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Purse Project Kick Off

Networking - Purse Project Kick-Off - Door Prizes - Goody Bags - Refreshments - Designer Purse Silent Auction

Join the SHE Leads Group Community for this incredible event open to all guests and all chapters! LIMITED TO 100 Attendees - seats are going fast.

SHE Leads Group's mission is women supporting women in any way possible. For our members, that means supporting heart & enterprise®. Heart is our families, or anything near and dear and personal to us. Enterprise is our business or career.

For our community, that support comes in the form of SHE Leads Group members giving back in a BIG way every year with our annual SHE Leads Purse Project - A community service project to give back to the community!

The SHE Leads Purse Project:

Every year, SHE Leads Group members collect and donate new and gently used purses filled with personal care and hygiene items for homeless women of the Denver metro area. SHE Leads Group members deliver these purses to shelters across the Denver metro area. Some shelters are women residences and other shelters are drop-in. We provide purses to as many shelters as possible every year.

  • In 2020 we collected 70 purses (exceeding our goal of 60)
  • In 2021 we collected 240 purses (exceeding our goal of 150)
  • In 2022 we collected 605 purses (exceeding our goal of 500)
  • In 2023 we collected 843 purses (exceeding our goal of 750) in Denver. In Charleston, SC, new SHE members embarked on this project for the first time and collected and donated 76 purse care packages.
  • In 2024 our Denver metro goal is 810 purses to continue to serve the shelters on our list

Hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in generous donations, by not only our SHE Leads Group members, but also the community at large make this project possible. And your word-of-mouth and donations make it possible to grow every year. Thank you!

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

Regarding Cash Donations:

The SHE Leads Purse Project does this work as a not-for-profit project, although it does not have official non-profit status. We do have financial transparency and a treasurer. All work done is 100% volunteer.  Cash donations can be payable with a check or Venmo. Checks can be made payable to “Elizabeth Boen – Purse Project” or Venmo to @Elizabeth-Boen-2 (phone 303-981-1541).

Thank you to our Sponsors & Volunteers

Eva Safar, TAB Denver North

Special thanks to our volunteers who are our Chapter Purse Project Coordinators:

Jessica Dunn, PM Financial Group, LLC

Mary Wuest, Electronic Storefronts

Debbie Stratton, Design Dog Studio

Hilary Castro, Castro & Co.

Robin Mowrer, The Mowrer Team

Michelle Slagell, Edward Jones

Lauren Cammarata Snow, Goodspeed Merrill

Deni Cates, Mountain Storm Insurance

Kara Grano, Huntington Bank

Eva Safar, TAB - Denver North

LaVerne Brookie, Coldwell Banker

Gina Hebb, Empowering Families Counseling

A special thank you to our Volunteer Community Service Project Coordinator

Erin Glombecki with RE/MAX Professionals.

Thank you to all the SHE Members who volunteer hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars for this annual community service project and to the community at large who also provides generous donations.

SHE Merch Store

Proceeds Benefit the Purse Project

The SHE Store is Open! Purchase any item(s) in the SHE Store, and proceeds will benefit the SHE Leads Purse Project fund. First order deadline is April 26 for a May 10 delivery. Two logos from which to choose. The SHE Leads Group logo will only be printed on approved brand colors. The SHE Makes a Difference logo can be printed on any of the colors available.


SHE Leads Group

Headquarters in Metro Denver, Colorado

Opening hours

Monday 8:30am-3pm MT

Tuesday 8:30am-3pm MT

Wednesday 8:30am-3pm MT

Thursday 8:30am-3pm MT

Friday 8:30am-3pm MT

What does SHE stand for?

SHE is more than a leads group - SHE Leads Group exists to support women in business development roles. SHE Members are women in business who appreciate the role many women have being a full-time caregiver to loved ones and advancing their full-time career or business. The letters “S H E” stand for Supporting Heart & Enterprise ®. Heart is our families, or anything near and dear and personal to us. Enterprise is our business or career. Members are expected to uphold the values and culture for which SHE stands. Every member of SHE Leads Group should desire to be a resource to each other. SHE Leads Group is more than just a leads group. We are a group of supportive women who truly want to help others in any way possible.


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