Women Working Wonders Fund presents Power of the Purse Plus


LOWELL – The Women Working Wonders Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, presents Power of the Purse Plus 2022 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center on Thursday, October 20 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Power of the Purse Plus features live and silent auctions, designer cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner. Customers have the option to bid on dozens of fabulous handbags and accessories including sunglasses, jewelry and more. To purchase tickets, donate, participate in raffles and bid on silent auction items, visit one.bidpal.net/wwwpurse2022.

The event is made possible by many generous supporters and sponsors, including Coco Chanel’s first sponsor, the Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Charitable Foundation, and Stella McCartney Sponsors Enterprise Bank, Mahoney Oil Company and TuftsMedicine Lowell General Hospital .

This year, Power of the Purse Plus is offering two exciting raffles: one for a beautiful Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Tote, worth $2,100 (tickets are $50 each) and a raffle for three incredible Tory Burch handbags worth $1,454 (tickets are $20 each).

Proceeds from the evening support local programs that empower women and girls to make positive changes in the community. Women Working Wonders offers annual grants in three key areas: helping women in transition, providing leadership development, and helping to beautify the environment. The 2022 grant recipients will be honored at the Power of the Purse event:

• Alternative House: $10,000 for Juntas Crecemos (Together We Grow)

• Center for Hope and Healing: $10,000 for Women’s Self-Love and Wellness Program

• Megan House Foundation: $10,000 for Metamorphosis

• Mission of Deeds: $10,000 for home furnishings

• UMass Lowell Foundation: $10,000 for home furnishings

• Women Accelerators: $2,000 for Women Accelerators Peer Circles

“These non-profits do wonders to improve the lives of girls and women, and we are honored to help them make a difference and create positive change in countless lives,” said Marci Barnes, President. of the board of directors of the Women Working Wonders Fund.

The Women Working Wonders Fund is supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.


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