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A Charitable 'Purse-uit' Supports Youth Programs in Broome County

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Gently used designer purses were quick to sell at Your Needful Things in Binghamton on Saturday, which were donated through United Way of Broome County to support their youth funded programs.

Over the past 12 months, United Way collected 150 softly-used designer handbags and purses for this sale. 

"The exciting thing about this is that the community came together and worked hard to provide us with the purses for the event," said United Way Operations and Development Director Lori Welch.

100 percent of the proceeds support youth programming in Broome County, which includes childcare programs, after school programs, and the YCMA.

Handbags from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Coach were available to purchase for only ten dollars. Within the first hour, almost half of the 150 purses were gone. United Way of Broome County says this will be an annual event and are collecting donations for next year. 

"Absolutely, we will be doing it again," said Welch. 

If you are interested in donating handbags for the next event, they can be dropped off at the United Way of Broome County Office or you can call (607) 240-2000.