Give Your Purse a Purpose at Shelter House Event

Purses with a Purpose, the annual sale and auction of new and gently-used handbags to benefit Shelter House, returns to Grand Boulevard March 26-28, 2020.

Whether you favor a tote, satchel, clutch or hobo, you can find it at Purses with a Purpose. Shoppers have the opportunity to select from hundreds of new and gently used purses up for sale or auction. Handbags from designers including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and more will be available for purchase.

Now in its tenth year, this signature Shelter House the event has raised more than $120,000 to support Shelter House’s critical services for domestic and sexual violence survivors in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Shelter House is accepting donations of new and gently used handbags now through March 19, 2020.

Donations may be dropped off at Shelter House’s offices in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and DeFuniak Springs anytime Monday-Friday during regular business hours. (8:00 am-5:00 pm) Members of the community may also drop off handbags at local businesses including:

Escapology (at The Market Shops at Sandestin)
9375 US Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Cook Family Dentistry
2441 US-98 #107
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

For more info, or to purchase advance tickets, visit

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