Power of the Purse

EWP hosts this event annually in October as part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For 45 years, Every Woman’s Place has led this community in responding to and healing the wounds of domestic violence.

Every year, we meet more than 1,000 survivors of abuse and assault where they are in the wake of trauma. We follow the emergency with the daily work of healing and empowering survivors with counseling, victim advocacy, legal advocacy, job training and financial literacy, and the personal support to break the cycle of power and control that leads to intergenerational violence.

Please join EWP in support of freedom for each of us–man, woman, youth, child–to move through life without abuse. Help us help heal those who have had the courage to choose freedom from fear. Together, we can strengthen their voices. Together, we can change lives.

Our live event is SOLD OUT….THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY AND SPONSORS! But you can still be a part of an evening of glamour and doing good! This year’s Power of the Purse will be broadcast LIVE on MuskegonChannel.com….and every $25 one-time pledge will be entered into our drawing for 1 of 3 $25 gift cards to Ted’s in Spring Lake. Join us…because #changingpurseschangeslives! Click the Make Virtual Event Pledge button to make your pledge, then choose your pledge amount on the Pledges tab.

Support the Power of the Purse

Event Sponsorships–respond by September 18 for full sponsor benefits!

Our sponsors this year will be treated to an exclusive event atmosphere, since restrictions limit our total attendee count. So don’t miss out on our front-row-but-socially-distant seats for the highlight of the evening: a live auction of luxury purses modeled by prominent male community leaders. Our message is clear: violence against any individual based on their gender, their sexual orientation or identity, their race, ethnicity or cultural roles is violence that hurts us all…in our workplaces, in our schools, in public and private spaces.

Donate a New Purse or Auction Item

We are actively seeking donations of new purses only for this year’s event. To reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community, no used purses, jewelry, luggage, or accessories will be collected. We will not offer a Deals & Steals component for this year’s event. To donate a great purse for Silent Auction packaging, please contact us at helpheal@everywomansplace.org.

Add to the excitement by donating unique items to be paired with purses at auction, including gift certificates, vouchers, services, or goods. Download our Silent Auction Donation Form. Want to help, but need an idea? Pick from our wish list here!

Purse Package Sponsorships

Community organizations and individuals can make an impact on survivors of domestic violence by sponsoring one of the silent auction purses on offer that evening. Purse Package Sponsorships – available at either $100 or $200 levels – are a key part of raising funds to support EWP’s work healing the wounds of domestic violence.

Individuals or organizations who sponsor a purse are recognized in print with the purse package and on social media. Contact Elisa Hopper, Director of Development, at (231) 759-7909 x 267 to become a Purse Package Sponsor, or download the Purse Package Sponsor form.

2020 Exceptional Advocacy Award Nominations Open Now!

Every Woman’s Place will recognize a Muskegon community member for their dedication to victims and survivors of domestic violence with the Exceptional Advocacy Award.

Don’t miss this exciting evening! Join us at Fricano Place Muskegon on October 8. Doors open at 5:30 pm for Silent Auction, with the purse runway show and Live Auction at 7:00 pm.

2020 Power of the Purse Sponsors