Virtual Purses & Promises Helps Fund Books for Local Kids

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More than 170 gently used and new designer purses are available for auction and purchase during Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence’s virtual Purses & Promises fundraising event. Guests can enjoy both the Live Facebook Kickoff Event and utilizing the online auction site in the comfort of their own home!


The Purses & Promises Facebook Event, hosted by local fashion expert and entrepreneur Kate Stark, will take place on TFAE’s Facebook Page ( Friday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. During the live event, viewers can:

  • Enjoy showcase and styling of various purses available for silent auction and purchase
  • Shop virtual pop up boutiques of local boutiques Rumours Resale, UR WHAT U WEAR, and La Bella Vida Lifestyle, where 10% of purchases will be donated to TFAE
  • Door prizes 
  • Bid on two designer purses in Live Auction 

The online auction site features 170 gently used and new designer purses and handbags for silent auction and for purchase. It is open to the public from Friday, December 4 to Tuesday, December 15 at All proceeds from Purses & Promises will help fund the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Terrebonne Parish. Through this program, registered local children receive one age-appropriate book every month until their fifth birthday. Research has shown that the program boosts literacy and social skills, as well as prepares children for Kindergarten. 

TFAE has funded more than 280,000 books to more than 10,000 local children since adopting the program in 2012.  With approximately 3,300 children currently enrolled and receiving books each month, TFAE funds the program at approximately $75,000 a year. All proceeds from Purses and Promises event help to fund the program for Terrebonne Parish. 


Purses and Promises is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Rushing Media, Shell Pipeline Co., Terrebonne Ford, Synergy Bank, South Louisiana Bank, and Bayou Signs Outdoor. 


About TFAE:

TFAE is an independent non-profit organization and Funding Champion of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, where all registered children ages 0-5 receive an age-appropriate book mailed to their home every month at no cost to their family. TFAE is currently celebrating their 30 Year Anniversary as an important resource for local education in Terrebonne Parish