Blossoms of Hope and Her Mind Magazine are pleased to announce another successful Power of the Purse event held at Sub-Zero and Wolf by Fretz Showroom on June 11, 2018. The seventh annual POTP raised a total of more than $42,000 to help support the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and the Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund.


The 400 guests browsed among 2,400 gently used and vintage purses available for cash and carry that were displayed throughout the newly-renovated kitchen display areas. As a bonus 28 designer handbags – including new purses by Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Coach and vintage by Salvatore Ferragamo were available in the designer purse silent auction. An additional 68 baskets — filled with such treats as certificates to spas and restaurants and specialty purses — were available as part of the Silent Auction.

In addition to all the contributors and volunteers, the success of 2018 Power of the Purse is largely due to the community. Without our many friends – who scour their closets for handbags to donate, and who show up to buy and bid – the event just wouldn’t be as festive and fun. Nor would it raise such generous funds for the important work of Blossoms of Hope in support of Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund and the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County Hospital. Thank you again for making this year’s Power of the Purse bigger and better. See you in 2019.

Cherrybration Platinum Sponsor

Cherrybration Silver Sponsor

Power of the Purse Silver Sponsors

Thanks to the following companies and individuals!

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