Handbags of Hope Overview
Target demographics: support, advocacy and awareness - through community collaboration - to end all forms of domestic Violence/ bullying and by promoting a safe environment for all. Our goal is to change the perception and views of society as a whole to understand Domestic
Direct beneficiaries per year: 33 programs gifting 1700 filled purses.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: sort handbags, sort filler items, box handbags, fill handbags, deliver handbags, work an event , pick up items.
Geographic areas served: Michigan
Programs: Turning Pointe, Big Family, Women in transition, Safe, Sara's House + more.
2008 14 shelters 4 teen programs = 1145 handbags
2009 21 shelters 6 teen programs = 3,000 handbags
200 evening bag to local high school Prom programs.