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Phone: 586-215-2050
15580 Glander
Michigan 48021

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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.

We ask women to donate gently used or new purses. Each bag is filled with 10 essential items, creating a functional handbag. Our handbags are donated across the State to 21 shelters and 6 local teen programs. Most are victims of domestic violence, all have very few possessions. A woman's handbag is a very personal item, most depend on it to get thru their day. We provide 3,000 filled handbags a year and have just receive our 501(3) (c).
2007 9 shelters 2 teen programs = 910 handbags
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.

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I've worked with many non-profits over the years . . . sometimes as an adviser, sometimes as a volunteer, sometimes just as a member of the community, occasionally as a board member or staff, or as a recipient of services. Never have I known an organization that's grown and stayed so true to its ... more »
I learned about Handbags of Hope through a friend who has worked with them in the past and continues to support their cause. I find it relieving that this organization focuses mainly on not only helping those who are victims of domestic violence, but also about creating awareness that this is a ... more »
The amount of work these ladies do is commendable. I am glad there is an organization such as this , to bring hope to those who need it. Sometimes it is the small things that make the most impact. Handbags for Hope Keep up the great work... more »
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