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One Purse Newsletter: February 2017 March 01 2017

  Your enthusiasm and passion keeps us focused on training new One Purse Gathering Hostesses. This month we hosted our first Facebook Live Hostess Preview that reached almost 800 people and was viewed over 300 times! One Purse has a goal to hold 100 gatherings in 2017, raising over $100,000 to support educational and vocational scholarships for sex trafficking survivors.  Click here to read the entire newsletter.

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...

One Purse Heartbeat: November Newsletter November 19 2016

This month I’m excited to share some BIG news! One Purse is partnering with the Rebecca Bender Initiative to provide grants for the trafficking survivors that they serve throughout the Southeast (FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, AR, TN, SC, & NC). This grant program will provide...Click Here to Continue Reading. In This Issue: Announcing a New Partnership! $25 for 25 Giving Tuesday Campaign One Purse Holiday Gathering One Purse Peppermint Christmas...

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 Reaches New Audiences in Orlando Sentinel Article October 17 2016

Orlando charity fights trafficking with 'power of the purse' Heather Case is the founder of One Purse, an Orlando-based nonprofit that raises money for survivors of human trafficking. One Purse charity aims to raise $100K for human trafficking survivors by hosting handbag swaps. Click here to view the complete article in the Orlando Sentinel.

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.