Get Involved for Teens Girls in Foster Care 11/1/18



Our 12th Annual Pack A PurseDrive begins November 1, 2018 and ends December 4, 2018. We are collecting purses (totes and other handbags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen girls in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters. All donations will be delivered before Christmas Day.

  • Only new and very gently used purses will be accepted.
  • Only new personal hygiene items accepted.


Personal hygiene items requested:

  • toothbrush                   toothpaste                 mouthwash
  • deodorant                    soap                           lotion
  • individually wrapped feminine hygiene items


Also Accepting: New shampoo, conditioner and hand sanitizer (NO used clothing or shoes accepted)


Since 2007, JaMai has organized this annual drive and collected and delivered 5,078 purses to 55 organizations that support teen girls in group homes, foster care, and homeless shelters.


Only new and gently used purses in good condition are accepted.  Trendy and stylish purses are good, but dark, solid colors are best.  Trial size and regular size personal care items/toiletries are accepted.  Packaged For Success (formerly The Teen Toolbox) co-sponsors this annual drive.

  • 12th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive: November 1, 2018 – December 4, 2018
  • Annual Purse Packing Party: Saturday, December 8, 2018


We hope you will collaborate with us during our Pack A Purse™ Holiday Drive.
• We are seeking several drop-off locations in the community for our Pack A Purse™ Drive. Churches, hair salons, barber shops, coffee shops, schools, community centers, and other local businesses.
• We are also in need of a central location for storing, sorting and packing donations. Volunteers welcomed!
• We are seeking a location where agency representatives can pick up donations be given specific “shopping” times so that youth can come and select their own items.
• We never want to make deliveries in black garbage bags so donations of large holiday shopping bags and other durable large bags are needed.


If you want to become an Ambassador and host a collection site, here are 5 easy steps to Pack A Purse™ Drive collection success:

  1. Select appropriate containers for donations and an accessible collection location.
  2. Choose collection/drop-off dates and times.
  3. Publicize Pack A Purse™ Collaboration — social media, canvas your neighborhood, post flyers at home, school, or work. It is essential that you acknowledge your collaboration with JaMai Sanders, It’s Productive and Pampered, and/or Packaged for Success Enterprises.
  4. Sort through all donations at the conclusion of the drive — keep new and gently used purses; discard items that are not in good condition.
  5. Coordinate pick up and/or delivery with Chief Visionary Officer, Nicki Sanders.


Also Accepting Business Sponsorships

Contact us to become an Ambassador, sponsor, donor, or volunteer.


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11th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive: November 1, 2018 – December 4, 2018
Purse Packing Party: Saturday, December 8, 2018


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