Purses and pockets with a purpose

May 28, 2009 2:47:13 PM PDT
A Chicago-based non-profit is helping victims of domestic violence.(PRESS RELEASE) Actress/Comedienne Kim Coles joins the growing list of Hollywood celebrities who are lending talent, time and name to charity. Kim Coles is the Global Spokesperson for Chicago-based PURSES AND POCKETS WITH A PURPOSE, INC. (PPWAP). Not only is Kim taking on the challenge of bringing awareness and help to the victims of Domestic Violence. She is taking a very proactive role as she resides on the Board of Directors as Executive Board Member, the only dual voting member of the Board.

PURSES AND POCKETS WITH A PURPOSE, INC. is a Chicago-based NON-PROFIT that bundles personal care products with a donated purse to support those impacted by health and well being issues. Corporate friend Alberto Culver has already provided personal care products from leading brands like Tresemme'. The 2009 initiative focuses on Domestic Violence and helping Women and Children in Domestic Abuse Shelters. Kim says it best, "What woman doesn't love a great purse? I know I do and now, YOUR PURSE can have meaning. Let it serve a new purpose. Come join us at Blu 47 and donate one or more of your modestly used purses to women and children challenged by Domestic Violence."

PPWAP is hosting an evening of awareness, fun and fabulousness. The Chicago-based non-profit is asking everyone to stop in and bring a modestly used purse that can be donated to women/children in a Domestic Violence Shelter. Bill Rancic, the original apprentice from Donald Trump's hit television reality series, THE APPRENTICE, has also signed on with PPWAP and agreed to help by providing PURSES too. Monetary donations are welcome. All monetary donations of $25 or more will receive a free gift. Visa, MC, AMEX, Debit Cards accepted.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 6PM ? 9PM

WHERE: BLU 47 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, 4655 S. KING DRIVE ? CHICAGO, IL

AFTER-WORK MIXER TO DRIVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS. PATRONS ARE ASKED TO BRING A MODESTLY USED PURSE TO DONATE TO WOMEN/CHILDREN IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS. MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ALSO WELCOMED. MONETERY DONATIONS OF $25 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A FREE 90-HR., ECO-FRIENDLY POMEGRANATE-SAGE CUSTOMIZED CANDLE MADE WITH PURE ESSENTIAL OILS. (Note: PPWAP is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Major Credit & Debit Cards accepted.)

KIM COLES is a famed Comedienne Actress, Writer, Producer and Host. She has delighted audiences on many television shows, including the hit sitcom Frasier where she became known for playing "Dr." Mary and more recently as Mercy P. Jones on TBS Network's "Ten Items or Less". She is probably best known for her role as Synclaire James on the long-running FOX sitcom, Living Single. Kim is also a published author, having written I'm Free But It Will Cost You. She has even joined other celebrities for hit reality shows Celebrity Fit Club and Celebrity Mole. In 2008, Kim was co-host of NBC's Chicago- based "in the Loop with iVillage".

PURSES AND POCKETS WITH A PURPOSE, INC. was founded by Tracey V. Bell who has spent the past 17 years encouraging women to look good, feel good and live well. Tracey has held various Sr. Executive roles in the health and beauty industry. Most recently, her tenure as Vice President of Sale and Marketing for a direct selling company reminded Tracey that a unique purpose can become reality if enough hope and encouragement, along with action, is provided. Tracey's leadership in the organization of thousands of women on the path to personal empowerment set the stage for her work in PPWAP. Tracey believes purposeful living starts with the knowledge of how to create change and the encouragement from someone who can help you see change.

For more information regarding PPWAP, visit pursesandpockets.org. Also, stay informed about the news and events of PPWAP on Facebook listed under Purses And Pockets With A Purpose, Inc. For info regarding this media alert, contact Tracey Bell at 312 523-5597 or at tbell@pursesandpockets.


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