Greensboro, NC (November 20, 2015) – Final totals are in and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s (UWGG) 6th Annual Handbags for Hope, hosted by Women’s Leadership Council, raised $48,967. Proceeds benefit UWGG’s goal to break the cycle of poverty for individuals and families in the greater Greensboro community.
Around 275 people attended the event held at the Greensboro Country Club. Handbags for Hope features a silent auction and a live auction where models walk a runway displaying the handbags during the bidding process. Attendees place bids on new and vintage women’s handbags, which are donated by sponsors, local organizations and individuals.
For the fourth year in a row, Global Brands Group was a presenting sponsor and this year donated over 300 items. Other top sponsors included VF Corporation and Tanger Outlets.