Thursday, Oct. 19, Hope Supply Co. hosted its third annual Supply Hope! Fund-raising even at the Dallas home of Heather and Robert Murphy. The event provided awareness of Supply Hope’s mission of meeting the critical needs of homeless children in North Texas.
Attending the event were 150 guests dressed in casual, uniquely Texan attire. They enjoyed Southwestern food from Mexico Lindo food truck, appetizers donated by Chili’s Restaurant, cocktails and desserts donated by Norma’s Café and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Guests were treated to an exciting live auction featuring a trip for eight in a private jet to a destination of the winner’s choice, box seats for four to the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles game, and a weekend for four at Lajitas Golf Resort near Big Bend.
More than $80,000 was raised from the live auction, sponsorships and admission tickets.
Kristin Simenc, board member of Hope Supply Co., served as the event chair. Attendees included Barbara Johnson, president of Hope Supply Co., Becky Oliver former KDFW FOX 4 reporter, Robert Snyder, founder of Stream Energy and Hope Supply Co. Board Chair, and Samantha and Tim Durst.
“95 percent of the funds raised from Supply Hope! go directly toward programs for homeless children,” said Barbara Johnson. “These funds will be used to purchase much needed critical items for homeless children such as diapers, hygiene, school supplies and toys. We will also be able to continue our quality recreation activities to get them out of their homeless shelters. Although we focus on North Texas, this year we were proud to be involved in hurricane relief, and sent over $400,000 worth of critical items to Houston for Harvey victims. We want to help wherever we can.”
Guests departed with a Hope Supply Co. t-shirt featuring the beloved teddy bear mascot. Hope Supply Co. top sponsors included Insperity, ML Gray Partnership, LLC., The Snyder Foundation and Pam and Richard Squires.
Hope Supply Co. is a part of the National Diaper Bank Network and was named as a 2016-2017 Crystal Charity Ball recipient.
To learn how to become a volunteer or sponsor for Hope Supply Co., please visit hopesupplyco.org.