Saturday, December 11, 2010

Purses with a Purpose

Serene Harbor is a local domestic violence center that provides shelter and assistance for abused women. Frequently, these ladies show up with few possessions. A few weeks ago, I received an email from the Women's Business Center describing the Purses with a Purpose initiative wherein one fills a gently used purse with things these ladies might need - new personal grooming items, underwear, socks, etc. I have one old purse - the one I carry! But I knew Melea, my daughter-in-law has a lot of purses, so I forwarded the email to her, hoping for a purse I could fill. Well, Melea and her friend Marissa filled two beautiful purses to the brim, even including Christmas cards. Charlie brought them over this week, and I just finished delivering them to Lori Halbert, the mastermind and coordinator of this effort, now in its fifth year. I think this is a terrific idea, not just for the Christmas season - elements of reuse, practicality, and financial feasiblity. Good job!

Reference Links:
Serene Harbor
Women's Business Center


Anonymous said...

Can you give us a little more info on where/who to deliver the purses to? (Didn't see it at the links)

Thanks - what a great idea!

Florida Beach Basics said...

You can email Lori Halbert for more information at