Tickets are now on sale for PURSEonality

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural PURSEonality event, Wednesday, March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court in the Bell Tower Shops. That organization is joining forces with Blessings in a Backpack to present one spectacular evening to support the two organizations, which promote the economic independence of women and provide for the nutritional needs of children, respectively.

Dr. Patrick Flaharty and Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa has stepped up as Title Sponsor for the event, which will feature an auction of celebrity-owned and luxury designer handbags, the opportunity to shop for designer handbags, a Chinese auction of fabulous items donated by event sponsors and vendors—including an original painting by renowned local artist Leoma Lovegrove valued at $1,000—a cash bar and more. There’s plenty of fun in store for the guys, too, at a designated “Man Cave” for the evening. VIP sponsors will enjoy early entry at 5:30 p.m.

Hundreds of gently used handbags and purses to be sold at the event have already been collected at parties leading up to the big night, and more can be dropped off at the following locations through March 13:

· Bell Tower Management Office – Daniels Parkway and US 41, Fort Myers

· Clive Daniel Home – 2777 Tamiami Trail N, Naples

· Dress for Success Boutique – 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza

· Encore Bank – 79020 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Fort Myers

· Saks Fifth Avenue in the Bell Tower Shops – Daniels Parkway and US 41, Fort Myers

· Sanibel Captiva Community Bank – 2475 Library Way, Sanibel Island

· Spada Salon and Day Spa – 13161 McGregor Blvd, Suite 1, Fort Myers

· The French Press – 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral

Dress for Success SW Florida relies on donations and volunteers from the Southwest Florida community to help continue its life-changing mission of providing wardrobes, employment counseling and career development tools to disadvantaged women in the area. Private donors, school officials and volunteers are integral to the mission of Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL, which provides critical weekend nourishment to children who depend on federal food assistance programs they receive at school.

Both organizations are grateful to the sponsorship support of Dr. Flaharty and Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, along with Bell Tower Shops, Six-Bends Harley-Davidson, Florida Academy, Leoma Lovegrove and CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing.

Please call (239) 689-4992 for tickets. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available. Call Mary McDonough at (239) 689-4992 or Cecilia St. Arnold at (239) 410-9592.

About Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. Its main office is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida email, call 239-689-4992 or visit
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