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LETTER: Thank you to all who donated to Fill a Purse for a Sister

Organizers say 2022 campaign doubled last year's drive, collected 358 purses and $1,500 in gift cards
(Left to right) Joyce Sharkey, Lucy Veerman, Cathy McCrory and Dianne Pruitt display some of the 358 purses filled with essential items that were collected through this year's Fill a Purse for Sister campaign. All items have been delivered to area agencies.

BurlingtonToday welcomes letters to the editor at b[email protected]. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter was received from the volunteer organizers of the Burlington chapter of Fill a Purse for a Sister.

We would like to thank the many individuals that generously donated one, two or five purses to our Fill A Purse for a Sister campaign this year.  We increased our donations from 164 purses last year to 358 purses this year.  

Many organizations donated this year, which helped  us achieve the increase in the number of purses collected.  A big thank you to The Burlington Curling Club on New Street, Burlington Golf and Country Curling Club, Alley Cats Bowling League and Angela Biskup and the Polish Community. 

The organizations we gave to this year:

  • Good Shepherd 
  • Mission Services 
  • Salvation Army 
  • Interval House
  • Shifra House
  • Halton Women’s Centre 
  • Burlington Food Bank

We donated in total:

  • 358 purses
  • Over $1,500 in gift cards, including $500 in Tim Hortons cards that we gave to the Salvation Army; the remainder was used to buy hats for the purses, diapers, baby food, baby wipes, shampoo, body lotion and kids' pyjamas 
  • Lots of beautiful hand-knitted items for both adults and babies 

Thanks so much for the coverage this year, it was a pleasure working with you. 

Joyce Sharkey and Dianne Pruitt, Fill a Purse for Sister - Burlington

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