On November 28, a total of 469 purses, 53 "man bags", 62 backpacks, and nine blankets were delivered to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission for their 5,000 Purses Project on behalf of those in need in the Milwaukee area. The bags were full of health and beauty essentials, cash, restaurant gift cards, and other valuable items for homeless families in Milwaukee, generously donated by Elmbrook students, staff, and community members
The project was led by Central Administrative Office's Jean Loepfe with help from an individual campaign run by Brookfield East's Key Club. Key Club members from both high schools and Central Office staff helped assemble the supplies into the purses and bags. The rescue mission will be displaying the purses and bags on shelving units and having individuals pick one out for the holiday with any remaining purses being distributed throughout the cold winter months.
Thank you to all who donated to this cause!