For the month of March, international women’s month the community came together to honour women in need. The initial objective for the month long project of collecting gently used purses filled with love was 100 purses. However, with our community’s generosity there were 187 purses in total donated.
Achieving and surpassing our collection objective was so motivating and a reminder of how generous people can be. One young man who was celebrating his birthday asked for purses filled with beauty products instead of presents and donated over a dozen purses. Then there were three young brothers who put together three purses in honour of their mother.
This simple project brought friends and family together to help those in need at several shelters such as Residence Elle, Accueil Elle, the Way out, Chez Doris, Resilience Montreal and Ukrainien refugee women.
God bless the women who receive these purses filled with love.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Article by Lori Belair-Boyle