September 16 was the date of the 30th annual Hope’s Door luncheon, its first luncheon since the organization officially joined forces with New Beginnings Center in early September of this year. Both agencies have provided services and shelter to families affected by domestic violence for approximately 30 years.
The luncheon’s Honorary Chair, the Honorable Florence Shapiro, praised the Junior League of Collin County, still an active participant and supporter of Hope’s Door. “Domestic violence has no ethnic, socio-economic or age barrier. We are mourning the recent loss of an active Junior League member, Kathy Boobar, killed along with her sister at the hands of her brother-in-law,” Shapiro shared with the audience.
The luncheon featured a fashion show by designer Abi Ferrin, who showcased new looks as well as the launch of her children’s line, Little Abi. Luncheon Chair Janet Dorsett shared her close friendship with Abi Ferrin, also a survivor of domestic violence, as one of the reasons for her involvement with Hope’s Door and New Beginning Center.
“We may not always be aware of violence in our community unless it’s on the news. By bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence, we have the opportunity to positively affect lives now and in the future,” Dorsett said.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Wear purple on Thursday, October 20 to show your support of the agencies helping these victims. McCall Plaza in downtown Plano will also shine purple throughout the month of October to bring awareness to the cause.Hope's Door Website >