TFAE looking for purse donations for annual fundraiser

The Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence is hunting for gently used purses.

The local non-profit announced their request this morning, stating that they need the bags for their annual Purses and Promises event in November.

TFAE is looking for donations of “trendy or designer” purses and handbags as part of the event.

At the event, those purses will then be sold and auctioned to raise money for a local children’s literacy program called the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Through this program, registered children in Terrebonne Parish received one age-appropriate book every month until their 5th birthday – at no cost.

Reading these books increase a child’s learning capacity, promotes literacy and social skills and most importantly, prepares them for Kindergarten and sets them on a path for success in life.

Examples of purse designers include Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch and many more.

TFAE will also accept ‘trendy’ or other attractive gently used purses, handbags or clutches for the auction.

“We are asking women in our community to please take a look in their closets and see if they have a nice purse that they could donate for a great cause,” Katie Portier, TFAE Executive Director said. “What’s great about this particular event and program is that you know it will help local children in our very own community.”

Portier said this year, the event will also feature new designer purses that will be available for auction, as well as gift baskets, local art and more.

TFAE is also accepting sponsorships and in-kind donations for their silent and live auctions.

Please visit for how you can become involved. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon.

Those with purses to donate can contact Katie Portier at 985-868-5881 or Donations are tax deductible as TFAE is a 501c3 non-profit organization.