Employees of the Cook County Clerk’s Office collected dozens of “LovePurse” donations filled with personal supplies that will be provided to women receiving services at area domestic violence shelters in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough organized the drive, in partnership with the #LovePurse organization and several area domestic violence prevention agencies. Clerk’s Office employees collected more than 125 purses filled with personal supplies such as shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and socks. Each purse also contained a personal note of inspiration provided by the donor.
The #LovePurse organization works through public and private partnerships to collect donations of purses to provide to women in need at agencies that provide services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, addiction, and homelessness. The mission of the organization is to “Put love on the shoulders of women, one #LovePurse at a time.”
“Victims of domestic violence often feel isolated and alone and the gift of a purse filled with supplies and a note of encouragement reminds them that there are people who support them and care for them,” said Yarbrough.
“The Clerk’s Office is so proud to support this inspirational donation drive that is going to lift up so many women, one purse at a time.”
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