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Stephanie Land‘s bestselling memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” inspired a Netflix limited series, a disturbing yet inspiring story of domestic abuse and navigating life as a single mother in poverty. In a way, it reflects the stories of untold women, children and all types of people fighting similar battles.

This spring, The Salvation Army of North Texas‘ Doing the Most Good luncheon, an event typically held over the holidays but rescheduled due to the pandemic, welcomes Land as a keynote speaker.

The event will be held March 9 at the Hilton Anatole from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Co-chairs, Christie Carter and Margaret Hancock, and underwriting co-chairs, Sarah Losinger and Clay Smith report they are thrilled to welcome Land — the organizers describe her in a press release as “a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations,” who “will shed light on how her journey mirrors the many untold stories of hardworking North Texans fighting to make ends meet every day,” something meaningful to all Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

Following two years of cancellations caused by the pandemic, the Dallas-based nonprofit’s three signature fundraising events — including the aforementioned luncheon plus its Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon and Inspiring Hope Luncheon — all return to in-person events in March and May.

Proceeds from the events will help The Salvation Army continue its services to support those combatting poverty, addiction, and homelessness, organizers say.

“We are honored to be able to gather again for these important fundraising events to raise awareness of the needs facing our most vulnerable neighbors in North Texas,” says Todd Hawks, area commander of The Salvation Army of North Texas. “Our ability to serve and love those combatting poverty, addiction, and homelessness throughout the year is thanks to the generosity of our advocates, partners, and donors, so we encourage people to attend us in person this spring or make a donation to make a difference.”

The Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held May 3 at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center with event chair, Nikki Webb. The chic boutique opens at 10 a.m. and the runway show starts at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees will enjoy a runway fashion show featuring donated and new couture clothing available to be bid on. A seated lunch and final bidding of silent and runway auction items will follow.

The Fashion Show After Sale will take place on May 5 at 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Inspiring Hope Luncheon will be held on May 18, 2022, at AT&T Stadium from noon to 2 p.m.

The Salvation Army of North Texas’ services cover 4,078 square miles at 19 locations across five counties.

That includes six shelters and senior living centers, three recovery programs, and 12 food pantries.

Last year it reportedly served more than 11.6 million meals, provided more than 520k nights of shelter and paid more than $9,000,000 in financial assistance to help 30,000 individuals.

Learn more and purchase tickets to the spring fundraisers here.


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