Power of the Purse Fundraiser

All purses, personal care items and monetary donations collected will be donated to Saginaw’s Underground Railroad and Bay Area Women’s Center. Purses donated to BAWC will be used to fill client needs and to support the Power of the Purse auction event that takes place on Tuesday, August 9th at the DoubleTree in Bay City. All proceeds support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

We will be collecting items and monetary donations at all our locations, along with G’s Pizzeria at 3823 Bay Rd, Saginaw.

We will be collecting new and gently used purses, along with comfort items and personal hygiene items to add to purses that aren’t used for the auction.

Donation Items 

New and Gently Used Purses · Candy · Mints · Gum · Hand Sanitizer · Brushes/Combs · Toothpaste · Toothbrushes · Mouthwash · Deodorant · Shampoo · Conditioner · Body Wash · Feminine Care Items · Chapstick · Wipes · Coin Purses · Small Notebooks · Pens


​United Financial CU is a drop off location for items.

Underground Railroad– We serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human slavery in Saginaw County.  Since 1977, Underground Railroad, Inc. has been the only provider of emergency shelter and services to end domestic and sexual violence in the community.

Annually we provide over 14,000 safe bed nights for over 500 women and children, and over 4,000 families in Saginaw County access one or more of our services.

Bay Area Women’s Center– The BAWC provides free-of-charge crisis intervention, advocacy and haven to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault: and violence prevention education to the community; while actively pursuing social change.


What is Power of the Purse auction?

Power of the Purse features a silent auction filled with hundreds of new and lightly used purses of all brands, colors and sizes. Many name brand and brand new purses are included. The live auction features brand new designer bags that you won’t want to miss.