Annual Handbags For Hope Benefits Safe Passage

Church On The Rock will host the 2nd annual "Handbags for Hope"auction at BMS Saturday.
Church On The Rock will host the 2nd annual “Handbags for Hope”auction at BMS Saturday.

More Than 200 are expected to turn out Saturday, June 14, for the 2ND annual “Handbags for Hope,” silent-auction fundraising event for Safe Passage Inc. It again is being hosted by the women’s ministry of Church on the Rock.

The fundraiser, which raised $5,000 last year for Safe Passage, is the first of its kind in this area and will feature new or gently-used, themed purses, baskets and totes filled with theme-related items and services. Each of these bags, donated by local shops and businesses, local individuals and members of the Women’s Ministry of COTR, will be available to be won at auction the day of this exciting event!

“Handbags For Hope,” again will be at the Batesville Middle School commons, 201 N Mulberry St. Registration for the silent-bid auction will begin at 9:30 a.m and the silent-auction begins at 10:00 a.m.

Two hundred and ten tickets are available for the event. The cost is $5 each and will include a salad luncheon.

A not-for-profit organization, Safe Passage provides individualized case management services to help individuals achieve independence and security; we will assist you in obtaining housing, finding a job, attending school, etc. Safe Passage also provides counseling, support group, domestic violence education, referrals to services and life skills classes on various topics to help you become stronger.

For more than 14 years, Safe Passage has continued to primarily serve residents in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.

To make a donation to the auction, to purchase tickets for the even or for more information, contact Carla Thomas, event co-coordinator at (513) 256-8965 or the church at (812) 934-5192