We are pleased to share the winners of the $50 Bloomer’s Lawn & Garden Gift Cards! Congratulations!
- Fetima Kelly
- Wendi Jenkins
- Margie Vetetoe
- Debbie Hamric
- Savonne Monell
- Dionne Rosser-Mims
If you are a winner, please pick up your gift card at the United Way office, Friday, October 30th between 8:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-5:00pm. See address below. Winners must present a form of i.d. that includes their name.
United Way | 1100 5th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
Thank you to Bloomer’s for their continued support of the Power of the Purse and women in the Chattahoochee Valley!
*Registration is now closed.
We might be socially distanced, but we can still be Women United!
You’re invited to join us for the 9th Annual Power of the Purse hosted virtually by Women United of the Chattahoochee Valley.
Each year the women of the Chattahoochee Valley gather to celebrate the impact of their involvement as United Way donors and volunteers!
Last year’s luncheon was a sellout attended by more than 650 people! This year will look and feel a little different!
Funds and donations raised at the Power of the Purse enable Women United to distribute undergarments to women and girls being served by our United Way Community Partners. It also provides for the Undergarment Voucher Fund and the Women United Scholarship. There are so many unknowns this year, but we do know that the needs of women and girls in our community continue to be significant and many of our vulnerable populations have been greatly impacted by the current challenges.
Vera Jones is a Motivational Speaker, Professional Development Trainer, Author, Award-Winning Television and Radio Broadcaster, and Syracuse University Hall-of-Fame Scholar-Athlete. She is most widely known for her extensive background in broadcasting, serving as a Women’s Basketball Analyst and Reporter for various networks over the past two decades including her current 11-year remote and studio analyst tenure with the Big Ten Network. Her broadcast experience also includes ESPN, Fox Sports, Madison Square Garden Network, and NBA-TV. As a speaker, Vera passionately pursues her purpose by empowering individuals and teams to “Play Through the Foul” of adversity and win in this game of life!
Real Woman, Real Adversity, Real Victory and Inspiration!
A single-mom with a special needs son, Vera deeply understands the personal trials of life. She is on a mission of fidelity to uplift people to overcome adversity with the power of faith, unity, perseverance and purpose. Vera is the author of Play Through the Foul – Basketball Lessons for the Game of Life, New Best Friend – A Little Book of Faith, and The Only Sun, a children’s book, and personally narrated audiobook, which encourages us all to embrace the beauty and significance of our unique differences.
WEAR ONE, BRING ONE
We will not be gathering in person, but there will still be an opportunity for you to “Bring One”! We will be holding an Undergarment Parade to make your donations. The day after the luncheon on October 30th, The United Way parking lot will be set up for a drive thru drop off. No need for you to leave your car, Women United Advisory Board Members and volunteers will be there to take your donations of undergarment items for women and girls in our community.
Undergarment Parade Drop Off
United Way Parking Lot (1100 5th Avenue Columbus, GA 31901)
8:00am-9:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm
An undergarment is something we often take for granted, but there are so many in our community who do not have access to the essentials. Young girls starting school this year, women recovering from an abusive situation, women working towards sobriety, and self-sufficiency all depend on your donations. When women help other women, we can positively impact the lives of so many of our neighbors.
WE STILL HAVE TO EAT…
While we cannot all enjoy a lunch together, we do want to help you plan to eat something delicious during the Power of the Purse. With your purchased event registration, you will receive a proof of purchase receipt that can be used to receive a 5% discount on entire meals from October 28th-October 30th at the local female-owned restaurant, Vertigo Fusion Kitchen.
Special thank you to Stephanie Woodham!
Please feel free to share this info. We hope you, your co-workers and friends join us virtually this year!
2020 Women United Event Committee Chair & Co-Chair
Tammy Briggs, Aflac & Marie Miller, Synovus
Raveeta Addison, Tracey Beatty, Holli Browder, Helen Johnson, Cortney Laughlin, Sallie Martin, Tana McHale, Jensen Melton, Melissa Moss, Martha Paull, Renee Roth, Glenda Sexton, Susan Wiggins