Donations needed for Power of the Purse

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio is asking for donations.

Executive Director Matthew Riddle said they are looking for items for their 14th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser. He said they are mostly looking for gently used purses and jewelry for the event.

“The thing we need are items for our Second Hand Rose Boutique, so it’s going to be gently and lightly used purses, jewelry, necklaces, scarves, and this way everyone who comes can hopefully afford a purse,” said Riddle.

Riddle said the actual Power of the Purse event will be held at the beginning of June and that it is always a fun night. He said local organizations and businesses donate items to be auctioned off during the evening along with the items in the Rose Boutique.

“We have great auctioneers that come and do it, we have a host, there’s dinner, wine, drinks, and it’s really just a time for everyone to come together and support the Red Cross,” said Riddle.

Riddle said if anyone has items they would like to donate they can drop them off at either the Red Cross office on East Pike, Quality Care Partners on 5th street, or Peoples Bank on Maple Ave. He said they will be accepting donations through the end of May.

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