2018 Jeans & Jewels Luncheon & Style Show Raises Nearly $80,000

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) honored real estate mogul and community philanthropist Pam Hughes at the 2018 Jeans & Jewels Luncheon & Style Show. Over 410 people joined NAM at Shirley Acres and nearly $80,000 was raised for NAM’s Pediatric Health Center. It was an afternoon filled with fun, friends, and bling!

“NAM is a special place and the Pediatric Health Center is dear to my heart,” said Hughes.  “This was such a great luncheon,” continued the Australian native. “I feel so honored to have been a part of it.”

Hughes has served two terms on the NAM Board of Trustees and has been on the Jeans & Jewels committee for many years, helping raise more than $8.5 million for the community. She also serves on the Boards of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon emcee, Katherine Whaley of ABC 13 kept things lively and entertaining. Attendees were able to buy raffle tickets and shop for clothes, bags, and jewelry from The Bath Hut Boutique and Kendra Scott, who also donated 20% of their sales from the event. The afternoon came to an end with a fantastic style show presented by Anything Bling.

Special thanks to co-chairs Carol Cobb and Linda Fowler and the Corporate Circle Sponsor of NAM’s Pediatric Health Center, Southwestern Energy. Thank you to the event’s major supporters, The Harrell Family Foundation, Cynthia and Rick Foley, Pam and Bob Hughes, Tony Lindsay, Anne Manning, and Annette and Ron Young. NAM would also like to thank its major sponsors, PurePoint Financial, Fidelity Investments, Houston Methodist, Linda and Joe Fowler, Donna Asbill, Laura Barousse, Valerie vonBerg, and Janet and Commissioner Jack Cagle. And thank you to everyone who donated and came out to celebrate Pam Hughes and her service to her community and neighbors.

The Pediatric Health Center is a unique partnership between NAM and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). While bringing excellent care to its patients, the clinic also serves as a training facility for UTHealth Science Center students as well as other local universities and community colleges.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 129,000 people through its many programs and services.

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