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2017 Holiday Blood Drive

December 2017 — Our semi-annual blood drive here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® was a tremendous success. During the busy holiday season, these folks stopped their busy day to give the gift of life. Well done! A total of 16 pints of blood was collected, each pint of blood saves 3 lives. This means we helped save 48 lives!

A very special thank you to everyone who donated helped get donations and Denise Barnhill who helped organize the drive. Also, thank you to Mika Conner, Jessica Livas, Carla Berryman and Kim Dooley who helped coordinate the sign-up of the donors.

By donating you are giving the gift of life. If you would like to visit one of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Centers offices to make a blood donation, they can be found here:

Happy Holidays to all and many thanks!

CBHarper’s Holiday Blood Drive

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® will be hosting it’s Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, December 1st, 9:15am – 12:15pm in the Stone Oak parking area. Our goal is to collect 14 pints of blood.

You can sign-up online with this link:

Ot stop by and sign up with Mika Connor on the first floor and Heather Bellamy on our third floor at the Stone Oak office.

All presenting donors will receive:

1.) A safe and secure donation experience.
2.) Skilled care from their staff.
3.) A wellness checkup and a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center tumbler.
4.) Access to convenient online scheduling.

Every Day, Every Season – You matter. Please sign up to give, someone needs your help.

A special thank you to Denise Barnhill, who works tirelessly to help organize this event!

A Gardening Story by Denise Barnhill

When a message from Denise Barnhill came across the email, we were so thrilled. She wanted to share photos of her garden and how much joy its brought her. It is these stories of simplicity and happiness that warm our hearts.

In her own words… Here is my gardening story. 

The "before" shot when we got everything planted.

The “before” shot, when we got everything planted.

I would like to share with others my story to inspire the love of gardening. The books say ‘home is where the heart is’ and ‘your home is your castle’. This REALTOR® has found a refuge in her own backyard.

On August 23rd, 2016 my youngest daughter Catherine said she would like to grow some eggplant. So we went to the nursery and purchase some plants to plant in the ground. One of those being an eggplant. So we dug up the dirt, made holes and placed the seedlings in the ground. In all, we planted 2 eggplants, 2 tomato, 2 strawberry, 1 zucchini and 4 pepper plants. We also placed 4 kinds of herbs into a pot – rosemary, peppermint, cilantro and basil. They are doing very well.



This is our first garden and all of the plants are thriving and growing. Our recipe for success is to just add water and watch the plants grow.


Buying and living in a home gives the homeowners a chance to sow gardens, works in their yards and learn about herbs and flowers to expand their knowledge and love of nature. It has been truly rewarding, looking forward to continue my journey in gardening.





The "after" shot as you can see the plants are quite a bigger larger and full of vegetables.

The “after” shot, as you can see the plants are quite a bit larger and full of vegetables.

All the photos above were supplied and taken by Denise – what wonderful pictures!

Have questions for Denise? Or perhaps you’re looking for your next home to start your first garden? She can help with that too – give her a call or send an email:

Denise Barnhill, REALTOR®
(210) 865-5116


22nd Annual Any Baby Can Style Show, D’Ann Harper accepts 2016 Wonder of the Child Award

trophy-close-upThis year marked the 22nd Annual Any Baby Can Style Show & Luncheon. The funds raised during this event will make a world of difference in the lives of children and youths with special needs. The spirit of Any Baby Can’s Annual Style Show and Luncheon is fashion, philanthropy and friends – supporting families never goes out of style.

Revenue from this fabulous celebration enables Any Baby Can to continue to provide services, at no cost regardless of income,  to families of children and youth with special healthcare needs. By providing crisis assistance, counseling, autism services, sibling support, prescription assistance and health and wellness service they move families from crisis to care.14372070_1177173612344244_3599628622450997372_o

Leslie Bohl a great friend to and supporter of Any Baby Can was Mistress of Ceremonies. Some of the guests shared stories and experiences in the journey of family. Genesis Argueta, 15, gave a beautiful testimony about her journey with Any Baby Can and they assisted her and her family with various resources and support. Bexar County District Attorney, Nico LaHood also shared his experience as a parent with a child with special needs.

It is with much honor that we looked on as former Board Chair, D’Ann Harper was awarded with the 2016 Wonder of the Child Award for her years of service and dedication to Any Baby Can during this year’s opening ceremonies.


D’Ann served on the Board of Directors for Any Baby can since 2009, and serve as Board Chair from 2013-2015. She has helped lead Any Baby Can through expansion of service provisions and an understanding that there is a great need in the community for service. Any Baby Can serves families who have children, birth through 17 years of age, with special health needs, chronic illness and/or developmental disabilities residing in Bexar and the surrounding 18 counties. Service consist of case management, counseling, Autism education, sibling support, health and wellness, prescription assistance and funeral assistance. Services are free of charge regardless of income. Any Baby Can depends on a vast community of committed friends and volunteers, like D’Ann, to serve over 9,700 individuals each year.

To view all the photos we captured from the day’s events visit us on Facebook here.



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Blood Drive August 2016

August 4th 2016Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® partnered with Covenant, located on the first floor of our Tuscany Center building at 18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., for this summer’s blood drive. Our goal was to collect 11 pints of blood, but we exceeded that by collecting 17 pints of blood. Each pint of blood can save up to 3 lives, which means we saved 51 lives.

Everyday the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center needs over 600 units of life saving blood. One whole blood donation can save up to 3 lives. Patients needs do not take vacations or holidays, the need is ongoing.

A special thank you to everyone who donated, helped get donations and helped with the drive. We would like to take this time to recognize Mika Connor who coordinated the master donor list, Sharlene Richards who gathered names on the 3rd floor and David Akright for recruiting volunteer donors at Covenant.

Our next blood drive is scheduled for December 1, 2016. Until then, if you would like to visit one of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Centers offices to make a blood donation, they can be found here:

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CBHarper’s ‘Luck O’ The Irish’ Blood Drive 2016

firstMarch 10th — The Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Holiday Blood Drive was held on Thursday from 9:45am – 12:15pm in the Stone Oak Office parking lot.  In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, green and gold beads were handed out along, with sweet green treats. All of the donors received a T-Shirt as well designed with its uniquely wonderful message of giving, ”Be The Type.” We exceeded our expectations and had a record 19 people sign up plus folks who “dropped-in”. Our goal was 11 pints of blood and we collected 14 pints! 

The buses that visit us are small and the wonderful team from The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center work hard. We wanted to offer an outlet for those that still wanted to give but perhaps ran out of time. There is a location very close just off Northwest Military and Loop 1604 where donors can drop by – you can even schedule an appointment online here.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Shavano
Blood Donation Center
4079 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210) 736-8920
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday · 9am–5pm, Monday & Sunday • 11am-6:30pm

This marks our 16th year participating in semi-annual blood drives for South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and we hope to continue for many years to come.


320_4894046Here are some donor FAQs courtesy of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center:

How do I benefit from making a donation?

Answer: You receive a mini-physical (pulse, temperature and iron check) and the satisfaction that come from saving lives.

Are the health history questions necessary every time?

Answer: The FDA requires that all blood centers ask about your medical history every time you donate to ensure the safety of the blood supply. You have to wait a certain amount of time between donations. A lot can happen in that time. The questions serve as a layer of protection for patients who receive blood.

How long does donated blood last?

Answer: Refrigerated red blood cells can be stored for up to 42 days. Plasma is frozen and stored for up to one year. Platelets can be stored for only five days.

How will I feel afterwards?

Answer: After resting for five to ten minutes and enjoying refreshments to replenish your fluids, you should feel just fine and ready to continue your daily activities. You should refrain from heavy lifting or extreme physical exertion for 24 hours and you’ll feel great knowing you have helped save three lives.


If you would like to sign up for our next donation please contact:

Denise Barnhill, REALTOR®,

18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 101 • San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 483-6314 • dbarnhill@cbharper.com

For more information about the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, log on to:

















Blood Drive coming November 13th!

Did you know… you could save a life? Donating blood can save three lives!

CBHarper will be hosting a Blood Drive at the Stone Oak/North Central office parking lot on November 13th from 9:15-12:00pm.

All presenting donors will receive:

  • a T-shirt
  • a mini-physical

For more information or to reserve a time to donate, please contact Denise Barnhill at 210-483-6314 or email at dbarnhill@cbharper.com. We hope to see you there “Be a Doer and Donate Blood”!

Blood drive coming March 6!

Did you know… you could save a life? Donating blood can save three lives!

CBHarper will be hosting a Blood Drive at the Stone Oak/North Central office parking lot on March 6th from 9:00-11:30am.

All presenting donors in March will receive:

  • a chance to win a pair of plaza level SPURS tickets (parking pass included)
  • a T-shirt
  • a mini-physical

For more information or to reserve a time to donate, please contact Denise Barnhill at 210-483-6314 or email at dbarnhill@cbharper.com.