Inner circle: Helping with heart

As parents, Preston Hollow’s Lilly Neubauer and East Dallas’ Tiana Svendsen are dedicated to helping refugees, so much so that they established the artist collective Bold Strokes to support displaced families. Its first event, a silent art auction at Northaven United Methodist Church in September, raised $7,500 for Heart House. The Vickery Meadow organization provides academic and social-emotional programs to children who fled their home country.

“When I think about mothers and children getting through crisis, I both know and can’t fathom their pain,” Neubauer says. “No matter what side of the fence — religiously, politically — you’re on, I just think there’s no such thing as somebody else’s children. That’s what got us fired up again.”

Lenita Dunlap, CEO of Heart House, Tiana Svendsen, Karen Robinson and Patty Harvey (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Lenita Dunlap, CEO of Heart House, Tiana Svendsen, Karen Robinson and Patty Harvey (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Rachel Lyon (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Rachel Lyon (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Erika Dzangare , Erica Sweeny and Marcus Neubauer (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Erika Dzangare , Erica Sweeny and Marcus Neubauer (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Children who attend Heart House (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Children who attend Heart House (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Chelsea Tomek (Photo by Kathy Tran)
Chelsea Tomek (Photo by Kathy Tran)

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