House Party for Humanity

Dallas mayor hosts Habitat for Humanity helpers at intimate house party

Dallas mayor hosts Habitat for Humanity helpers at house party

Allan McBee and Lynn McBee, Micki Rawlings, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Building Hope Dinner
Allan McBee, Lynn McBee, Micki Rawlings, Mike Rawlings Photo by Steve Foxall
Karen Jones, Stephen Jones, building hope dinner
Karen Jones, Stephen Jones Photo by Steve Foxall
Scott and Heather Alexander, building hope dinner
Scott Alexander, Heather Alexander Photo by Steve Foxall
Julie and Mike Wallis, building hope dinner
Julie Wallis, Mike Wallis Photo by Steve Foxall
Christy and Robby Berry, building hope dinner
Christy Berry, Robby Berry Photo by Steve Foxall
Mark Shank, Gillian Breidenbach, Crayton Webb, building hope celebration dinner
Mark Shank, Gillian Breidenbach, Crayton Webb Photo by Steve Foxall
Mike and Mary Terry, building hope dinner
Mike Terry, Mary Terry Photo by Steve Foxall
Tom and Jennifer Karol, building hope dinner
Tom Karol, Jennifer Karol Photo by Steve Foxall
Deborah and David Michel, building hope dinner
Deborah Michel, David Michel Photo by Steve Foxall
Beverly and Al Childs, building hope dinner
Beverly Childs, Al Childs Photo by Steve Foxall
Mike and Diane Gruber, building hope dinner
Mike Gruber, Diane Gruber Photo by Steve Foxall
Lori and Warren Whitlow, building hope dinner
Lori Whitlow, Warren Whitlow Photo by Steve Foxall
Sarah and Alan Losinger, building hope dinner
Sarah Losinger, Alan Losinger Photo by Steve Foxall
Allan McBee and Lynn McBee, Micki Rawlings, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Building Hope Dinner
Karen Jones, Stephen Jones, building hope dinner
Scott and Heather Alexander, building hope dinner
Julie and Mike Wallis, building hope dinner
Christy and Robby Berry, building hope dinner
Mark Shank, Gillian Breidenbach, Crayton Webb, building hope celebration dinner
Mike and Mary Terry, building hope dinner
Tom and Jennifer Karol, building hope dinner
Deborah and David Michel, building hope dinner
Beverly and Al Childs, building hope dinner
Mike and Diane Gruber, building hope dinner
Lori and Warren Whitlow, building hope dinner
Sarah and Alan Losinger, building hope dinner

When the Dallas mayor invites you to his place for cocktails, you go — especially when there’s a good cause to toast. Such was the case at the kickoff party for the Building Hope Celebration Dinner benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

Hosts Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings, alongside co-chairs Lynn and Allan McBee and honorary chairs Karen and Stephen Jones, welcomed more than 50 committee members for an intimate affair filled with food, wine and conversation about the upcoming Texas-style fundraising extravaganza that supports the 2014 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

During the week of October 5-11, thousands of volunteers will help kick off the event by building homes for low-income families in North Texas. On October 9, more than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the grand finale soiree at AT&T Stadium.

The gala will include a VIP cocktail reception and yet-to-be-announced entertainment. We can’t wait to see what Queen McBee has up her sleeve.

As expected with any good house party, no one left empty-handed. Guests — including Heather and Scott Alexander, Sarah and Alan Losinger, Gillian and Mark Breidenbach, Mark Shank, Deborah and David Michel, and Keith Schumann — took home house-shaped cookies as a reminder of the home sweet homes they will help build.

Since 1986, Dallas Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1,400 low-income families using affordable homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and stabilization.