What: The 2014 Chattanooga Women of Distinction were introduced during a reception for all previous Women of Distinction recipients held at Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough on Dec. 3. The 2014 honorees are Sgt. Cherilyn Bryant, Pat Fuller, Sissy Figlestahler, Dr. Deborah Ingram, Janet Jobe, Stacey Johnson, Virginia Love, Donna Roddy, Krystal Scarbrough, Judge Christie Sell, Pat Starke and Amy Thomas.
Benefits: These 12 honorees as well as a Tennessee Woman of Distinction will be recognized April 29, 2014, during the 29th annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The luncheon is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association in Tennessee. Lynda Hood is chairing the event.
What: Unum employees delivered a tractor-trailer load of Christmas gifts to Partnership for Families, Children and Adults offices on Dec. 6. This is the 14th year that Unum employees have worked in teams to shop for gifts, wrap and deliver them. Gifts are delivered to the Partnership's staff, who distribute these presents to clients.
Benefits: Hundreds of Partnership clients, fulfilling the wish lists of children, homebound elderly, homeless women and families.
What: A new fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga was unveiled inside Enzo's Market during last weekend's Main x 24 festivities in South Chattanooga. The 6-foot by 6-foot playhouse, designed and custom-built by Habitat's construction department, will raise awareness for Habitat's Help Build It Campaign.
Benefits: From now through Jan. 5, donations will be accepted for Habitat's building campaign. They may either be placed in the mail slot of the illuminated playhouse in Enzo's lobby or mailed to Habitat for Humanity, 1201 E. Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37408. Proceeds will be used to build an energy-efficient home for a family of five on 14th Street in Chattanooga's Southside neighborhood. The playhouse will be auctioned at Habitat's spring dinner on Friday, April 4.