Volunteers 6-11-16

CHEF OF THE DAY & VOLUNTEERS

There is nothing like coming home to a delicious, hot meal. We are always seeking individuals or groups to sign up to be a Chef of the Day by providing and serving a meal to the families staying at Nora’s Home.

Groups of up to 6 people can prepare food (on site) and serve a buffet style meal for families staying with us. You do the cooking and we will provide the paper goods and plastic ware. If you choose to have the dinner catered, the caterer must deliver the food to Nora’s Home.

For more information and to sign up, please click on the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a8af2aa5fc1-chef


 2016 Chefs & Volunteers

Many thanks to Sisters Hunter, Fisi’idhi and Lawlor of the LDS Mission for offering a helping hand in our garden on Saturday. Your hard work certainly paid off…our yard is looking great!!


Volunteers 6-13-16

Thank you Hattie Marshall, Irene Solomon, Sylvia Fitch and the entire Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Including the Gamma Omega Zeta Chapter, for hosting a “cleaning products” Drive for the families of Nora’s Home. We appreciate your generous contribution and the effort put into coordinating a plentiful drive!


Chef of the Day 6-8-16

June 8, 2016

Thank you to our Wednesday Night Chef of the Day, Pavel and Delma Reyes, along with two of their terrific friends, for a delightful Puerto Rican feast!


May 23, 2016

Our new friends at David Weekley Homes spent all day Thursday working on various maintenance and repair projects around the home. A HUGE thank you to Danielle Murry, Jamie Hartman, and the team of “Weekley Warriors” for their hard work! What a transformation!


May 16, 2016

Did you know Uchi means ‘home’ in Japanese?

Thank you to Marisa and chefs, Chris and A.J., from Uchi Houston (the BEST restaurant in town) for providing a delicious meal Monday night: beef tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, and green beans with cherry tomatoes.


 

Chefs of the Day 5-15-16

May 15, 2016

Thank you to our friends at Marathon Petroleum Asian Network for being our Sunday Chef of the Day…Egg rolls, Dumplings, Chicken Yakisoba, and Japanese frozen Mochi for desert – Yum!


Volunteers 2016 Gala Chairs

May 6, 2016

Thank you to our Gala Chairs, Brigitte and Bashar Kalai and the Houston community for supporting our 2016 Gala, “Nora’s Home at the Kentucky Derby!” With 600 people in attendance, we’re thrilled to announce that $525,000 was raised to support our Adopt-A-Family program!


April 30, 2016

Thank you to the team at Weatherford Petroleum -Stacy Pitre, Mona, Jennifer and Allen – for serving a Texas-style BBQ lunch on Saturday. There’s nothin’ like the taste of Texas!


Chef of the Day 4-21-16

April 21, 2016

Thank you to our Chef of the Day, the organ recovery and transplant team at Houston Methodist, for a Mexican fiesta last night!!


April 13, 2016

Thank you Stephanie Rice and Arts 4 Healing for the incredible performance at Nora’s Home on Saturday Night! Your time and talent are truly appreciated!


 

On Saturday, the Nora’s Home Team participated at the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Sugar Land, TX. Our team included Anthony Ethridge from Millionair and future guests, Maureen and Jon Grace, along with their adorable son, Jude! A big thank you to the team members and to the Donate Life team that works so hard to coordinate such a wonderful event!

April 16, 2016


 

Chef of the Day 3-13-16

April 13, 2016

Thank you to our Wednesday night Chefs of the Day, Sally McDevitt and Ann McCarroll! Ann is the owner of Spoonin, a catering company, which means everyone knew they were in for a culinary delight!


Deneeka Brown and Michelle Sanders from Naturally Inspired Scents

April 13, 2016

Thank you to one of our very dedicated volunteers, Deneeka Brown and her business partner, Michele Sanders, for donating beautiful gift bags filled with essential oils from Naturally Inspired Scents.

 

April 9, 2016

Last Saturday, over 40 motorcycles parked outside our doors and gathered at Nora’s Home for a Unity Ride from Houston to San Antonio. Donations received went to our Adopt-A-Family program. A BIG thank you to all the bikers who participated, especially to Reggie, Chariecka and team who made it happen!


Chefs of the Day

March 3, 2016

Wednesday’s Family Night was a Mexican Fiesta! Thank you to our Chef of the Day, Jenn Teel and Marketing Team from Houston Methodist!


February 24, 2016
Our Wednesday Family Night was filled with fun and laughter thanks to our friends at LifeGift for hosting BINGO! Thanks also to our dear friend, Pat, and her colleague, Dan, for cooking a great meal.


 

Chef of the Day 2-23-16

February 23, 2016
Thank you to Sara Rabie for dropping by Thursday evening with a delicious meal of rice with lamb, barley and chicken. Yum!


February 12, 2016: The John Family

February 12, 2016
A big thank you to The John Family – Jason, Catherine, Wesley and Maggie – for preparing a yummy dinner as our Chefs of the Day! Roasted chicken with potatoes and spinach, strawberry salad, completed with raspberry thumbprint cookies and chocolate truffles for dessert!

Arts 4 Healing was also present to host Art Bingo and the guests had a blast!


February 3, 2016
A big thank you to Emily Bertram and her group of friends for a great game night! There were lots of laughs and fun competition in the air last night at Nora’s Home. You all are appreciated!


February 4, 2016
Many thanks to Emily Bertram and group: Claire, Elizabeth, Darvey, Morgan, Brittany, and David for hosting a great game night last week!


 

February 4, 2016
Thank you to the Talaati family for preparing the delicious seafood pasta for our families. Dr. Osama Gaber joined the El Sherifs and the Talaatis as they enjoyed hearing testimonials from our grateful patients.  


  June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016
Sundays are special at Nora’s Home thanks to our “Betty Crocker Bakers!”


 

Pizza and Game Night! Many thanks to our hosts: Liza Rios, Sam Gambriel, Chyna Hernandez, Gilberto Gaitan and Sheila Hoang.


2015 Chefs

Thank you to our friends at the The Living Bank for serving lasagna as last night’s Chef of the Day. In one word…Delicious!!


 

Christmas time around Nora’s Home was filled with joy, laughter, carolers and great food! Many thanks to those who visited during the busy Holiday to spread cheer with our guests and their families. Especially, Girl Scout Troop # 18396 for delivering gift bags, our Christmas Eve’s ‘Eve’ Chef of the Day, David Blake and Family, and the Rosette/Brown Family for caroling on Christmas Eve. Christmas dinner was a delightful buffet prepared by our guests.


 

Great turn out when Patricia McMahon with daughter, Claire McCarthy, and family hosted Chef of the Day on Monday night! Delicious barbecue chicken, grilled sausage and mac and cheese were among some of the favorite dishes served.


 

Thank you to our Tuesday night Chefs of the Day, Deneeka, Charieka and Jasmine for the delicious Italian dinner. The Brown/Rosette family decided to volunteer at Nora’s Home in honor of their late family member, Dennis Brown, who was a kidney transplant recipient.


December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

Many thanks to Denver Ng and team members of the Asian Network at theMarathon Petroleum refinery for being our Sunday Night Chef of the Day!


 

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Please join us in thanking Maria Concepcion Pile along with her wonderful parents for being our Chefs of the Day on Wednesday night.


December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015

A hearty thank you to Tuesday’s Chef of the Day, Ann Duhon, for a delicious Tex-Mex meal. Our guests love when she comes by. Ann is one talented chef!


 

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Many thanks to Monday’s enthusiastic Chefs of the Day, Lori Taylor-LeDet accompanied by her good friends, Patricia Adams, Amy James and Ingrid Little. Dinner was catered in by Pappasitos Cantina, yum!


November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Thanks to Beatrice Hodgson, Candi Tate and the entire LifeGift crew for the midday treat that included sliced turkey with all the trimmings and dessert. Our guests and their families truly appreciated the lunchtime surprise!


 

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Big thank you to our Tuesday night Chef of the Day, Dr. Majumdar and Dr. Kallekal with Christopher, joined by the Lung transplant Team from Houston Methodist.


October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

Thank you to our newest volunteer, Ann Duhon, for serving a great meal as Wednesday’s Chef of the Day! Fresh herbs from her garden complimented a delicious tomato salad and pot roast with freshly made bread had everyone feeling right at home.


 

 

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Thank you to Aurora Brewer and her team from Target on San Felipe for another great meal as Chef of the Day!


 

A special meal prepared by the Egyptian Ladies Club including Dr. Lillian Gaber, as last night’s Chefs of the Day. A true feast!!


May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Thursday was Taco & Trivia night at Nora’s Home thanks to our Chefs of the Day and dear friends from Life Gift. The laughter and party continued well into the night.


April 23, 2015
April 23, 2015

David Frey, a kidney recipient as of October 2013, and his colleagues, Keith, Richard and tim cooked a Mexican feast as Chefs of the Day on Tuesday night.


April 8, 2015
April 8, 2015

Gourmet dinner at Nora’s Home last night provided by Kayla’s buddies. Thank you Linda, Janet, Deb, Carleta and Laura. Delicious meal of parmesan chicken, wild rice with veggies and dessert brough big smiles to our patients and their families.


April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015

Thank you to the wonderful group from Dunn Operating Team – Houston Methodist, who gave up their holiday weekend to prepare the BEST BBQ for our patients and their families. A special thanks to Dr. Patrick Reardon and his wife for their sleepless night to smoke the delicious brisket, ribs, and turkey.


 

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

Our loyal shuttle driver, Randy, drops off our guest AND dinner for all to enjoy yesterday.


March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Many thanks to the team from Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for participating as our Chefs of the Day on Wednesday night.


 

January 5, 2015
January 5, 2015

BIG thanks to the Tissue Team from LifeGift for filling out home with warmth, cheer and great food on Christmas Day!


 


 Chefs of 2014

December 23, 2014
December 23, 2014

A wonderful night at the home thanks to the Schneider Family for the delightful meal and music by the talented Megan Buelow!