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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 on Sunday, May 3 in Whitehall.

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 that consist of 50 people or more. 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.

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

THE DETAILS

Free to attend: Round up your friends and head to the White Lake Eagles on Sunday, May 3 for the 6th Annual Purse Party!  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 the 27th Annual Camp Courage.  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 before April 24 at the following locations:

  • Harbor Hospice Administration-Downtown Muskegon
  • The Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Fruitport
  • Fetch Brewing Company in Whitehall
  • Posh by Pitkins in Whitehall
  • Shelby State Bank in Whitehall
  • Shelby State Bank in Montague
  • North Grove Brewery in Montague
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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.

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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Purse & Handbag Donations

Considering a donation for our auction?  

New and gently used purse and handbag donations are welcome. They may be dropped off before April 24 at the following locations:

  • Harbor Hospice Administration-Downtown Muskegon
  • The Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Fruitport
  • Fetch Brewing Company in Whitehall
  • Posh by Pitkins in Whitehall
  • Shelby State Bank in Whitehall
  • Shelby State Bank in Montague
  • North Grove Brewery in Montague

Event Volunteers

Interested in joining us as a volunteer for this event?  Email us by April 24th at EventVolunteer@HarborHospiceMI.org for more details.

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.