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Donate your used purses for the SHE Leads Purse Project

Donate your used purses for the SHE Leads Purse Project
he SHE Leads Group – Supporting Heart and Enterprise® – announced its annual Purse Project kick-off event on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. SHE Leads Group aims to collect 810 gently used purses to be stuffed with new personal hygiene products and items, and filled purses will be distributed to women’s shelters and domestic violence centers across Denver.

Our 2024 Kick-Off Event

WHAT: 2024 SHE Leads Purse Project Kick-Off & Networking Event

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Sky Pointe Retirement Resort 5842 S. Taft St. Littleton 80127 in the Theater

COST: No cost if you have already made a donation. If you have not yet donated a purse, we ask that you bring a filled purse that meets the guidelines below or make a $20 donation, which 100% goes towards the Purse Project to buy personal items for purses.

RSVP: By registering on the form below. Limited to 100 guests!

Purse Guidelines:

  • Only gently used or new. No tears, no stains, no cigarette odor, no broken fasteners/zippers, no peeling leather/vinyl.
  • Purse needs to be large enough to fit in all the personal items in which we try to fill each purse. (See minimum list of personal items below.)
  • In an effort to be equitable, designer purses will not be given to homeless women. If designer purses are donated, we will use them for a silent auction to raise money for purse fillers.

Purse Fillers (all these items below can be found at a dollar store and can be full or trial size)

Minimum requested for each purse:

  • Shampoo/Shampoo Bar
  • Conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss or flossers
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Pair of socks
  • Bar of soap
  • Nail clipper & fingernail file
  • Lip balm/chapstick
  • Razor
  • Kleenex/tissue

Ideas for additional items that are nice to have in purses:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid supplies
  • Q-tips
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Aspirin
  • Cough drops
  • Gum
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sewing kit
  • Hair ties
  • Hairbrush
  • Rain poncho
  • Hand and/or foot warmers
  • Deck of cards
  • Writing pad
  • Word search/crossword puzzle books
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Cologne, perfume, or body spray
  • Something to make a woman feel special (jewelry, makeup, nail polish, etc.)

Some things not to include:

  • Alcohol based mouthwash or cough syrup
  • Self-defense items
  • Expired non-perishable items
  • Nut products
  • Matches/lighters
  • Supplements/vitamins
This year’s kick-off event will feature Joanna Sorensen, grant development officer at Hope House Colorado, a nonprofit that provides free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms as they work to grow in their personal, educational and economic self-sufficiency. Among its various programs, Hope House operates a residential home on their campus where teen moms and their children can apply to live while needing respite, transitional or long-term housing. Sorensen will be sharing the impact Hope House Colorado has on the Denver-metro community, as well as the impact the Purse Project has had on those seeking the organization’s services.
Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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