Pack A Purse Drive



16th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive Begins November 1, 2022

JaMai has organized her Annual Pack A Purse™ Holiday Drive to collect purses and personal care items for teenage girls in group homes, shelters, and the foster care system.  The drive begins in November and the purses are delivered before Christmas Day each year.

Since 2007, JaMai has organized this annual drive and collected and delivered 8,310 purses to 71 organizations that support teen girls in group homes, foster care, and homeless shelters.

During her freshman year in high school, she learned that children in foster care often taken from their homes with only the clothes on their backs or that many move from home to home with their personal belonging in garbage bags. JaMai wanted to get involved.  She believed that children deserved better.  As she thought about the things that are special to her as a teenage girl, she decided to organize a Pack A Purse Drive to provide personal care items in purses to teen girls in homeless shelters, group homes, and the foster care system.  This allows the girls to have basic necessities and something of their own that can be used again and again.

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.

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

16th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive: November 1, 2022 – December 3, 2022

Personal Hygiene Items Requested:

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Mouthwash
  4. Deodorant
  5. Lotion
  6. Soap
  7. Feminine Hygiene Items (individually wrapped panty liners, sanitary pads, and tampons)

* Financial Donations Accepted via Paypal:

*Mail Donations: Pack A Purse Drive, c/o Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, 6801 Oak Hall Lane, #6368, Columbia, MD 21045

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  1. Howard County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program
  2. Hearts & Homes For Youth
  3. Echelon Community Services
  4. DC Family & Youth Initiative
  5. A Step Closer Foundation (She Matters)
  6. Sasha Bruce Youthwork
  7. Covenant House Washington
  8. Ionnia Whipper Home
  9. Anne Arundel County Systems of Care
  10. The Children’s Home in Catonsville
  11. Rica, Baltimore
  12. Rica, Rockville
  13. Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program
  14. Baltimore County Department of Social Services
  15. Sarah’s House
  16. Courtney’s House
  17. Child and Family Services Administration (CFSA)
  18. Coalition of Adoption Programs
  19. Anne Arundel County Partnership for Youth and Families
  20. Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center
  21. Shepherd’s Cove Homeless Shelter
  22. Thurgood Marshall Academy Mentoring Program
  23. Entrepreneurs Success Builder’s Network
  24. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church
  25. The WrightVision Foundation
  26. Petworth Family
  27. Second Genesis
  28. KidsPeace
  29. Arundel Women’s Shelter
  30. Challenger’s Independent Living Program
  31. Waxter Children’s Center
  32. Mountain Manor Residential Facility
  33. Success In Style
  34. Daughters of Destiny
  35. Kid Save
  36. My Sister’s Place
  37. Suited For Change
  38. Good Shepherd Residential
  39. BEST Kids Mentoring Program
  40. Promise Place Shelter
  41. Catholic Charities Sanctuaries for Life
  42. Catholic Charities Harriet Tubman Day Program
  43. National Center for Children and Families
  44. I Can We Can Recovery
  45. NCIA in Baltimore
  46. So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)
  47. Building Families for Children
  48. Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
  49. Omni House Residential
  50. United Black Fund
  51. Laurel Boys and Girls Club
  52. WIN Family Services
  53. Board of Child Care
  54. Glory Soldiers Global
  55. House of Hope Residential Shelter
  56. Ann's Center for Children and Families
  57. Loving Arms
  58. Angels of Addiction
  59. Greater Washington Urban League
  60. Regional Institute for Adolescents and Children in Catonsville
  61. Coalition for the Homeless
  62. Montgomery County Department of Social Services
  63. Child Welfare Services Safe Space Germantown
  64. Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
  65. Linkages to Learning at Shriver Elementary School
  66. Crowns
  67. Hebron High School ESL Department
  68. First Baptist Church of Guilford
  69. Garrett County Social Services Department
  70. New Living Way Ministries
  71. LMB Ventures