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Home Safe Home: DeAndre Hopkins’ Touchdown Challenge

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Stacy Andell, John Andell, Meg Kamin, Preston Kamin, Brooke Wise, Jeff Wise

(From left) Stacy and John Andell, Meg and Preston Kamin, Brooke and Jeff Wise. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, this week, nearly 300 supporters gathered at The Astorian for the annual Home Safe Home Around the World gala to benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. A highlight of the evening was Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins #TDCHALLENGE, in which he announced he will donate $1,000 to AVDA for every touchdown he scores this month. Hopkins feels passionate about this charity and invites Texans teammates and fans to join him in the challenge

The gala, which included a live auction with competitive bidding - particularly on the autographed Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins jersey - raised $432,577 to benefit AVDA. The evening also featured a spectacular tasting menu served by 12 of Houston’s top chefs, paired with boutique wines by renowned local sommeliers.

Renowned attorney Richard Mithoff was honored at the event with the Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice for his commitment to advocating for others, and Trini Mendenhall was honored with the Heart of Houston Award for her dedication to service and philanthropy. KPRC Local 2’s Khambrel Marshall served as emcee and the Honorable Eric Andell was auctioneer.

Stacy and John Andell, Meg and Preston Kamin, and Brooke and Jeff Wise served as Co-Chairs for the event, Karen Freedman as Gala Chair, Lynn Kamin as Underwriting Chair, and Helen Bernard as Auction Chair.

AVDA has served the Houston community for 36 years, providing services to families victimized by domestic violence, and educational resources to prevent violence in the future. Let’s all join DeAndre Hopkins’ in his challenge and root for many touchdowns this season and, in particular, this October.

Find out more about DeAndre Hopkins’ Challenge and AVDA here

  • Helen Bernard, Christina Sith, Kendall McCord

    (From left) Helen Bernard, Christina Sith and Kendall McCord. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Lynn Kamin, Trini Mendenhall, Karen Freedman

    (From left) Lynn Kamin, Trini Mendenhall and Karen Freedman. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner

    District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Elliott Kelly and Chef Robert Del Grande

    (From left) Elliott Kelly and Chef Robert Del Grande. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Dr. Larry and Bonnie Likover

    Dr. Larry and Bonnie Likover. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr.

    (From left) Ginni and Richard Mithoff with John Eddie Williams, Jr. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster

    (From left) Jeff and Brooke Gunst and Haley and Barrett Webster. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Meg Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Lynn Kamin, Sherri Kendall

    (From left) Meg Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Lynn Kamin, and Sherri Kendall. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Melissa and Michael Mithoff

    Melissa and Michael Mithoff. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Trini Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall, Jan Mendenhall

    (From left) Trini, Oniel and Jan Mendenhall. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

  • Helen Bernard, Christina Sith, Kendall McCord
  • Lynn Kamin, Trini Mendenhall, Karen Freedman
  • District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Elliott Kelly and Chef Robert Del Grande
  • Dr. Larry and Bonnie Likover
  • Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr.
  • Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster
  • Meg Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Lynn Kamin, Sherri Kendall
  • Melissa and Michael Mithoff
  • Trini Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall, Jan Mendenhall

More photos

Helen Bernard, Christina Sith, Kendall McCord

(From left) Helen Bernard, Christina Sith and Kendall McCord. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Lynn Kamin, Trini Mendenhall, Karen Freedman

(From left) Lynn Kamin, Trini Mendenhall and Karen Freedman. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner

District Attorney Devon Anderson and Mayor Sylvester Turner. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Elliott Kelly and Chef Robert Del Grande

(From left) Elliott Kelly and Chef Robert Del Grande. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Likover

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Likover. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Ginni Mithoff, Richard Mithoff, John Eddie Williams, Jr.

(From left) Ginni and Richard Mithoff with John Eddie Williams, Jr. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Jeff Gunst, Brooke Gunst, Haley Webster, Barrett Webster

(From left) Jeff and Brooke Gunst and Haley and Barrett Webster. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Meg Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Lynn Kamin, Sherri Kendall

(From left) Meg Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Lynn Kamin, and Sherri Kendall. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Melissa and Michael Mithoff

Melissa and Michael Mithoff. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

Trini Mendenhall, Oniel Mendenhall, Jan Mendenhall

(From left) Trini, Oniel and Jan Mendenhall. (Photo: Kim Coffman)

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