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2013-2014 Year at a Glance Social Events

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    Elaine Turner Shopping Night benefiting LWI
    Location: City Centre, Houston, TX Time: 6-8 p.m.
    Come and join us for an fun evening of shopping, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. 20% of sales from full priced items will benefit LWI charities.
    Contact: Marlyn Greiner atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013
    Latin Flavors Cookbook Showcase at Blue Willow
    Location: Blue Willow Bookshop– 14532 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX Time: TBD
    Blue Willow Bookshop features the LWI Latin Flavors Cookbook during a special holiday
    showcase.
  • Tuesday, February 18th (6:30 - 8 pm), 2014
    LWI Fashion Show Kickoff at Tootsies
    Location: West Ave River Oaks- Tootsies- 2800 Kirby Dr., Ste. B250 Houston, TX Time: 6-8 p.m.
    Join us for an evening of drinks, shopping and great fun as we kick off the annual
    LWI Luncheon and Fashion Show! A portion of the evening sales will benefit LWI charities.
    Contact: Mimi Blum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday, March 29th
    LWI night at L'Occitane
  • Friday, May 16th (Hilton Americas)
    Latin Women’s Initiative Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show
    Location: Hilton Americas-Downtown Houston, TX
    Time: Marketplace opens at 10:30 a.m.; Luncheon & Fashion Show at Noon
    Come and enjoy one of Houston’s top social events of the year! The LWI Luncheon and Fashion Show features a unique marketplace of unique vendors, a fabulous seated luncheon and one of a kind fashion show. All proceeds benefit LWI charities. Table sponsorships and individual seats available.
    Contact: Gloria Nino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events in the Making...more details to come!

  • Latin Flavors Cookbook Event at Hubble & Hudson in The Woodlands - Holidays, 2013
  • Shopping for a Cause at L’Occitane in the Highland Village
  • Cocktails and Shopping at Tory Burch in the Houston Galleria
  • LWI Visits The Woodlands -Spring, 2014

Community & Volunteer Events

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Child Advocates “Santa’s Wish List” Gift Wrap Party
    Location: Warehouse TBD Time: 9-11 a.m.
    What better way to spread holiday cheer and escape the holiday buzz than to
    connect with friends as you wrap gifts for Santa’s Wish List Program!
    Contact Kelly Goff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    LIFE Houston Client Holiday Bash
    Location: Community Health Choice Center- 2636 S. Loop W. #700, Houston TX 77054
    Time: 4-6 p.m.
    Opportunity to volunteer; Santa will hand out gifts. Donate gift cards, wrapped gifts, gently used toys, or clothes to hand out to families.
    Contact Nicole Browning at 713-528-6044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday, December 14, 2013
    Larry’s Gift Christmas Celebration
    Location: Pasadena High School - 206 South Shaver Street, Pasadena, TX 77506
    Time: 1:30-4 p.m.
    This is a great opportunity for LWI members to donate toys for 65 families experiencing
    crisis such as death, homelessness, and/or family illnesses.
    Contact Larry Savala at 832-475-3343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Monday, January 20, 2014 (MLK Holiday)
    Parent-Child Volunteer Day at Kids’ Meals
    Location: 205 W. Crosstimbers St. (Inside the Neighborhood Centers Bldg.) Houston, 77018
    Time: 9-11 a.m.
    Bring your little ones to decorate sandwich bags; teenagers, spouses and friends will assemble meals to be distributed to Houston families.
    Contact Beth Braniff Harp at 713-504-4548 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
    LIFE Houston LWI Baby Shower
    Location: Community Health Choice Center 2636 S. Loop W. #700, Houston TX 77054
    Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
    Opportunity to volunteer. Donate gift cards, baby items or gently used toys or clothes to hand out to families.
    Contact Nicole Browning 713-528-6044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LWI Board Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday, November 6th @ Prosperity Bank on San Felipe
  • Wednesday, December 4th @ Americas on West Gray 2014
  • Wednesday, January 8th @ Prosperity Bank on San Felipe
  • Wednesday, February 5th @ Americas on West Gray
  • Wednesday, March 5th @ Prosperity Bank on San Felipe
  • Wednesday, April 9th @ Americas on West Gray
  • Wednesday, May 7th @ Prosperity Bank on San Felipe
  • Wednesday, June 4th @ Americas on West Gray
  • No meeting held in July
  • Wednesday, August 6th @ Prosperity Bank on San Felipe
  • Wednesday, September 3rd @ Americas on West Gray

Casa de Esperanza Events 2013-2014

Grand Opening of Churrascos Memorial benefiting Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

  • Join Michael Cordúa & The Cordúa Resturants for the Grand Opening of Churrascos
  • Memorial benefiting Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos.
  • Date: December 3rd, 2013
  • Time: 5:30-8:00pm
  • Location: Gateway Memorial City Development

4th Annual Chili Cook-off

  • Bring your best chili dish or hang out and sample great chili dishes at the Casa de
  • Esperanza Young Professionals Chili Cook-off!
  • Date: February 22nd, 2014
  • Time: 2-5pm
  • Location: Cottonwood

Fidelity Investments 2014 Woodlands Marathon

  • Join us and RUN (or walk) for the children of Casa de Esperanza.
  • Date: March 2nd, 2014
  • Time: 7am
  • Location: Woodlands

2014 Building Hope for Children Gala

  • Join us for a Reception, Big Board, Live Auction and a Seated Dinner.
  • Date: April 27th, 2014
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Hobby Center for Performing Arts