Proceeds from the August 17 fundraiser will support programs that assist low-income families in Harford County
Bargain hunters and handbag lovers take note: An all-new fundraiser organized by The SUCCESS Project offers a chance to take home authentic designer bags for just $25. Admission price includes a booklet of 20 bingo game cards (three cards per round) with one new, authentic designer bag awarded each round. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will help to expand and enhance SUCCESS Project classes and services which assist low-income families on their journey to economic self-sufficiency. Designer Bag Bingo will be held August 17 in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church gym, located at 1200 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air, Maryland. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and all guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased online here. For more information contact Carla Ciallella at [email protected].
All designer bags will be presented with original price tags still intact. Featured brands include Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Coach. Participants can increase their odds of winning by purchasing additional game cards such as a “second chance set” containing another twenty cards, as well as special round cards. 50/50 raffle tickets and Chinese auction tickets for other prizes will also be sold at the door. Players that bring a household paper, personal hygiene or school supply item to stock The SUCCESS Project pantry will receive an extra raffle ticket.
Event organizers are excited to bring this new fundraiser to the area. Nicki Biggs is the Executive Director of The SUCCESS Project and says, “We have never offered this type of event before and all of us are really looking forward to it! Designer Bag Bingo will be such a fun girls night out while also bringing much-needed support to our program. We hope it is a sell-out event and starts a new Harford County tradition.”
The “SUCCESS” in The SUCCESS Project stands for “Supporting the Upward Climb to Continued Economic Self-Sufficiency.” The mission of the non-profit is to provide at-risk youth and low-income adults with services that teach life skills and encourage personal economic independence. The program is free and provides case management and referral services in the following areas: education, job training, employment opportunities, health care, financial education, credit counseling, home ownership, career advancement, transportation, life skills and entrepreneurship.