An annual fundraising event that brings diverse groups of people together in a way that allows us to uplift and inspire.
To assist in promoting, supporting and educating diverse groups of people while uniting and celebrating their worth!
You are NOT in this alone!
The luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate each other and find our inner self-worth. We all have resources to share, support to give, and stories to tell.
Always Mother’s Luncheon was founded by Daphne Anderson of Always Assisting U! in 2013. The luncheon is her way of giving back to the community and people who have helped her in her professional and personal life. It is also a resource to people who may lack the tools of helping themselves grow personally and professionally.
As people, there are times we allow ourselves to get “caught up” in situations and wonder if our decision was the right one. As parents we second guess ourselves about the decisions we make. At times we may even lose our self-confidence but whoever we are, when we need help, we may feel as though we are bothering others, and may not know where to turn or who to ask for help.
Jeanette (my mother), Carolyn (my mother in law),
Dianne (my Spiritual mother), Bessie (spiritual grandmother)
Sadly we lost Bessie on January 27, 2017. She was 81 years young!
Miss & Love you Gamma
It was 2013 and the last Mother’s Day with my daughter, Deja, before she began a new journey in her life, as a college student at UT Austin. I wanted to show to her that other women can play pivotal mother relationship-like roles in her life as well and that it is okay. I will always be her biological mother and love her unconditionally.
It was a beautiful 2 hour lunch held at Olive Garden in East Plano where I prepared and printed a special menu for the mothers to choose from. My assistant and the photographer were there as well and ready to go. The “love bags” were filled with gifts specifically chosen for my mothers and Deja added to the overall look. She decorated the initial of their first name on the outside of the bags… in sign language. A beautiful touch to what I hoped to be a special event.
I gave each mother a small testimony of thanks for the love they had shown me over the years, Deja gave a small speech and each mother gave their words of love in return to us. It was truly more than I had imagined; God had shown up and touched us all as we laughed, cried, ate and rejoiced in that moment.
Rochelle, my assistant and Karena, our photographer weren’t left out either; I presented them with something for helping me bring my vision and idea to light. I view them as my sisters and wanted them to know it. I am blessed and honored to still have my mothers in my life to this day
Though the original concept of the event was to honor Mothers and those filling those “mother” shoes, we could not ignore that there are some fathers that are playing the dual role of both mom and dad. They are not to be ignored just because the event is called Always Mothers Luncheon or because it is being held around Mother’s Day. Therefore we revisioned ourselves.
Men are welcomed and encouraged to attend.