P.U.R.S.E. (Partnering Under Real Situations Everyday) Foundation held its 4th Annual Bags of Love Domestic Violence Awareness Charity Event on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Smyrna Community Center. The purpose of the event was to bring community awareness to the issue of teen dating violence/domestic violence, healing to those who have experienced abuse & encouragement to those experiencing abuse through singing, dancing & survivor stories. The Bags of Love event was hosted by 102.5 Gospel Praise Radio Personality KD Bowe (KD), included special guest’s speakers Dr. Yamma Brown (daughter of the late James Brown, Godfather of Soul) & Grammy Nominee, R&B soul singer- songwriter & actress Syleena Johnson. The event was attended by over 200 guests surpassing attendance and fundraising expectations.
This annual charity event allows P.U.R.S.E. Foundation to continue hosting free teen dating violence workshops for teens residing in foster care facilities, domestic violence shelters and schools throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The Bags of Love Charity event is P.U.R.S.E.’s largest fundraiser event, allowing the Foundation to continue to operate financially throughout the year to host several community outreach events and give back days which includes complimentary breakfast, purses, backpacks and winter apparel for shelters throughout Georgia.
Enjoy a few photos compliments of Damon Peeples.