Out & About: Women for Orphans Worldwide Luncheon

In 2008, 12 eighth-grade girls from such Preston Hollow schools as St. Monica Catholic, Parish Episcopal, and St. Rita Catholic and their mothers took a mission trip to Guatemala to serve orphaned and vulnerable children.

They returned wanting to do more and founded Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW), now a national auxiliary of Orphan Outreach.

In the years since WOW has raised more than $3.5 million and taken more than 50 mission trips involving more than 1,500 WOW members and friends.

All of that was celebrated during the 15th WOW Luncheon on Dec. 4 at the Westin Dallas Galleria.

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William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at william.taylor@peoplenewspapers.com. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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