There was no shortage of community support for the Fill a Purse for a Sister campaign in Brock Township this year.
Local organizers collected more than 250 donations of purses, backpacks and handbags filled with essential items, exceeding last year’s total by nearly 100.
“Starting out, I was reserved in my numbers of donations – especially because of COVID – but the community kept on coming and giving so generously,” said Adeline Khoo-Pettit, a Beaverton resident and co-ordinator of the initiative locally.
The annual campaign is one of the programs spearheaded by Angel’s Garage, a non-profit charitable organization.
“This campaign is dedicated to providing comfort to women through the collecting and sharing of new and gently used purses filled with personal necessities. Purses collected for the Fill A Purse For A Sister Campaign are distributed to local shelters, social agencies and crisis centres,” reads its social media page.
There was so much support for the campaign in Brock Township this year that organizers reached out into neighbouring communities, such as Kawartha Lakes and Ramara.