HCWC hosted our first Designer Purse Bingo on Saturday, October 26th at the Lockhart Evening Lions Club. Over $20,000 was raised to support victims of abuse in Caldwell & Hays counties. More than 300 community members attended and participated in 21 rounds of Bingo, the prize for each round was a designer handbag. Individuals and businesses in our communities donated each of the 21 beautiful purses.

Participants purchased extra game cards to increase their chances of winning their favorite designer bags. In addition to winning the Bingo rounds, there was a Silent Auction and door prize winners! In the end, everyone who participated won by supporting victims of abuse.

Event guests were encouraged to wear purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October. All of the purple clothing was a wonderful sight to see, it was a reminder of the amount of support there is for victims of abuse in our community.

Making a Difference in Our Community

HCWC has provided services to Caldwell County residents for 41 years, where they continue to provide free and confidential services, including counseling and advocacy. They maintain an office in Lockhart to better serve Caldwell county victims.

All proceeds benefit local victims and survivors of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in Caldwell and Hays counties. Last year HCWC served 2,317 victims face to face. HCWC served victims in Caldwell County

We want to say a special thanks to everyone who helped make this possible, including our sponsors, purse donors, attendees, local law enforcement, our staff, board and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success!

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Huge Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Louis Vuitton Level

Prada Level

Lynda Basey

In Memory of Andrea O’Donnell

Tory Burch Level

Crescent Dental & Orthodontics

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Chelsea Cox – Agent

Cathy Maxwell, NYT Bestseller of Historical Romance

Independence Title

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

Central TX Autos

Nicole Stephens, Fathom Realty, LLC

Michael Kors Level

Capital Title

Commerce Gallery

First-Lockhart National Bank

Connie & Luis Amaya

Purse Donors

Karen Lairsen Jones, Realtor

Confianza Contracting

Holly Cunningham-Kizer

Skinsational by Michelle Spa Inc

Marla Johnson, HCWC Executive Director

Box M

Wendy R Gifts

Two P’s & Calli’s Boutique

Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Luling

Buffalo Clover Flower Co.


Nicole Stephens, Fathom Realty, LLC 


Neiman Marcus Last Call

Field Stable Antiques

How You can Continue to Help

There are many ways to support victims of abuse, including donating, sharing content online through social media, volunteering, and being an Advocate. The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center has a 42-year history of serving women, men and children in Hays and Caldwell Counties who are victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse. All HCWC services are free and confidential.  For more information please visit www.hcwc.org or call (512) 396-HELP.