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Bag a Bag Sale
May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring “Bag a Bag,” a sale of used purses to benefit “Change Purse,” an organization that assists survivors of Human Trafficking. The sale takes place on Saturday morning, May 18, from 9 AM until noon in the Fellowship Center. Hundreds of purses are available, many from well-known designers such as Vera Bradley, Thirty-One. Dooney and Burke and Coach. Purses will be priced individually for sale on a first-come, first served basis. Change Purse (http://www.changepurse.org/learn.php), is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that is committed to the fight against sex trafficking by collecting new or like new purses and selling them online and at events. Monies raised from purse sales go towards providing hope and directly investing into the lives of victims and survivors of sex trafficking. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. There are actually more slaves on the earth today (estimated 27 million) than at any other time in human history (Kevin Bales-Free the Slaves). Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. It is both the fastest growing crime and the 2nd largest organized crime in the world, generating an annual 32 billion dollars (ILO).
There is plenty of parking and the Fellowship Center is handicapped accessible.
For more information about the church and directions call 301-582-0417 or go to the church website: www.stmarkslappans.org