Cook County Clerk's Office Hold Special Purse Collection Drive During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Last updated 10/29/2023 at 9:24pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, employees of the Cook County Clerk's Office collected more than 150 "LovePurse" donations filled with personal supplies and notes of inspiration that are being distributed to women receiving services at area domestic violence agencies.
Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough organized the drive, in partnership with the #LovePurse organization, which works to collect donations of purses to agencies that provide services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking. More than 150 handbags brimming with personal care products and handwritten notes of inspiration were collected in the Clerk's "LovePurse" drive and donated to women receiving services at three area domestic violence agencies.
"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."