For the fourth year in a row, we are a participating boutique for the Girls Inc. of NW Oregon's fundraiser, Power of the Purse. On Friday, March 14th, attendees have the exclusive opportunity to shop an impressive lineup of retailers including Will Leather Goods, Consigning Women Handbags and our neighborhood pals, Aleda Fitness, before settling in for dinner, a live auction, and runway presentation that's sure to have you using your best "America's Next Top Model" one-liners.
With a mission to "inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold," Girls Inc. serves 125,000 girls ages 6-18 in the United States and Canada. Our Portland affiliate has been active since 1998, and our relationship with the organization began with a simple ask. As as female business owner and designer/maker of items that are intended to make women of all ages feel strong, smart & bold, when Betsy was initially approached to participate in their annual fundraiser, it was an easy "yes!" Check out their blog post about betsy & iya as well as other Purse-O-Nalities (<-- yes, I love it!). Just think about it... our collective purse powers combined could really make a difference in the lives of girls in our area. If you're looking for something fun to kick off your weekend, buy a ticket, have a drink and get your shop on.. all for a good cause! Cheers, Anna ***Song of the Moment: Bag Lady by Erykah Badu***