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Save the Date!
October 8, 2024

Save the date for the 13th annual Power of the Purse event October 8, 2024! Presented by Dow Credit Union, all funds raised benefit the programs and services of the Bay Area Women's Center. Join us at the DoubleTree for a night filled with purses. Browse the live and silent auctions that feature hundreds of purses, new, used, designed, and otherwise. Exciting raffles, delicious food, and other fun activities will be available to all attendees.

We are accepting donations of new and lightly used purses for the 2024 event! Download the donation form HERE

Thank you to our 2023 entertainers: Keith's Music, Stacey Ecker of Looking Glass Salon, Pickman's Palette, Readings by Bry, Janilee Rinz and Marianna of Gypsies.

Thank you to our 2023 food vendors:

  • Bay City Bill's Bar & Grill

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

  • The Cheesecake Lady

  • Fat Matt's BBQ

  • Grampa Tony's

  • JB's Market

  • Krzysiak's

  • Proper Taco

  • Riverfront Grille at The Double Tree 

  • Starbucks

What is Power of the Purse?

Power of the Purse features a silent auction filled with hundreds of new and lightly used purses of all brands, colors and sizes. Many name brand and brand new purses are included. The live auction features brand new bags from designers including:

  • Tory Burch

  • Coach

  • Michael Kors

  • Kate Spade

  • and more to come!

Grab a bargain at our $10 deal table or enter for your chance to win one of our various raffles. There is something for everybody!


Are you interested in being a part of planning a fabulous event in support of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault? Join our event planning committee! Contact Lindsay Richardson at or 989-686-2251 to learn more.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this fabulous event! Click the button below to sign up to sponsor online or download the sponsorship form HERE.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!


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