“Never Underestimate the Power of Hope.” Cathlene Miner
What the Ladies are Saying about HH
“When you are going through a big transition in your life you have to make a new normal. My Hopefull Handbag made me smile. That Handbag made me feel that my life is right now headed in a better direction”
Hopefull Handbags First Annual Women's Expo 2020!
— Domestic Violence Survivor
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Global Charity organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Our mission is Raising Hope and Awareness of Domestic Violence and other Detrimental Situations
One Filled Handbag at a Time.
Hopefull Handbags, Inc is a community-driven nonprofit Faith-Based organization dedicated to raising Hope one handbag at a time.
Also, raising awareness for domestic violence, and that there is help and support all over the world at no charge. By raising Hope survivors are reminded that their past does not dictate their future and anything in this life is possible.
Hopefull Handbags takes donated once loved handbags, fills them with necessities and things to make women feel amazing and donates them to women getting back on their feet again due to Domestic Violence and other Detrimental Situations.
Our mission is driven primarily by local coordinators and advocates in each community. Our dedicated coordinators and advocates work hand in hand with their community domestic violence shelters and other organizations that assist in women getting back on their feet again. Local advocates establish drop off locations, work with local businesses, collect necessities, and fill donated handbags as well as distribute them to local organizations.
We also have events catered to the women, teens, and children to nurture a healthy Self Perception and Confidence. Domestic Violence also adversely affects the children too and it is our hope that with these donations, domestic violence survivors feel supported, full of hope, and have the necessities they need to facilitate a fresh start.
If you would like to donate to Hopefull Handbags, Inc, please contact your local advocate for a list of drop off centers in your area. If you wish to make a monetary donation for the purchase of necessities by our organization, click here. All donations are tax deductible.
List of Suggested Donations
Gently used, once loved Handbags (Purses)
Makeup (Mascara, Lipstick, Eyeshadow)
A handwritten card with inspirational thought or quote if they feel inclined to.
Donating Once Loved Handbags is easy...
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Filled with listed Necessities..
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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence."
1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.1
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence NCADV
Cathlene's Why Behind
Cathlene Miner is the founder and president of Hopefull Handbags, Inc. an author, international speaker and on-air personality. After seeing her grandmother live in and deal with domestic violence daily she knew at a young age that something had to change. Cathlene’s parents broke the cycle and she feels blessed to have seen first hand what healthy relationships look like.
Cathlene is dedicated to spreading the message of hope and raising awareness that Domestic Violence is NOT OK and that there is help and support globally.
It is time to change the patterns so that Domestic Violence is stopped. Hopefull Handbags, Inc. assists communities globally in this vision through partnerships, sponsors, local advocates, and support from businesses worldwide.
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