Women United Power of the Purse Recap

August 05, 2019 | United Way Team

Learn more about Women United’s Power of the Purse fundraiser for local women in need.

WU POP 2019_RaffleUnited Way of East Central Iowa’s (UWECI) Women United Leadership Society hosted Power of the Purse on Thursday, August 1 at the The Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center. This event forwards Women United’s mission by raising awareness and funds for local un- and under-insured women in our community who need access to healthcare services.

Last year, funds raised by Women United members and events, like Power of the Purse, provided 11,600 healthcare services for local women with the help of their three community partners: Eastern Iowa Health Center (EIHC), Community Health Free Clinic (CHFC), and Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC).

WU POP 2019_BiddingThis year’s Power of the Purse was a rousing success with:

  • 150+ attendees
  • 60+ purses
  • A weekend stay at a cabin in Galena
  • A spirited game of heads or tails for a wine and whiskey wagon
  • A raffle for a beautiful red Kate Spade purse and wallet
  • And a total of more than $11,500 raised to help local women in need

When women support each other, incredible things happen!

Being a part of an event like Power of the Purse really anchors you to the community. I am helping my friends and neighbors by sending the message that everyone is a part of this community and no one gets left behind. I’m extremely proud to be a part of this organization and event where women help other women.  

–Megan Merritt, Women United Advocate Committee Member

Consider joining this passionate group of women by contacting Carole Dzingle today!