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!
Huge Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Louis Vuitton Level
In Memory of Andrea O’Donnell
Tory Burch Level
Cathy Maxwell, NYT Bestseller of Historical Romance
Central TX Autos
Nicole Stephens, Fathom Realty, LLC
Michael Kors Level
Connie & Luis Amaya
Karen Lairsen Jones, Realtor
Skinsational by Michelle Spa Inc
Marla Johnson, HCWC Executive Director
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.