Purse-Impressions, a Cave Creek nonprofit will hold its first “Pop-Up” Fundraiser event Saturday June 26th from 12-4pm at The Holland Center 34250 N 60th St in Scottsdale AZ 85266. This marketplace style function will feature over 150 unique new and gently used specialty purses for sale, raffle baskets and a purse drive to benefit the 501 (C)3 charity.
There is no entry fee to the event, however patrons are encouraged to bring a donation of purses, jewelry, or hygiene products. Each donor will receive a free “Pop-Up” Fundraiser tote bag for supporting the charity drive.
“Since opening the Charity Boutique last October, I have been collecting numerous unique purses,” explains Patricia Brusha President of Purse-Impressions Charity Boutique. “I thought it would be fun to hold a special ‘Pop-Up’ event to showcase the collection and help raise money for the non-profit”.
Purse-Impressions is on a mission to provide “fresh start” purses and backpacks to women and men celebrating their graduation from rehab. They want those graduates to leave with dignity, hope and the knowledge that someone cares. In less than 2 years the charity has donated over 2100 purses and backpacks to recovering addicts in AZ, CO, FL, DC and Canada.
“I founded Purse-Impressions to transform the tragedy and heartbreak of losing my daughter Courtney to addiction, into inspiration and compassion for others who are overcoming addiction in their own lives,” said Patricia Brusha. “Before Courtney left us, she told me she didn’t like that women who graduated from rehab often left with their personal items in a plastic bag. She wanted those women to hold their heads high, to be proud of their amazing accomplishment and to leave with something that showed their value. This organization was her dream and I am carrying it forward and expanding its reach to also serve men.”
In memory of the passing on June 4th 2019 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.
A vibrant, community-oriented nonprofit organization celebrating art, education, and service in the Desert Foothills region. The mission of the Holland Center is to drive community enrichment though arts, education, and community service programs for all generations.