $1,000

The SAKS Fifth Avenue Club $1,000 personal shopper experience Value $1,205

Fabulous rolling island kitchen from Bayside Chic in Galveston Value $1,600

Season tickets for 2 to the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo plus entry for 4 into the HLR Chili Cook-off with open bar and entertainment. Value $1,125

Crawfish boil for up to 20 guests at your location by Vincent Maltabono Value $500

BBQ for up to 25 guests at your location by Big O’s BBQ Value $750

Two Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs Club Seats Value $1,342

Two Houston Texan vs. San Francisco Club Seats Value $925

Extreme Sandbox dueling adventure for up to four Value $1,497

Two club level tickets to see Lady Gaga at Houston Toyota Center Value $635

Two tickets to see Gun & Roses at Houston Toyota Center Value $587

Galveston getaway at The San Luis Resort & Spa Value $1,051

Two night getaway to the Texas Hill Country at High Point Ranch Value $1,000

 

THE SILENT AUCTION

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SILENT AUCTION ITEMS.

 

Help for Flood Victims

27.08.2017

Only call 911 or 713-884-3131 if your life is at risk!

FOR HELP:

Those with flood-related needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-866-526-8300.

For further information and helpful emergency numbers CLICK HERE

Back to School Drive!

18.08.2017

The Inspiring HANDS annual back to school drive is underway throughout the month of August. Our partnering businesses are Allegiance Bank, Envoy Mortgage, Builder’s Backbone, Sterling ASI, and The Woodlands Elite Cheer. Each have generously offered to be host collection centers for this year’s drive. Please consider making a donation of a new backpack, zip style sandwich bags and chewy granola bars. Cash donations are also accepted at www.inspiringhands.org/events/BTSD17 The drive benefits over 4,500 pre-school aged children and their school aged siblings who are registered in the Kids Meals, Inc. Houston program. Learn more at www.kidsmeals.com 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

02.06.2017

JOIN INSPIRING HANDS & KIDS MEALS HOUSTON

this summer and help feed Houston’s hungriest preschool aged children.

Volunteers are needed! Please see sign up dates and times below.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Every day in Houston, there are 88,740 children, or 1 out of 4 preschool aged children, who may not know where their next meal is coming from. Harris County has the 2nd highest rate of child food insecurity in the nation, meaning our children have limited or unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Kids Meals’ delivers healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. They are a first-responder to children ages five years old and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Every weekday, year-round, from 9 am to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, nutritious snack and 100% juice or milk. Six Kids Meals vans deliver the meals M-F to children enrolled in their program. They currently serve six Houston area routes that target zip codes all located within Beltway 8, where the need is critical.

OUR SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

JUNE

Sign up to volunteer on Wednesday, June 21st from 9am-12:00pm at Kids Meals Houston. Volunteers will be in the kitchen making sandwiches, packing lunch packs, bagging lunch packs items, etc.

JULY

Sign up to volunteer on Wednesday, July 5th from 9am-12:00pm at Kids Meals Houston. Volunteers will be in the kitchen making sandwiches, packing lunch packs, bagging lunch packs items, etc.

AUGUST

Inspiring HANDS, Inc. will be hosting a Back to School Drive for Kids Meals Houston throughout the month of August. We will be collecting donations of chewy granola bars and back packs. We are looking for partnering businesses for drop off locations and volunteers to assist in coordinating weekly pickup of donated items for delivery to the Kids Meals Center in Houston.

Volunteer opportunities for ages 8+. All minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Wish to volunteer or become a donation drop off center? CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Questions?

info@inspiringhands.org or 832-953-5354

Over $20,915 in 2017 IH Awards

11.05.2017

Inspiring HANDS is proud to announce that we were able to award a grand total of $20,915 for camperships & riderships thanks to the generous support of our volunteers, sponsors and donations!

Cooking for a cause at Molly’s Pub Tomball

14.04.2017

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for the Molly’s Pub Cajun Cook Off for a Cause benefiting Inspiring HANDS and Camp HOPE.

 LEARN MORE INCLUDING HOW TO ENTER YOUR TEAM IN THE COOK OFF

CLICK HERE

Cook off team’s setup at 9 am

Live music at 2 pm

Tasting 3-6:30 pm

Awards and Raffle at 7 pm

Live music and fun continues!

Kendra Scott Gives Back Night!

04.04.2017

Join us on Friday, April 7th from 6-8 pm at The Woodlands store.

Can’t attend but would like to participate?

Email us your contact information along with the item number(s) of the piece(s) you wish to purchase before 5pm on Friday the 7th to info@inspiringhands.org .  During the event hours, 6-8 pm, a store sales representative will contact you to confirm and place your order. Item(s) will be shipped directly to you from Kendra Scott.

Thank you in advance for your generous support!

2017 Come Together Extravaganza!

09.02.2017

Invite and Sponsor Opp

 Featuring a live Eagles tribute concert by

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Put on your best ‘70’s costume, formal wear, or come as your are as this will be an event you don’t want to miss.

 

To Purchase Tickets  Click Here 

Inspiring HANDS hosts one event a year, Come Together, which benefits the awards program. Therefore, your participation in the form of sponsorship, donations and attendance is critical to the continuation of this program. For more information including event sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 832-953-5354 or info@inspiringhands.org

 

2017 AWARDS

Each year Inspiring HANDS provides up to $20,000 in Campership or Ridership Awards for award scholarship programs for special needs individuals of all ages. We are currently accepting applications now through March 15th.  IH Campership and Ridership programs help individuals with financial and special needs residing in Harris and Montgomery counties to attend partner, non-profit organizations in Texas that specialize in meeting those needs.  Donations contribute to tuition and awards at a select set of non-profit camps and centers that offer therapeutic support, adaptive recreation, and a focus on cultivating skills and values needed for success. Current partner organizations include Camp Blessing Texas, Camp Summit, Camp CAMP, SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, and Joy Ride.

Applications for these Camperships and Riderships will be accepted until March 15, 2017, and will be reviewed in the order received. The selection committee, which will consider all applications on a case-by-case basis, is made up of Michael Broussard, founding member of Building New Foundations; Michelle Droubi, office president for Allegiance Bank; and Bruce Hillegeist, president of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.  Award recipients will be notified by May 1, 2017.

For further information on the IH awards program or to apply click CAMPERSHIPS or RIDERSHIPS