Purses with a Purpose:
Purses with purpose is an annual service project hosted by the Alpha Beta Chapter. The Chapter started this service project four (4) years ago, where we collect both purses, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products over the course of the month. At the end of the month, the Chapter sorts the collected items and pack the purses with the products.
The key to getting donations is to reach out and collect from different people and organizations. As a chapter, we reached out to all campus organizations and community groups. The bulk of our donations came from other sorors from surrounding areas. Since the project took place over the course of November, Thanksgiving break fell during this time. Instead of allowing this to slow down donations, we instead reached out to sorors and chapters in our hometowns and asked for donations. In total, the Chapter collected about 100 purses and enough toiletries to fill each purse. After the purses were packed, the Chapter donated them to surrounding homeless and domestic violence shelters.