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One Purse Heartbeat July 2017 Newsletter August 13 2017

"One of the best parts of my role is when I get to tell survivors they are receiving a scholarship from One Purse. Even though we don't always get to see their reactions in person, hearing about the moment when they receive the news makes my heart smile..." Click here to continue reading the One Purse Heartbeat and view upcoming events.

One Purse Heartbeat June 2017 Newsletter June 24 2017

Many of you know that One Purse was born out of an experience I had with a purse. I fell in love with a handbag that I didn’t think I could live without, and then a tug on my heart said, "for the amount of money you are considering spending on that one purse, you could change someone else's life." Today I’ve had the privilege of seeing that divine inspiration and the power...

New TV Interview with One Purse Founder Heather Case June 21 2017

One Purse Founder Heather Case was interviewed recently for the Central Florida TV segment Polk Place. WATCH as Heather shares the history and the vision of One Purse.

One Purse Heartbeat: April 2017 Newsletter April 30 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in and prayed for the 2017 Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day in Tallahassee. We had almost 200 individuals from around the state participate in the day’s events. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together and raise our voices for freedom. We kicked off the day with...Click here to continue reading the full version of the One Purse Heartbeat Newsletter.

One Purse Heartbeat: March 2017 Newsletter March 25 2017

One Purse is an Organizing Sponsor for the 2017 Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the Capitol. We will be raising our voices for freedom with other advocates and supporters from across the state. We will join together in a commitment to promote prevention, provide support to survivors, and continue the battle to end human trafficking once and for all.  Click to read the full issue of the March 2017 One Purse...

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.

Quick & Cheesy Garlic Bread January 07 2017

Quick & Cheesy Garlic Bread for your One Purse Gathering Ingredients: 1 loaf of sliced White Mountain Bread ½ stick of butter 1 shaker of Lawry’s garlic salt (or your favorite brand) 1 cup of your favorite variety of shredded cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 6 slices of White Mountain Bread on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Melt ½ stick of butter over low heat...

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,...

Recipe: Peppermint Christmas Cookies December 04 2016

Try this fun festive Christmas cookie recipe for your holiday Gathering! One Purse Peppermint Christmas CookiesInstead of hosting a cookie exchange or white elephant exchange this Christmas, host a One Purse Gathering (purse exchange) and ask your guests to donate a specific dollar amount $10, $25, $50, whatever you feel would fit your crowd.  Ingredients: 1.5 sticks of butter, softened to room temp 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 egg 1/4 tsp natural...