Holiday Philanthropy

Nexus Recovery Center delights charitable Dallasites with holiday bazaar

Nexus Recovery Center delights Dallasites with holiday bazaar

Deborah Gaspar, nexus holiday bazaar
Deborah Gaspar Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Cathy Humphreys, Susan Riley, Barbara Sullivan, Cathie Galante, Susie Simon(host), Jan Madigan , nexus holiday bazaar
Cathy Humphreys, Susan Riley, Barbara Sullivan, Cathie Galante, Susie Simon, Jan Madigan Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Ella Banks, Jo Karen Selman, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Ella Banks, Jo Karen Selman Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Jane Geisse, Michelle Crum, Katherine Phillips, Nexus Recovery Center
Jane Geisse, Michelle Crum, Katherine Phillips Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Beverly Barry, Betsy Chambers, Karen Otto, Jan Madigan, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Beverly Barry, Betsy Chambers, Karen Otto, Jan Madigan Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Debra Nelson, Susanne Marley, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Debra Nelson, Susanne Marley Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Beverly Barry, Jackie Asbury, Becca Crowell, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Beverly Barry, Jackie Asbury, Becca Crowell Photo courtesy of Nexus Recovery Center
Deborah Gaspar, nexus holiday bazaar
Cathy Humphreys, Susan Riley, Barbara Sullivan, Cathie Galante, Susie Simon(host), Jan Madigan , nexus holiday bazaar
Ella Banks, Jo Karen Selman, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Jane Geisse, Michelle Crum, Katherine Phillips, Nexus Recovery Center
Beverly Barry, Betsy Chambers, Karen Otto, Jan Madigan, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Debra Nelson, Susanne Marley, Nexus Holiday Bazaar
Beverly Barry, Jackie Asbury, Becca Crowell, Nexus Holiday Bazaar

More than 200 charitable guests gathered at the home of Susie Simon to shop the haute holiday bazaar hosted by the Nexus Recovery Center Women’s Auxiliary. Shoppers scored gifts for everyone on their list while vendors donated 15 percent of proceeds back to Nexus.

Co-chairs Carol Steele and Liz Pasquinelli did an exceptional job corralling vendors, including Lovers Lane Antique Market, Liz Mosely, Susie Weber Designs, Lucido’s Pasta, Elegantly Chocolate, In a Pickle Foods, Origami Owl, Tavel Candles, Stella and Dot, and Bonjour Mae Mae, just to name a few.

The holidays arrived a little early as attendees — including Debra Nelson, Carolyn Waghorne, Mona Baker, Beverly Barry, Jackie Asbury, Becca Crowell, Ella Banks and Jo Karen Selman — enjoyed a very jolly atmosphere. But perhaps more important, thousands of dollars were raised for programs for those recovering from trauma-based substance abuse.

Since opening in 1971, Nexus Recovery Center has assisted more than 20,000 women, adolescents and children on their journey to recovery. Every purchase of the day helped fund parenting classes, family education, counseling, life skills training and onsite childcare.