Tuesday, March 31 - Postponed
With recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we have made the decision to post-pone our Purses for a Purpose-The Next Step ND fundraiser to September 15th, 2020. We will be posting new information to buy tickets soon!
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 in the fall to continue the fight against human trafficking! We still have many opportunities to give online, as we know this is a difficult time for everyone, especially our survivors. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult waters together. Be safe and healthy!
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.)