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Purse power—Whether bidding on one of 96 purses or vying for the Jimmy Choo purse via raffle, funds went to local aid efforts.
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Donated purses generate $18,000

Staff Report~ 4/9/2014

Anthem Giving Circle raised $18,000 at its fourth annual Purses for a Purpose event last month, benefiting those in need in the Anthem community.
Joan Zimmer, chair for the event, said that hard work by fellow members in the local nonprofit organization’s March 5 fundraiser paid off.
“We exceeded our expectations thanks to the support of the attendees who really engaged in the auction and made the event a great success to support local families,” Zimmer said. “The money raised—when added to the generous giving of our members—is needed by so many in our community.”
Purses for a Purpose featured lunch and a silent auction at Ironwood Country Club in Anthem. Over 150 participants bid on purses donated by Anthem residents.
The Anthem Giving Circle uses all of the proceeds to help Anthem area individuals and families who need financial assistance for medical bills and other urgent needs. In 2013, the nonprofit helped more than 70 families directly, as well as provided financial support to the Foothills Food Bank and the Anthem schools.
Founded in 2007, the members of Anthem Giving Circle meet monthly at the homes of its members. They discuss the needs of the community and ways to provide aid to those in need.