Businesses host benefit for homeless teen haven

The Power of Four: Pat Kipp, Kathy Bromagen-Hodges, Carol Humphries, and Dana Bondar. (Photo courtesy of JaLynn West)
The Power of Four: Pat Kipp, Kathy Bromagen-Hodges, Carol Humphries, and Dana Bondar. (Photo courtesy of JaLynn West)

The care of a community can really be a force that fosters an enriched experience for residents.

It’s the whole, “It takes a village,” mantra, and four southern Denton County business women are picking up that torch.

D&D Collectibles, Extravaganza, Celebrations & Invitations and Carol’s Cards & Gifts are together hosting The Power of Four. The event, this Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, benefits Journey to Dream, a charity that Extravaganza owner Dana Bondar said you can’t put a price tag on.

“It’s a really, awesome, awesome charity,” she said.

Journey to Dream helps homeless teens in the area. More information can be found at

“I had no idea that we had homeless teens in Flower Mound or Highland Village,” Bondar said.

The Power of Four event will raise money by donating 10 percent of all sales to Kyle’s Place, a local division of JTD.

Bondar said the idea for the fundraiser started with Pat Kipp, owner of D&D Collectibles. She got the four ladies together and they decided to help raise money for local charities.

power of 4In spring, donations went to Denton County Friends of the Family, to provide services to those impacted by relationship violence and sexual assault. In fall, they are hosting a kids’ book drive benefiting Title I schools. Future charities the ladies hope to work with include The Cure Starts Now and the Humane Society.

All four boutiques sell gift items, but have their own specialties. The shops are normally in competition, but not this time.

“It also helps our community,” Bondar said. “It’s the small businesses that do this kind of stuff.

As for criteria, the four want the charities they raise funds for to work with the immediate community. They also what to help out those who normally contribute to charities get something out of it.

So you buy a candle or a set of notecards, and 10 percent of the cost goes to Kyle’s House.

“That’s what we’re passionate about,” Bondar said.


D&D Collectibles – 1301 FM 407 #212, Lewisville

Extravaganza – Highlands Ranch Shopping Center, 6100 Long Prairie Road #700, Flower Mound

Celebrations & Invitations – 3415 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

Carol’s Cards & Gifts – 5801 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette is a locally-owned and operated regional newspaper and website covering community news and people in southern Denton County, TX, including the communities of Argyle, Bartonville, Canyon Falls, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Harvest, Highland Village, Lantana and Robson Ranch.

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