The One Purse Heartbeat

(A new e-newsletter from One Purse)

September 2016


A Message From Founder, Heather Case

Dear One Purse Friends,
It was great to see so many of you last weekend 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 those who tuned in for our Facebook Live event during the Clearance Sale. We are excited to announce that on Saturday, September 24 we will be coming to you LIVE from our One Purse Gathering at The Ridge Community Church in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Join us on Facebook Live at 8:45 a.m. EST for a behind the scenes look at preparing for a One Purse Gathering. Autumn is a fun time to reconnect with friends at one of our official Purse Exchange Gatherings. If you know a group of socially conscious women (Bible study, mom group, sorority sisters, etc.) email One Purse to schedule an informational call and learn more about hosting a Gathering for your group.

In October we will turn our attention to the One Purse Vision Breakfast. We invite you to learn about participating in this exclusive event as an individual, small business, or corporate sponsor by clicking here. Sponsors will be invited to attend the breakfast and hear the inspiring story of Christa Hicks, a survivor who was featured in the August issue of the One Purse Heartbeat.
Thanks for taking time to learn how you can change lives and Restore Her Dreams with One Purse this fall.

Making a Difference,
Heather Case
One Purse Founder

Your Gifts Change Lives

The first One Purse Gathering was held in May of 2011. All of the women attendees were invited to bring a gently loved handbag and choose another purse at the party in exchange for a donation to help change the life of another in need. It was a day filled with great purpose, a little fashion, and a lot of fun. In the five years since that first Gathering, One Purse has helped numerous ladies and women's groups host purse exchange Gatherings but this month One Purse hosted an Inventory Clearance Sale gathering of its own. We want to thank all of our dedicated volunteers who helped prepare for the sale at the new One Purse headquarters in Orlando! To learn more about how you can donate your gently loved purses or volunteer your business/organization as a preferred One Purse donation location click here to contact us.
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A Hometown Hero Restores Her Dreams

Florida resident Edie Rhea is a trafficking survivor helping victims find hope through her Healing Root Ministry. Hear more about Edie's story and her vision for the future by clicking on the video link below. One Purse is proud to support survivors like Edie. Together, we can help Restore Her Dreams.
Click the image above to play the video and hear Edie's story.
Featured Gathering

Our featured Gathering this month is brought to you by the ladies at Good Life Church of Bradenton (Florida). These faithful women not only had fun hosting their event but found a way to involve their entire congregation who matched the funds raised at the purse Gathering. Proceeds from all One Purse Gatherings help restore the dreams of a sex trafficking survivor. Thanks for Restoring Her Dream and changing lives Good Life! 

"People who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." 
~ George Bernard Shaw

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  
Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)
In Her Words

"This was such a fun way to get women together and raise money for a great cause!"

~ Beth Denison
Women's Ministry Director, Good Life Church
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Upcoming Events

Oct. 5:
One Purse
Vision Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
East End Market
(by invitation only, click here to request an invitation)

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Recipe Corner

Southern style party flavors! These Shrimp and Grits Bites are easy to prepare and can be served hot or cold at your One Purse Gathering.

View the easy-to-follow recipe here.
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Fashion for Change
Hogla Leaf Picnic Basket
This sturdy basket is perfect for trips to the farmer's market. 
Africa Crossbody Bag
This grab-and-go crossbody bag is made of native African fabric that's perfect for fall!
Leather Satchel Emerald Gold Broken Chevron
This 100% leather crossbody bag features magnetic snap closure and exterior zipper pocket. 
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