100 Holiday Backpacks to be Gifted to Recovering Addicts
On Dec 7, Purse-Impressions will be dropping off 100 holiday gift backpacks filled with hygiene kits, masks and numerous surprises at Crossroads, a Valley residential treatment program. The backpacks will be gifted to recovering addicts who are spending this holiday in treatment. “We wanted to make sure the women spending Christmas in rehab were not forgotten,” explained Patricia Brusha “So we prepared special gifts bags in addition to our purse graduation program”
Purse-Impressions is a local nonprofit on a mission to provide graduates from rehab programs with a purse or backpack that celebrates their accomplishments, allowing them to move forward with dignity and strength. In just over a year Purse-Impressions donated 1400 purses & backpacks to rehab facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Florida , and Toronto, Canada.
A recovering addict from Crossroads is available to talk about what it means to someone in recovery to receive this gift. Patricia Brusha, founder of Purse-Impressions is available for an interview as well. Donation drop-off to include:
- 100 brand new back packs filled with hygiene kits, masks, socks, feminine products and other items
- Full size Hygiene Products & Dental Products
- Boxes of feminine hygiene products
In memory of the passing of Courtney Elizabeth Michaels (28 years old) and her struggles with alcohol abuse, Purse-Impressions is a nonprofit corporation started by her mother Patricia Brusha. Purse-Impressions mission is “To gift graduates from rehab with a purse that celebrates their accomplishments, allowing them to move forward with dignity, strength and the knowledge that someone cares.” To learn more, visit www.purse-impressions.com.
Crossroads is an Arizona Department of Health Services licensed residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program with over 50 years of proven expertise in serving addicted men, women and veterans through the provision of high quality, successful and affordable substance abuse treatment programs. Crossroads is the largest residential treatment facility in the Southwestern region of the United States. To learn more about this organization, visit www.thecrossroadsinc.org.