McKinney Ladies Association to Present $10,000 to Meals on Wheels; Funds Were Raised during MLA’s Spring Fashion Show in Early MarchPosted: March 27, 2014
By Holly Becka, HorsePower Communications
The McKinney Ladies Association (MLA) will present $10,000 to Meals on Wheels and Senior Services in Collin County on April 14, after a highly successful Spring Fashion Show fundraiser in early March.
“We are so happy to be able to present this money to Meals on Wheels, which does an incredible amount of good in our community,” said Tammy de Wet, a McKinney business owner who served as fashion show chairwoman. “Meals on Wheels not only provides freshly prepared meals for the elderly in our community, but their volunteers form important relationships with the people to whom they deliver food. MLA is proud to support this outstanding agency.”
MLA President Becky Smeltzer thanked everyone who attended the fashion show, donated silent auction items, provided in-kind donations, and served as models and business partners.
“We were thrilled to partner with some wonderful McKinney businesses during our fashion show, and I think that extra bit of generosity and excitement helped make this event one of the most successful ever,” Smeltzer said. “On behalf of the MLA Board of Directors, I would like to publicly thank our title sponsor, Warthan Dermatology Center, as well as our key partners, Cynthia Elliot Boutique, Shear Image Salon, and Upstage Dancewear.”
MLA holds its popular Spring Fashion Show fundraiser every year to raise money for a different nonprofit in McKinney.
This year, MLA selected Meals on Wheels as the beneficiary to support the fact that this nonprofit prepares and delivers more than 700 meals to home-bound elderly residents every day. The funds MLA raised through its fashion show came from ticket sales, silent auction sales, and sponsorships.
MLA Board members will present the $10,000 check to Meals on Wheels during MLA’s next meeting, set for 7 p.m. April 14 at Griffin Jewelry, 2811 Craig Drive in McKinney. The public is invited.
Smeltzer noted that Griffin Jewelry had donated items for the fashion show’s silent auction, and she thanked the business for playing host to the women’s group’s next meeting and check presentation.
“We in MLA like to say that we all can do so much for our community when we work together. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful, giving people who unite with us in our efforts,” Smeltzer said. “We are so inspired by the giving nature of McKinney residents and businesses.”
The next fundraiser on MLA’s calendar is the community-wide Spring Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot of Stonebridge United Methodist Church. All proceeds will go to college scholarships for the children of McKinney’s first responders. For details and to register as a vendor, please visit www.McKinneyLadies.org.
The McKinney Ladies Association (MLA) is dedicated to supporting the children and families of our community through special events and fundraising efforts organized by MLA. Connect with MLA by visiting the group’s website, www.mckinneyladies.org, where you can sign up for the monthly MLA e-newsletter. Look for MLA on Facebook at “McKinney LadiesAssociation” and on Twitter at @McKinneyLadies.
McKinney Ladies Association Thanks Warthan Dermatology for being Title Sponsor of Spring Fashion Show on March 3Posted: January 16, 2014
By Holly Becka, HorsePower Communications
“We are absolutely thrilled that Warthan Dermatology is supporting MLA’s fundraising efforts by becoming our event title sponsor,” says Tammy DeWet, chairwoman of MLA’s Spring Fashion Show.
“Drs. Mandy and Molly Warthan are known for providing great medical care in our community, and we truly appreciate the fact that they have such big hearts and are contributing in such a big way to MLA’s fundraiser, which this year is benefiting Meals on Wheels,” DeWet says.
Every year, MLA holds its popular Spring Fashion Show fundraiser to raise money for a different nonprofit in McKinney. This year, MLA has selected Meals on Wheels/Senior Services of Collin County as the beneficiary to recognize and support the incredible fact that Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers more than 700 meals to homebound elderly residents every day. Meals on Wheels/Senior Services of Collin County also provides hope and socialization for its clients, because its volunteers connect with and form friendships with otherwise isolated seniors.
You are invited to join MLA for its Spring Fashion Show on March 3 at Eldorado Country Club, where you will enjoy a delectable three-course meal, preview the freshest fashions and bid on fantastic silent auction items. Tickets are $50 per person. Go online here to purchase tickets through PayPal.
MLA raises money during its fashion show through ticket sales to attend the fashion show, through a silent auction of unique items contributed by both individuals and businesses, and through sponsorship opportunities.
Additional sponsorships are available, as is the opportunity to contribute items to the Spring Fashion Show’s silent auction. The sponsorship deadline is Monday, Jan. 27. The deadline to contribute silent auction items is Friday, Feb. 21. If you would like to participate, please contact Tammy DeWet by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McKinney Ladies Association (MLA) is dedicated to supporting the children and families of our community through special events and fundraising efforts organized by MLA. For more information about MLA or to find out how to become a member of this exciting women’s organization, please visit our newly redesigned website at www.mckinneyladies.org and sign up for the monthly MLA e-newsletter. Look for us on Facebook at McKinney LadiesAssociation and on Twitter at @McKinneyLadies.
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