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Ways to Give: Purse Party Auction

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It is with a heavy heart that we will be canceling the 6th annual Purse Party fundraiser for 2021. This fun event will be back in May 2022!

It is very important that we keep our senior population, community, and staff healthy and safe. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended canceling or postponing in-person events. Because of the changing environment surrounding the pandemic, we’re unable to reschedule to a later date.

The Purse Party fundraiser benefits Camp Courage for children ages 6-19 who have experienced a death.  Over the past five years this event has raised over $7,000 to support this program of The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice.

Any purse or handbag donated will be held until the next year. If you would like to support Camp Courage please visit here to make an online tax-deductible donation.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at our future events!


Free to attend: Round up your friends and head to the White Lake Eagles for the 6th Annual Purse Party!  To be held again in May 2022. Doors open at 1:00 pm for the much-anticipated Purse Party, which features both live and silent auctions with hundreds of fabulous selections from casual clutches to high-end designer bags.  Prices start at just $5 with a small bidder paddle fee! Cash or check only.

Eagle membership is not needed to attend this fun event.

Become an ambassador for the fun event raising funds for our annual grief camp, Camp Courage, for children and teens ages 6-19.  Post on social media and gather your family, girlfriends, and colleagues to join you!

Donate today: New and gently used purse and handbag donations for the Purse Party are welcome.  They may be dropped off over 2021 at the following locations:

  • Harbor Hospice Administration-Downtown Muskegon
  • The Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Fruitport
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In the past five years, the Purse Party has raised more than $7,000 for Camp Courage. The event is organized by many Ladies of the White Lake Community.

Donations of new and gently used purses and handbags for the Purse Party are welcome. They may be dropped off over 2021 to Harbor Hospice and The Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence.

Camp Courage is a program of the Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice, which provides hospice and palliative care and grief counseling to children and adults in Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa and Newago Counties.  For more information or to register, contact Laura Ecker or Kari Allen at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or email or visit our website at

If there is another support group or individual counseling questions please call The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or email

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Would you like to get involved with the Harbor Hospice Foundation or special events?

Please call our development office at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559.