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Millennials, Sex Trafficking, & Social Media February 20 2017

What Millennials Need to Know About Sex Trafficking to Stay Safe on Social Media By, Cali Turner, One Purse Student Blog Contributor I was born into a world of constant distraction.  Social media, text messages, news headlines, the internet. I have always had the privilege of having technology and endless answers at my fingertips, as have many others of my generation. Even with this ability, it is amazing how clueless...

One Purse Heartbeat: January 2017 Newsletter January 26 2017

January has been an exciting month for One Purse with the announcement of the start of our partnership with Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). RBI offers online mentoring, life skills training, and life coaching for sex trafficking survivors through a program called ELEVATE. This intensive online 16-week curriculum, allows survivors to receive services regardless of where they live. This online course offers deeper levels of healing, business development, and leadership. There...

New Volunteer Needs January 25 2017

Volunteers Needed One Purse relies on faithful supporters who share their time, talents, gifts, and witness to help "Restore Her Dream." Below are new volunteer opportunities that are now available: One Purse Special Event Volunteers – A Special Event volunteer may assist with setting up and decorating event space, serving food, greeting guests/visitors with a welcoming smile, helping visitors with questions and directions, checking guests in at an event, and/or cleaning...

Find and Follow Your Dreams Using This Worksheet January 23 2017

MY DREAM WORKSHEET Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, we don’t follow our dreams or set goals. This worksheet can help you get back on track with your goals and dreams. “A Goal is a Dream with Detailed Direction and a Deadline…” ~ Jay Strack Click Here to View Dream Worksheet This worksheet is available thanks to Diane Strack.

One Purse Heartbeat: December 2016 Newsletter December 10 2016

My favorite Christmas song is the Little Drummer Boy. The young boy hears about the birth of a newborn king, the Messiah that has been foretold since the beginning of time. The boy is invited to come and meet this child, but he realizes that important people will be there, people who may be bringing lavish gifts like gold, frankincense and myrrh. He looks down at his little drum and thinks to himself,...

One Purse Heartbeat: October 2016 Newsletter October 29 2016

Last year at this time, I couldn’t believe how quickly the fall holidays snuck up on me! One minute I was in the store buying candy for the trick-or-treaters and almost overnight, retailers were in full on Christmas mode. “What about Thanksgiving?” I thought to myself. This year I’m getting a jump on the stores by sharing what I’m thankful for in our October issue of the One Purse Heartbeat. Click...

One Purse Heartbeat: September 2016 Newsletter September 27 2016

It was great to see so many of you at the One Purse Fall Inventory Clearance Sale. We sold hundreds of purses and had a lot of fun connecting with ladies who share a commitment to supporting sex trafficking survivors. If you missed the sale you can still shop our fair trade fashion accessories online. A special shout out goes to...Click Here to Continue Reading.

One Purse Heartbeat: A New Newsletter from One Purse September 10 2016

Welcome to the first issue of the “One Purse Heartbeat,” our new newsletter for donors, hostesses, advocates, and friends. The Heartbeat will keep you up to speed on new opportunities to support sex trafficking survivors and change lives. Our goal is to not only share inspiring survivor stories and ways you can help but also to provide useful information that adds value for you and your family. Click here to continue reading...

Survivor Story: Christa and Into the Jordan August 20 2016

by Heather Case While visiting Naples for a One Purse Gathering hosted by the ladies of the First Baptist Church of Naples, we met with a woman by the name of Christa Hicks. Christa runs a ministry for trafficked and exploited women just up the road from you in Ft. Myers, called Into the Jordan. During Christa’s time in ministry she has served over 100 women in Ft. Myers and the...