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Pack-A-Purse ministry benefits women at Crisis House shelter

March 20, 2018

The Sussex County Crisis Center in Georgetown is the only shelter in all of Sussex County  that accepts parents with children. For 35 years, Crisis House has provided a haven for thousands of homeless people. The shelter recently received a donation of purses carefully packed by volunteers and filled with convenience items that might typically be found in a woman’s purse. 

The donations came from the Pack-A-Purse ministry of Brookview Hope Thrift Shop in Brookview, Md. Shop owner and Pack-A-Purse organizer Shelly Hurley said, ''It's a good thing for women to help other women. It's a nice project to do for someone who is down on their luck and finds themselves in that type of situation. We hope some other groups might like this idea and implement it in their neighborhoods.”

Donated items include purses and wallets; keychains; paperback books with book markers; scarves, hankies and bootie socks; notepads & pens; and baggies with lotions, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, cough drops, packs of gum, hair barrettes, lip balm and more.