All donations stay in the community that it is donated in. We also work directly with the shelters and women to assure that our Hopefull Handbags get in the hands of the ladies that we are donating them to.
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”
— Domestic Violence Survivor
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Global Charity organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. Global is a community-driven, nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to raising HOPE and providing SERVICES for women, and men, who have experienced Domestic Violence and abuse.
"We Are Stronger Together”
Through donations, of once-loved amazing handbags, filled with personal necessities,
Hopefull Handbags provide inspiration for women as they restructure their lives and
get back on their feet. Hope and building self-esteem can begin with just
ONE HANDBAG at a time!
It’s all about HOPE and CHANGE and finding the courage, support, and
RESOURCES that will enable women to move forward. The
handbags are filled with inspirational notes and personal items that
contribute to improving women’s self-esteem. Many of the women
are living in shelters with their children and their reaction to receiving the handbags has
been priceless. The handbags are the FIRST step to opening pathways to
conversations about change and empowerment.
WHAT ARE HOPEFULL HANDBAGS PRIORITIES?
The message of HELP, SUPPORT, and SERVICES must reach the women (and
men) who need to hear the message of HOPE!
• To provide education, awareness, and information about Domestic Violence on a
• To raise awareness on the availability of support services for anyone who has
experienced Domestic Violence and abuse.
• To provide outreach services and referrals to those in need of support and help.
• To provide PATHWAYS TO CONNECTIONS, organizations, shelters and
• To engage the broader community about our mission of delivering hope and
services “ONE HANDBAG AT A TIME"
Domestic Violence does NOT discriminate by gender, socio-economic level, ethnicity,
culture or status in life. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS REAL! It’s in every community!
Yes, it’s in YOUR community!
“The secret of change is to FOCUS all of your energy NOT on the OLD, but on
BUILDING THE NEW!!” (Socrates)
Contact HH for information.
Founded by Cathlene, and Dr. Brendan, Miner in St. Augustine in 2017, their mission is to instill HOPE through donations of once-loved, beautiful handbags.
“LET’S OPEN THE CONVERSATION TOGETHER!”
Our handbags can be the first step in overcoming fear
Hopefull Handbags focuses on providing the knowledge, tools, and
community to give Hope, Help, and Support for you to feel inspired,
motivated, and empowered to create a positive change in your life
which affects everything and everyone around you.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE DEFINED BY YOUR PAST!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
If you want to make a difference, join the conversation now! It can
begin with just one handbag, volunteering and donating to Hopefull
Handbags! It starts with one handbag filled with HOPE, connections,
and guidance towards safety and new beginnings.
Contact HH (here) for information.
EVENTS AND EXPOS 2021
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. 501c3 believes in collaboration over competition. That is why
we host and collaborate in hosting, Hopeful Handbags’ events for all women in the
community. These Women's Expos provide a fun, interactive setting for women to get
involved and make a difference!
It is happening everywhere
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. Continued...
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