New Purses for a Purpose date is
September 16th, 2021!

We have made the decision to cancel our Purses for a Purpose - The Next Step ND fundraiser on September 15th, 2020 in favor of September 16th, 2021. The safety of the individuals we serve, our community and our volunteers is of the highest concern to us. We want to do our part by maintaining social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We look forward to seeing you on Giving Hearts Day February 2021, to help prevent the spread of human trafficking. We still have lots of opportunities to give online and your gift today helps to keep serving our community. Thank you for your continued support to help end the violence.

Information on tickets will be posted as we get closer to the event

This event serves as a fundraiser and raises awareness for the fight against human trafficking in FM area/North Dakota. Purses for a Purpose will raise funds to support the mission of The Next Step ND to continue raising awareness, education, and help to establish survivors back into the community.

This is our 3rd annual Purses for a Purpose fundraiser, and we are excited to be hosted at Avalon Events Center. Your ticket price includes appetizers and desserts.

The event’s program will include:

• Grant Snyder: Lieutenant at Minneapolis Police Department, and Director of Law Enforcement Training at International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators will speak about understanding the demand.
• Melissa Williams: from Rape and Abuse Crisis Center speaking about trafficking and our youth. 
• Officer Bloom: with the Fargo Police Department sharing information about trafficking in the FM area. 
• Megan: a trafficked survivor sharing her story.

There will be 8 incredible packages to be raffled at the event! A free will offering will also be collected as well as NEW medium sized purses to be distributed to survivors at shelters in ND. 

Tickets are $25 a ticket in advance for general admission, and $30 a ticket at the door. A table sponsor seats 8 attendees, and is available for $250 only in advance. Table sponsors will receive a table tent with there name/business, name on screens, and in program.

You won't want to miss this impactful event where you can make a difference! 

(Due to the nature of the topic, please keep in mind the age appropriateness of this event.)