Mother’s & More, recently ran a writing contest to support the annual Power of A Purse campaign, where through community outreach members of Mothers & More collect new and gently used purses and the organization also provides financial resources to disadvantaged women in shelters and through other non-profits.
Over the years, Mothers & More has collected over 20,000 purses, plus offered financial tips, resources, speakers and webinars to help these women, many who can’t for fear of discovery speak out about how they have been helped.
But make no mistake, they have been helped.
This year, to further amplify the message, the brilliant Power of a Purse team created a writing contest where members and nonmembers (who we hope will become members) were asked to write in 300 words or less, how the mission for Power Of A Purse resonates with their own personal purse story.
A team of talented writers and bloggers and community builders were the judges and the results are in.
The amazing winner of fantastic prizes such as a Layla Grayce purse and a consultation with a publishing expert, and the opportunity to have her writing featured on Brain, Child’s website is Mothers & More member, Joanne Depp.
Her essay is featured here on the Mothers’ Voices blog.
More will be featured in the coming months.
And, to cap off the Power of a Purse campaign, Mothers & More is presenting a free webinar with the CEO of Women & Co. Linda Descano on Monday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET.
The topic of the webinar is “Take Control of Your Financial Future”. Linda went on a listening tour around the country to find out about men and women’s professional journeys, and she is going to share the secrets that she heard during her tour, distilled into 7 simple strategies to help you take control of your financial future.
Register for the webinar on the website at Mothers & More.
If you have questions that you would like Linda to answer during her webinar, go to the FB page for Mothers & More, and ask away.
Remember, together, Mothers are powerful.
Estelle Sobel Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, who contributed to the anthology What Do Mother’s Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century (Demeter Press, 2013). She is the new national President of Mothers & More.