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Handbags of Hope
July 22, 2010

If you look non profit up in the dictionary you should find Handbags of Hope. This organization managed to deveolp itself solely on donations of handbags and filler items. While holding small fundraisers to cover the cost of their deliveries across the State. Volunteers are responsible for everything from pick-ups of items, cooking for events to raffle prizes. These ladies managed to develop this beautiful charity while waiting on their 501(c)(3). Now that it's been approved their hoping for a few Company sponsors to help them open their 1st Donation Boutique. Allowing the Cause a place to work from and to except donations of purses and filler items. It's common to have 450 filled handbags donated from just one company. The President, Jackie Bobcean is as dedicated as they come, spending thousands of dollars personally to assure all documents were in place. Everyday this lady works 12 to 14 hours developing this organization. It's truly amazing what she has accomplished with no money. Many groups could learn a thing or two from her. Women love this project and with economy in Michigan so bad it's a wondeful inexpensive way to give back. I hope someone will read this release and find a way to help these great ladies continue a beautiful Cause. Turning a gently used purse into a Handbag of Hope.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the empowerment it gives our clientes. The organization is quite right when they say A handbag is a very important part of a womans day !

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find them more sponsors !

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The energy the women put into making this entire organization run.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic, warm and truly concerned for our clientes.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have no waiting list of shelters, have enough filler items for every purse and have a wonderful building to work from.

Ways to make it better...

nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial

One thing I'd also say is that...

Women every where should support this beautiful organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & we were lucky enough to receive these beuatiful handbags for Mothers Day.