Auction Items for 2015 Barrier Breaker Luncheon

Enjoy seven nights in Antigua at the beautiful Veranda Resort and Spa, an eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white-sand beaches, four pools, nature trails, kids club, mini golf and much more. Provided by Elite Island Resorts. Approximate retail value: $2700.


Panama awaits you! Spend 5 nights enjoying the magnificent gardens, adventure walks and breathtaking views of the beautiful, award-winning 4-star Los Establos Inn. Approximate retail value: $2700. From Elite Island Resorts.


Enjoy 7 Nights in beachfront resort accommodations at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia. Spend the day exploring an array of water sports and land activities, or just relax and soak in the beauty of nature at its tropical best at this all-inclusive resort. Approximate retail value: $2100.


Hide away on a 135-acre private island for 7 nights. Near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Palm Island offers dazzling beaches, sumptuous dining, nature trails, tennis, spa treatments and much more. Approximate retail value: $3500.


Galley Bay Resort & Spa, on the northwest coast of Antigua, is a 40-acre exotic paradise on the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy 7 nights in this intimate hideaway, with its spectacular sunset views, beachside dining, water sports and spa. Approximate retail value: $3500.


*An evening of theatre from The Ensemble Theatre. Two tickets to one of the top-flight performances offered in the 2015-16 season by one of Houston’s most outstanding performing arts organizations. Retail value: $88.

*Two Tickets to The Ensemble Theatre (SAME AS ABOVE)



Capture a special time in your life. A creative couple and/or family portrait session and (1) 8x10 art print by Silverlight Photography by Noah Van. These (3) gift certificates are valued at $200.


Same as above (1) Same as above (2)   Same as above (3)

A little shopping anyone? Here’s a Marshall’s gift card worth $50 so that you can update your look with something new and fun.


Pets deserve a treat, too! Let this valued member of your household enjoy a weekend lodging package at Rover Oaks Pet Resort. This luxury stay includes three days and two nights’ lodging in a standard Bunkhouse Suite plus a standard bath, brush and nail trim in the Grooming Salon. Estimated market value: $145.


Houston Texans Signed photo of Johnathan Joseph.  Estimated market value $150.



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Honorees for the 19th Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon


Career and Recovery Resources, Inc., honored Indrani Goradia and Indrani’s Light Foundation,

along with our Career and Recovery Resources Star Clients

yesterday at our 19thAnnual Barrier Breaker Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston.


To celebrate its 70th Anniversary of helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment, Career and Recovery Resources held a luncheon to honor its star clients, former honorees and the 2015 honorees, Indrani Goradia and her Indrani’s Light Foundation.

In keeping with a 19-year tradition of applauding inspirational community leaders who have achieved success or helped others to overcome barriers to success, the awards luncheon was held at the Hyatt Regency-Houston Ballroom. Luncheon Co-Chairs are Bimla and Swatantra Jain.

 Indrani Goradia is a philanthropist and advocate for women’s health and empowerment. She is the founder and visionary guiding Indrani’s Light Foundation (ILF), a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing solutions to Gender Based Violence. She is a strong supporter of the work of Career and Recovery Resources as a member of the Advisory Board following several years as a member of the Board of Directors. Over the past ten years, Ms. Goradia has partnered with various organizations to bring health, strength and wellness to women in need through her foundation.

In addition, the awards luncheon recognizes Career and Recovery Resources’ Star Clients who, with the help of CRR, have successfully overcome personal barriers to achieve employment and lead productive lives. During the luncheon, Star Clients shared their inspiring life stories and explain how Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. positively affected their lives.


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Abdulrazaq Al Jumaili represented the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Darlene Daniels represented the Homeless Outreach Program, Samantha W. represented the Alternative Program, and Darryl McDonald represented the Veterans Program.


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Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to all supporters of the

Barrier Breaker Luncheon held on June 30th, 2015

Underwriter: Indrani and Hemant Goradia

Sponsor: Annonymous Donor * Bimla & Swatantra Jain

Major Supporters:  H-E-B Group, Winell Herron; Scurlock Foundation, Leslie & Jack Blanton, Jr.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Denine Torr; Eagle Global Advisors, c/o Edward Allen;  Wells Fargo Bank

Marc and Jeri Shapiro Family Foundation; Chase Bank; Macy's

VIP Table Sponsors:  Paula S. Sutton & Bill Gross; Alma & Dr. Vern Swisher, Grant Thorton LLP/Susan Floyd-Toups;

Vrinda & Dr. Dinesh Pejaver; Carol Helliker & David Luther; Dr. Kathy C. Flanagan; Enterprise Holdings, Thomas Hernandez;

BC Houston Career Training Academy, Beverly Cotton; Center Point Energy, Inc./Carol Heliker;

Petrello Family Foundation, Anthony Petrello

Table Sponsors: Whitney Bank, Rick Ulloa; Klotz Associates, Inc., Hon. Tom Ramsey;

Smart Financial Credit Union, Patti & Gary Tuma;  

Jacqueline & Courtney Blackburn; Primeway Credit Union, Scott Kreinbring; 

Houston Community College, Dr. William Harmon, President; Gwen and Dr. David Scott, Jr.;

Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dealership, Marla & James Davis; Leslie and Jack Blanton,Jr.; 

Capitol One Wealth Management and Private Banking, Joel Diaz; 

US Trust-Bank of America Wealth Management, Susan Wagner; 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Marina Coryat;

 Maggie and  Michael Joplin; Rita Trimmer-Ray & Darren Ray

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Celebrating 70 Years

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.


Helping People Identify and Overcome Barriers to Employment Since 1945                 

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