We cannot say enough about our volunteers that come together each year to help us sort and fill the purses, preparing them to be delivered to the various agencies. TO all those who work behind the scenes, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and collecting. THANK YOU! It is a work of love and we could not do it without your support and generosity.
Believe in our vision for the Purses of Hope
Have a desire to help others
Give the gift of their time and talents
Have a commitment that each purse is filled uniformly ensuring that each recipient has the fundamentals from our “Wish List”
Help keep the sorting process fun by bringing their sense of humor and organizational skills
Share in the warm feeling that comes from knowing that they have offered Hope
If “Purses of Hope” speaks to your heart, we would welcome you into our volunteer family.
There are many ways that you can become involved with Purses of Hope. Our purses are donated and filled through donations large and small. We rely upon the kindness and generosity of many individuals that is so evident in our city. Our sponsors provide assistance in SO many ways that ensures we can continue our mission of “Giving HOPE….One Purse at a Time”.
Some suggestions on how to get involved:
Sorting your closet and parting with gently used purses (we prefer larger purses to replace their back packs, but all sizes are filled and distributed)
Look through your scarf collections – any extras? We tie a scarf on each purse.
Knit or crochet? We have many ladies that make scarves, toques, head bands and wash cloths
Having a special occasion? Ask your friends to bring items from our wish list
Organize a drive with your friends to fill a few purses
Engage your co-workers in gathering filler items from our wish list OR new and gently used purses
Travel or know someone who does? donate UNSUED shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion
Have contacts that work in the beauty industry? Ask about donations of NEW cosmetics or other personal care items
Start collecting early.
Work with kids? This is a great way to get them involved by helping them collect items for the purses
Do you know of a company that would like to become a sponsor? Sponsors provide us with larger quantities of wish list items, monetary assistance, drop off points during our annual campaign, AND help us sell Judy’s Jams and Jellies.
Monetary donations through e- transfer or Pay Pal
Have a “Toonie” drive.
Make your friends and contacts aware of Purses of Hope. Follow us on Instagram #pursesofhopeyyc
Give the gift of your time by volunteering
If you would like to talk to us further about becoming involved, please feel free to contact either Judy or Betty. We always love to talk about the Purses of Hope and are happy to do a presentation to explain our mandate and answer questions.
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11th Annual Campaign November 14 – December 2, 2022 “Giving HOPE…. One Purse at a Time”