Harford Family House Seeks Purses for Hope in Handbags Benefit

From Harford Family House:

The Hope in Handbags 2010 Purse Auction Committee is seeking donations or new, gently used, vintage, celebrity and designer purses to be stuffed and used as auction items or to be sold retail at the Purse Auction event.

Faith Communities & Civic Agencies United (FCCAU), Harford Family House and Harford Habitat for Humanity are partnering to raise funds and awareness through a Silent Purse Auction on Sept. 16, 17 & 18, 2010 at the Bel Air Armory. The funds raised will support Harford County adults and children in need of a safe, decent place to call home.

It is our dream to see homeless families in the FCCAU shelter move into the transitional housing program at Harford Family House. After they have received case management support, it is our goal to prepare them to build and purchase their own home through Harford Habitat for Humanity. Part of that dream has already been realized as some Harford Family House families have purchased Habitat homes!

Last year’s auction was a great success raising $15,000 with an attendance of over 350 people and over 1,000 handbags donated. Most importantly, the event raised awareness for the missions of our three agencies in our community.

Please feel free to stuff your donated purses. Suggested Purse Contents:
*Restaurant Gift Certificates *Perfume * Jewelry
*Salon Gift Certificates* Retail Stores Gift Certificates
*Movie Passes *Bath and Body Products *Books

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: All Harford County Curves Locations, Long & Foster Real Estate in Belcamp, RAPID REFILL in Bel Air and The HdG Office of Tourism and Visitors Center or call the number below to schedule a pick-up.

Volunteer and sponsorships opportunities are available. Please call Joyce Duffy, Executive Director of Harford Family House at 410-273-6700 for details