Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2nd Annual Shop, Sip & Share!

Yippie! It is time to start planning for the 2nd Annual Shop, Sip & Share event. We are making a few changes this year that I am confident will make a huge impact on the event.

The biggest change is the location – it will be INSIDE!!

SS&S will be held at 4903 Woodrow Street in the heart of Austin. Taurus Training and Doggy Play Day is letting us use their warehouse space in the fun and funky little neighborhood.

I am booking vendors, music, food and fun!
The details:
“Shop, Sip & Share”
Wednesday, December 1st
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
4903 Woodrow, a funky warehouse space across from the Austin Assistance League
This is going to be a great kick off for holiday shopping, so mark your calendars now for December 1st.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why I do this:

Patient Story – B – Club

I received a phone message on a Friday morning and it is clear from the message that the women was fighting back tears and trying her best to relay the circumstances she found herself in without letting down her defenses so she can get the words out. She was a young breast cancer patient who we referred for assistance to several agencies who she thought were going to be able to help her but it turns out they will not be able to provide assistance after all. The patient woke up to her phone service already being shut off and her electricity and utilities were scheduled to be shut off by the close of that business day – Friday. She left me a phone number where I could reach her that was the phone number of a friend whose phone she was borrowing. In checking with the rest of the team the patient had been referred to us after the other agencies were not able to help so we had just received a copy of her bills. Having the bills gave us the information and some of the particulars we needed in order to help her. I tried to call the patient but the phone line was continually busy however we proceeded to make the necessary calls to the City of Austin as well as the phone service to let them know we could make the payments and not to disconnect her services. The City of Austin accepted our pledge and did not shut off her services and the phone service was reinstated after our pledge. Both bills were expedited for payment. When I got a hold of the patient and told her that we would be able to help her and had already contacted the vendors she was so relieved that she was brought to tears. She was franticly calling everyone she could think of who could possibly help and was reaching all dead ends. She expressed to me how difficult it was to find herself in this position as she has always been able to work and support herself and be independent. She was toward the end of her chemotherapy and had become very ill and could not work and being at work would have been detrimental to her medical condition. She expressed to me that it was humiliating to be in this position and that worrying about her bills was eating her up and was worse then having to deal with the cancer and the chemotherapy. Most of all she expressed how affirming it was to know that someone cared enough to actually help her and that she would use that gratitude in the future to help someone else in need once she got back on her feet.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I am still waiting to hear from Mama Fu's as to how much we are getting from them due to alcohol and gift card sales, so I will update as soon as I know that but for now, the grand total is:
We had 57 people eat dinner, 16 vendors and tons of raffle tickets bought!
I can't thank everyone enough for helping/supporting/coming/loving and believing in me and this event and a ton of other things.
I do believe this is a calling from God for me to do this for so many reasons - it was actually easy for me and those who know me well, know I get overwhelmed and stop MANY things; I have to believe my life is on the right path and I did have cancer for a reason and this is one of many of those reasons (not sure what all the reasons are yet!).
I learned so much from this and learned what I can accomplish with believing in myself and the help of many loved ones.


The easiest way to do this is: copy these numbers into an excel sheet, and do ctrl f (find function) and search your numbers. If your number is a winner, please contact me at to find out your raffle winning(s) and arrange pick up or mail delivery.
I realize this is a very crazy way to do a raffle drawing and not very efficient (hey, I am still learning here) so please bear with me through this one and next time it will be easier!

Thank you SO much for supporting this great cause. Next time, it won't be as cold!

Dinner Tickets Raffle winners: JTHRALL - you won the dinner for four at Finn & Porter!!
Amy Newsom - You won a necklace and braclet from Kendra Scott Jewelry!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Door Prize Giveaway to begin

We are going to start the give aways in just a short time!

COME on out if you are in the area!

Ticket numbers will be posted throughout the night and after 10 am tomorrow morning!

Shop Sip and Share is Rocking

Thanks to those of you who have already joined us at Shop Sip and Share tonight! We're still going strong so join us!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Purchase TICKETS!!

Join us, Thursday,December 10th from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. to help us help local Austin woman going through breast cancer treatment.

You can purchase your tickets for "Shop, Sip & Share" HERE!!
Tickets are $12/each
For your ticket, you will receive dinner, non-alcoholic drink and a raffle ticket!
25% of all ticket sales will go directly back to b club!!
Remember - there is plenty of FREE parking in the garages at the Triangle!

Cash or Checks - $12.00
Make checks payable to Renee Sendelbach*
Mail to:
Renee Sendelbach
14605 Gold Fish Pond
Austin, Texas 78728
*The reason checks are made payable to me is because I have to split the money between Mama Fu's and BCESF and neither can write a check to the other, so I will be the go between person.

Credit Card orders - $13.00/each

If you would like tickets mailed to you, please add $.50 to you total purchase price.
You will be able to pick tickets up the night of at Will Call!
You can also purchase tickets at the door!

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