Handbags for Hope

Handbags for Hope

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Love fashion and good causes? It’s all in the bag at this event. Read on for all the details.

Handbags for Hope is a fundraising event that benefits The Literacy Network.

If fashion and philanthropy is your bag, plan on attending the upcoming bi-annual Handbags for Hope event, Thursday, February 7, at the Newport Syndicate.

According to Shannon Lienemann, Communications Specialist for The Literacy Network who hosts the event, there are a lot of new and exciting purse brands on board for 2019.

“We have new purse brands including Burberry, Gucci, Furla, Vittorio, and more,” she says.

There are also new auction items, including tickets to “Hamilton” in Cincinnati and a week-long stay in a Gatlinburg chalet.

The event is hosted to benefit the Literacy Network, and its suite of programs, Lienemann says. “All programs are free of charge to all that participate,” she adds. “We receive no government funding, we are solely funded through grants, private donations, and fundraisers such as Handbags for Hope.”

Tickets for the event are $60 and include a sit-down dinner and two drink tickets. The night will get started with a cocktail hour, allowing guests to peruse through purses, bid on silent auction items, and purchase raffle tickets.

The sit-down dinner will begin at 6:15 pm, with the program following shortly after.

“The program includes the Hope Award, which the B-105 morning show presents, the honoring of the Honorary Chairs and our Corporate Partner, ‘Fund the Mission,’ the live auction, and lastly, the announcement of raffle winners.”

Lienemann says the event will wrap up shortly after 9 pm.

To learn more about Handbags for Hope or to purchase tickets, click here. There you can also purchase raffle tickets in advance.

The registration deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, January 22.

Sara Elliott
Editor & Director of Strategic Communications - Sara is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Sara started as an editorial intern before working her way up to assistant editor and then editor. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Communications, running Cincy Chic's social media sites. When she's not working for Cincy Chic, Sara is a mom to her toddler, Audrey. To contact Sara, send her an email at selliott@cincychic.com.