Alliance for Women and Children


Wine, Women, and ShoesAdditional Events

Wine, Women, and Shoes

The Marketplace — Sip, Savor, Shop & Support

The Marketplace ignites the senses with an energetic atmosphere from the moment guests step through the doors. From wine tasting and culinary delights, to shopping the designer pop-up boutiques, and mingling with charming Shoe Guys, this portion of the event is lively and engaging. With revenue generating activations sprinkled throughout, guests have fun while supporting a great cause.

Seated Program — Let's Take to the Stage!

From the welcome to mission message, and the live auction to the fashion show, guests are engaged with wow moments throughout the seated program. Striking stages with dramatic lighting and entertainment delight and command the attention of the entire audience. Most importantly, the program educates and engages the guests in the cause.


When and Where is the event?

Our 3rd Annual Wine Women & Shoes will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 201 Mesquite Event Center. More details to come! If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive an invitation, please send your mailing address and email address to Toni at

How Can I Donate?

There are several ways you can help make this event a great success! We have multiple sponsorhip opportunities that provide your business incredible access to around 300 influential, decision-making women in our community. We also collect donations of all kinds of items ranging in value for our Key to the Closet raffle, our silent auction, and our live auction! Contact Toni for more information about how you can help!

How can I participate in the event?

Tickets go on sale a couple months before the event. Follow out Facebook page for updates @WineWomenandShoesAbilene

Special Thank to our 2020 Wine, Women, and Shoes Committee
Cheryl Sawyers, Deb Strong, and Jenny Young - Event Co-chairs
Committee Members
Kayli BeckTrisha Betz
Bryce Bevill
John Bittrick
Nichole Casey
Helen Cavanaugh
Andres Chavez
David Christianson
Kayla Christianson
Phil Crowley
Emily Goolsby
Shay Minor
Kassidy Nygaard
Janelle Sands
Mandy Schuman
Tracy Talley
Hope Wegrzynowics
Honorary Committee
Katie Browning
ruth M. Caldwell
Denise Camcho
Gayla Fullerton
Celia Gesting
Debra Goodheer
Helen K Groves
Courtney Head
Jane Lawrence
Becky Nail
Caren Ohliger
Barbara Pittman
Billye Proctor Shaw
Susan Robinson
Kay Spiva
Hope Wegrzynowics
Pam Yungblut

Additional Events and Activities

Abilene Gives

24 Hours to Give Where You Live

Abilene Gives is a 24-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofit organizations and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.

Abilene Gives was one of more than 100 community giving events happening across the country to raise the profile of charitable giving. Abilene Gives will allow our community to give together by collectively supporting our local nonprofit organizations.

24 hours of giving begins at 12:00 a.m. on May 3, 2022.

Participating nonprofits also have the opportunity to receive additional funds based on donations received during Abilene Gives, encouraging donors to make a gift on this particular day to support their favorite causes or nonprofits.

Annual Meeting

According to our by-laws, the Alliance for Women & Children holds an annual meeting of its membership once a year in the fourth quarter to report to the membership regarding the organization’s progress. This is also the meeting in which new officers and new members of the upcoming year’s Board of Directors are selected. If you are a member, please watch for your invitation to this meeting around November as the meeting will be held during the first week of December.