When a woman leaves an abusive situation she often leaves with nothing. One local church is hosting an event aimed at helping to meet the very real needs of those women, starting with something most women already have in their closets.

Purses with a Purpose organizer Deb Bowen joined us in studio to talk more about the organization and their upcoming gathering. Purses are filled with things like deodorant, soap, shampoo, makeup, and other daily necessities. They’re then given to local shelters. People can fill purses and donate to their favorite charity or ministry or give to One Eighty at 601 Marquette Street in Davenport. One Eighty will take purses filled or empty. Also, they will take bags of items to fill purses.

There’s also an upcoming Christmas party organizers have put together. It’s Saturday, December 16th from 3 – 4:30 at The CITY Church in Downtown Davenport. You can learn more by clicking here.