Purses for a Purpose Luncheon and Fundraiser to benefit Salvation Army

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SHREVEPORT – Every woman knows an outfit is not complete without a fabulous purse, and that ladies don’t ever leave home without their favorite hand bag.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is breathing new life into gently used bags by having a purse auction called “Purses for a Purpose” Saturday, November 2, 2013, at The Salvation Army at 2oo East Stoner Avenue in Shreveport from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The special chili lunch and auction will benefit The Salvation Army Shreveport-Bossier.

Coach, Prada and Vera Bradley are just some of the famous brands up for grabs.  Attendees can also walk away with more than just a new designer bag! Some of the purses will have surprises inside them thanks to donation sponsors  McCary’s Jewelers, Shell, Holiday Lanes, Splash Kingdom Waterpark, Holiday Inn Shreveport Airport West, Comfort Suites, Shreveport Bossier Mavericks, Raising Cane’s and Cici’s Pizza.

ickets are available for only $5 at the door.  Admission includes a chili lunch and participation in silent and LIVE auctions.  Cash or check is preferred.  Former KTBS news personality Sonja Bailes will be the emcee for the event.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 128 years in the United States. Nearly 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyshreveport.org

The Women’s Auxiliary is organized to promote the purposes of programs at The Salvation Army.  Its activities include special fund-raising through approved projects, furnishing volunteer workers, assistance in hospitals, operation of canteens, distribution of food and clothing, staffing of emergency shelters, leadership in group work, visitation of hospital patients, and many other activities.