Thanks to the generosity of the Fort Bend community, the women and children staying at the Fort Bend County Women’s Center shelter will now have a brand new van to take them to and from numerous appointments..
The last item on the Live Auction slate at Boogie 2011 was a little different this year. Rather than bidding on a specific item, the Women’s Center asked partygoers to help them purchase a new, desperately needed van. It would cost the Women’s Center $35,000. What would the bidders get in return? Absolutely nothing… other than the satisfaction of knowing all the women’s and children’s lives they would help by making transportation possible. And that was enough for the bighearted Boogie audience. Paddles immediately went up with pledges of $10,000, then $5,000, then $2,500 and all the way down to $250 until the goal was met.
“I’m so proud that we could organize [purchasing the van] as part of the live auction and even prouder that our community is so supportive of the Women’s Center and their life-saving mission,” commented Boogie Live Auction Chair Judy Price of Emerus 24-Hour Emergency Room, “I really enjoyed being a part of something as meaningful as Boogie!”
After much research on the best vans at the best prices, the papers were signed at Classic Chevrolet and the Women’s Center staff was happy to drive away in a new, white 15-passenger van ready to take clients to their next appointment!