The event raises money for the Safehouse Crisis Center in Southeast Kansas, which provides support for hundreds of victims of domestic assault each year. Organizers say it's a chance to enjoy an elegant evening while helping out men, women and children in need.
"We have staff, volunteers, and board members that are out there asking all of their family and friends to donate a purse, and then since it's our 2nd year, some ladies have donated 2 years in a row. So, we really have a great support from the community," says Rebecca Brubaker, Safehouse Executive Director.
Last year, the event raised $10,000 for the crisis center, and volunteers expect to bring in even more tonight.