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.
“Camp Courage hosted its first campers in 1994, and each year kids who attend tell us how comforting and life-changing the experience has been for them,” says Lisa Cummins, president and CEO of Harbor Hospice, which sponsors Camp Courage. “We want to be sure that any child struggling with grief can attend this important camp, so we ask only for a $10 registration fee, and we waive it for families who can’t afford it. This festive Purse Party helps make Camp Courage, and all its meaningful activities, possible!
Donations of new and gently used purses and handbags for the Purse Party are welcome. They may be dropped off before April 24 at many locations in Muskegon, Whitehall and Montague.
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 info@HarborHospiceMI.org or visit our website at HarborHospiceMI.org.
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 info@HarborHospiceMI.org.
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