SHE Leads Purse Community Service Project

Networking - Purse Project Celebration & Gratitude - 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
  • In 2021 we collected 240 purses
  • In 2022 we collected 605 purses
  • In 2023 we want to break our previous record again. Our goal is 750 purses!

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 makes it possible to grow every year. Thank you!

Our 2023 Celebration & Gratitude Event for Reaching Our Goal!

WHAT: 2023 SHE Leads Purse Project Kick-Off & Networking Event

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22 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).