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3rd Annual Boerne Food Drive

November 8th, 2017 — We did it again! Each year Debbie McNeal works tirelessly with the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries to coordinate efforts for holiday giving. This was our 3rd Annual Food Drive. Together we collected 420 cans of sweet potatoes, 420 cans of green beans plus a duffel bag full of sweet treats that were all delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread. This will help provide Thanksgiving meals to over 400 families this year. Our goal was not only reached but far exceeded. So, with the additional money collected, we will be purchasing Hams for the family’s Christmas dinners.

“I wanted to thank my CBHarper family and friends who contributed.”, says Debbie McNeal “By giving back we have helped to make the holidays a little brighter for these families.”

Thank you to all who participated, donated and shared in this effort, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

If you would like to join in giving back, contact Debbie via email 

About Debbie:

Debbie has live in the San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country for over 50 years. She spent over 30 years in Management in the Finance & Credit Services Industry which included mortgage & auto loans, credit services, loan collections & foreclosures. That experience is very helpful in assisting her clients with their mortgage concerns and understanding the entire process.

Debbie loves being in the real estate industry and helping families realize their dreams. For multiple years Debbie has been named “Hero of the Year” and “Eagle of the Year”. These peer-voted awards are based on her overall performance, contribution to helping other agents and time spent giving back to the community.

Ultimately she tries to spend as much time as possible giving back. Debbie serves as the President of the Hill Country Optimist Club. She gives of her time toward local charities by hosting an Annual Clothing Drive, Annual “Cover Their Tush & Toes” Sock & Underwear Drive, Annual “Easter Bunny Basket Brigade to collect items for assembling Easter baskets, an Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive as well as providing support to the Christian Women’s Job Corp by teaching or providing meals during their training sessions.

3rd Annual “Cover Their Tush & Toes Challenge”

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® has partnered with the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries for the third year to help provide socks and underwear for area children. Led by Debbie McNeal, REALTOR® who gives her time, energy and heart to benefit such a great cause. In the feature image Jannette Springer and Marjory Felter, REALTORS® are pictured alongside Debbie McNeal and her mom. They are delivering their biggest donation to date.

“Serving others is what brings blessings to all. These ‘Tush and Toes’ donations to Hill Country Daily Bread will be given to the youth that are in need. Thanks Debbie for all you and mom do to make this a success each year. And thanks to all who so generously donated”, says Marjory Felter, REALTOR®

Janette Springer shares her sentiments, “[I] Love giving back to this community and knowing it means so much to the children that receive it.”

In total we supplied the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries with sock and underwear for 130 children for Back to School. It is amazing to bless so many children, amazing work Debbie McNeal and all those that supported these efforts. We give in a variety of different ways throughout the year. Our money, our time and most importantly our hearts. If you would like to contact us about how to get involved in your community please reach out PR@CBHarper.com

If you want to get in touch with Debbie on how to donate directly to the Hill Country Daily Bread, please email her at dmcneal@cbharper.com

Thank you to all of those who participated and donated, it is through giving back that we truly find happiness.


2nd Annual Easter Bunny Basket Brigade

March 2017 — Debbie McNeal, our award winning REALTOR® from the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Boerne Office organized the 2nd Annual Easter Bunny Basket Brigade. The Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries needed 450 baskets to be distributed to local children.

Starting early this year, during late February, Debbie McNeal and Jennifer Nichols planned to culminate their donation efforts on March 9th by assembling baskets.  They reached out to friends, family and CBHarper Family to collect monetary and tangible contributions. The Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries needed 450 baskets, 150 wooden cross necklaces, 350 bibles plus assembling efforts.  With donations collected they were able to purchase all of the items needed by HCDBM & had many volunteers to assemble baskets.

In just 4 short days their goal was not only met, but exceeded. Debbie reported,

I am very happy to say that with the help of donations made & volunteers to help with Basket Assembly, our 2nd Annual Easter Bunny Basket Brigade to benefit Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries was a HUGE success. We were able to donate 450 baskets, 150 Wooden Cross Necklaces & 350 Bibles. We also had a great time assembling 146 Completed Baskets to be delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries. I am grateful to all who contributed! Many children will be blessed at Easter thanks to all who contributed!

Well Debbie, you are very welcome!

Thank you to everyone who helped assemble baskets and made contributions. Shout out to the entire Boerne office for their continued efforts to give back to the community!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how you can help, please contact Debbie McNeal at (210) 269-6929 or dmcneal@cbharper.com,

OR visit the HCDBM website here:




Spread The Warmth: Coats, Blankets and Space Heater Drive

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-10-48-22-amIt is that time of year again. It is almost Thanksgiving and time to think of giving back to those in need.

The Hill Country daily Bread Ministries has 250 families they are serving this year. They are in need of coats, blankets and space heaters for these families. Debbie McNeal has set up a YouCaring.com account for those wishing to contribute donations with a credit card.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® will take the proceeds and purchase as many coats, blankets and heaters as we can. Those items will then be delivered along with any other items received to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries on Friday December 9th, 2016.

If you have any questions please contact Debbie McNeal at (210) 269-6929 or Jennifer Nichols at (830) 816-7202.

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2nd Annual Cover Their Tushes and Toes

Hello Friends and Readers of CBHarper Blog!

This is the 2nd Annual Cover Their Tushes and Toes! We are challenging all area businesses to help children “Cover Their Tushes and Toes” through the good work of the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries. Debbie McNeal and Amy Thibodeaux are leading the way on this wonderful cause to help fill an urgent need for area children. We are collecting underwear and socks for local children to be delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries.

Last year we had fun and were able to help so many children in the process. So this year rather than just challenge other real estate companies, we’re raising the stakes to encourage all local business to give to this great cause.

Donations can be dropped of at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Boerne Office located at 1677 River Road in Boerne, TX 78006. If you need them to be picked up Debbie McNeal has generously offered to help arrange for pick up if you call her at (210) 269-6929.

WHAT: Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is challenging all area businesses to collect underwear and socks: All sizes from 5 – 18 years, boys and girls

WHERE: DONATION DROP OFF – 1677 River Road • Boerne, TX 78006

WHO: Debbie McNeal, REALTOR® • (210) 269-6929
Amy Thibodeaux, Vice President of Residential Sales Boerne Office • (830) 816-7201

WHEN: START – Friday May 24th, 2016 —  FINISH – Tuesday July 5th, 2016
FINAL DROP OFF – HCDB at Noon on Wednesday July 6th, 2016

If you don’t have time to shop – no worries! Monetary donations are welcome too. With those funds we will ensure items are purchase directly for children in need. So please reach out to your friends, family and business contacts and see what we can do to help this children “Cover Their Tushes and Toes!”

For more information about the team at our Boerne Office please stop by or call:

16Boerne Sales Office

1677 River Road • Boerne, TX 78006

Phone: (830) 816-7200 • Fax: (830) 816-7230

Easter Bunny Basket Brigade

March 2016 — Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® teamed up with Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries to fill an urgent need for Easter Baskets. There are 352 children in the Kendall Country area that will be receiving Easter baskets and other goodies.

On Friday March 11th a team of volunteers helped assemble baskets, donations and treats. Additional donations are still being accepted at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Boerne Office located at 1677 River Road in Boerne. It is through the efforts of our volunteers and members of our team that deliveries to help children enjoy a happy Easter full of love and laughter is possible.

We asked Debbie about what giving back to the community has meant to her and she replied, “I was completely overwhelmed by what we were able to accomplish with the donations we received! The volunteers that came together and brought their family members to help assemble baskets and fill plastic eggs was amazing.  We will be delivering 150 completed baskets, 844 Candy Filled Eggs, 300 Bibles, 100 pairs of girls socks, 144 bottles of nail polish, 100 tubes of chap/lip gloss, plus other miscellaneous items to be put in baskets for girls ages 11-18.  I am very proud of the group that we have and how we all come together to help those in need.  We had a great time putting the baskets together and some had extra fun as our Special Candy Inspectors.  Thanks to those special people, we know for sure the children will be safe with their candy! Because of all of you, there will be some very happy children this Easter.”

Delivery of baskets to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries will be on Wednesday March 16th at 12:00pm. HCDBM facilities are located at 38 Cascade Caverns Rd. in Boerne.

For more information contact:

Debbie McNeal at (210) 269-6929 or via email dmcneal@cbharper.com



Turkey Drive – HCDMB Boerne


During the holidays Sales Associates, employees and D’Ann Harper herself strive toward giving back to the community even more. The Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries was in desperate need of Turkeys to fill their Thanksgiving Boxes for local families. They needed 500 Turkeys to fill the needs of these families. Due to a bird flu epidemic this year the local Food Bank is not able to help them out as they have in previous years.

Debbie McNeal, a Sales Associate with our Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Boerne Office took the initiative to lead the way on this effort. Throughout the year the Boerne Office works with Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries to help them provide for the needs of the local community. It is so special to those we serve to have a sit-down Thanksgiving meal in their own homes, with family and friends, that they have prepared and cooked themselves.  What a difference it IMG_3144makes to them not to have to stand in line for their Thanksgiving meal.
The funds collected were used to purchase as many turkeys as possible through the local HEB. 

We spoke with Debbie and she shared some wonderful information with us,

The Turkey Drive was a huge success.  Today we delivered 224 Turkeys to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries along with a check in the amount of $430.09.  I had pre-ordered 200 turkeys, since that was my personal goal from the beginning.  The funds collected actually far exceeded the 200 turkey order.  So, HEB was able to fill the order with an additional 24 turkeys that they had available when we picked up the order.  So, IMG_3141I contacted HCDBM & gave them the option of me ordering an additional 51 turkeys or giving them that money for grocery items if that better suited their needs.  They opted to take the check & use it to purchase grocery items they desperately needed to fill the Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes.  Thank you so much for your support throughout this process.  Because of you support & the support of CBDHR & so many others, we were able to provide Thanksgiving Dinner at home for 224 families this year!

6607569_1446840863.3495When we reached out to the Boerne community our friends supported this wonderful cause in helping feed families this Thanksgiving. There were also many personal donations made by friends, family & Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTOR agents from different offices.

A special thank you to all the folks that helped make this happen!

Chicago TitleKelli Pearson, Cheryl Transue & Jennifer Martin

Jackie BrowningAlamo Title

Kathy JacksonAlamo Title

Jacquie SaldanaSecurity National Mortgage

Donna TerrellLegacy Mutual Mortgage

Haylee FikaniLegacy Mutual Mortgage

Judith SinklierFirst American Title

Kimberly McCammonVisions For Hair

Rebecca SargeantVisions For Hair

Janette & Glen SpringerG.W. Springer Enterprises

Kristen MidhaColdwell Banker Mortgage

Thank you to everyone that has contributed!

If you would like to know how you can help please contact Debbie McNeal via email, dmcneal@cbharper.com or by phone, (830) 816-7228

Boerne Daily Bread

Boerne, TX — D’Ann Harper of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® completed the Big Move of the new Boerne, TX office on 1677 River Road June 1st.

Boerne Big MoveColdwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® donated over 25 pieces of furniture to benefit the Hill Country Daily Bread and their efforts in serving Bandera, Kerr, Kendall and Comal Counties. Vice President of Residential Sales for the Boerne and Bandera locations, Amy Thibodeaux, hopes to bring community activities to this new location as well as offer counseling and representation to Boerne residents.

Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries (HCDBM) is a local resource located in Boerne, TX. They have been helping transform lives for the past 11 years. Currently, they have more than 2,000 volunteers serving 8,200 individuals in Hill Country communities.

To find out more about how to donate or volunteer visit them online at www.hillcountrydailybread.com or call (830) 249-0025.



Amy Thibodeaux


Amy Thibodeaux, Vice President Residential Sales
Boerne Office
1677 River Rd., Boerne TX 78006
(830) 816-7201

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Helping out for Thanksgiving

The Hill Country Daily Bread services Bandera, Kendall, Kerr and Comal counties with food, household items, counseling, etc. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® help them out in many capacities, and this Saturday, we will be meeting to help stuff 500 Thanksgiving boxes for needy families.

The Hill Country Daily Bread reached out to Amy Thibodeaux last week saying they are in need of canned goods.  Many in the Boerne office wanted to help, but needed some direction. Debbie McNeal stepped up to the plate and decided to be “a great woman on a mission” to get the most canned goods possible for the cause!  The office took up a collection of money (thank you everyone who gave). Debbie even called D’Ann, who also graciously gave out of her own pocket!  Debbie approached the local HEB and talked to the Manager about getting all the canned goods for Hill Country Daily Bread possible with the money collected. Well, we now have a whole pallet of canned goods to donate to The Hill Country Daily Bread! Yes, 1500 cans of food!

We are so proud of everyone who contributed to this amazing donation. Thank you for giving back!