Handbags needed for nonprofit event
Spring cleaning? Purging the old for the new? As you clean out closets, consider donating your gently used purses, satchels or overnight bags to Safe Passage for their 7th annual Handbags 4 Hope auction Aug. 10. Over 50 new and gently used brand name handbags, often stuffed with local gift certificates and other items, are featured on the silent auction. Keep this fundraiser in mind too when you’re shopping and come across good purse deals.
Proceeds go toward helping Safe Passage clients with direct needs, such as housing deposits, fuel vouchers, food at the shelter or clothing, to name a few services.
This year the brunch fundraiser, hosted by Community Church/Batesville, will be held at Batesville High School cafeteria. Tables of up to six can be reserved; Tickets are $8 and can be purchased through Safe Passage. A Handbags 4 Hope will also be held in Brookville in September.
Donations may be dropped off at the Batesville shelter or make arrangements at the satellite offices in Madison, Brookville, Greendale or Vevay by calling 812 933-1990.