update:::::tue jan 27th:::::calling all handbag & jewelry artists...donate!

UPDATED 1/27/09:::::To donate a purse, handbag, clutch, wallet or jewelry item to the Silent Auction, please contact allsey via convo at allsey.etsy.com and I'll convo you where to send or if you're in the Portland area, a pick-up can be made.:::::

The Ronald McDonald House of Portland is hosting a fundraiser this June (yes, summer will come again, hard to believe with all this snow!).

Even though the event is far off, they are starting to collect handbag and jewelry donations for the event:

Please consider donating to this cause or mark your calendar to attend the event on June 4th at 11:30am at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth to bid on all the wonderful handbags and jewelry.

The Ronald McDonald House is very near and dear to my heart having helped my family personally and so many other local families in need. It's the closest place to stay near the Maine Medical Center and the staff and support there are absolutely wonderful.

Info direct from the Ronald McDonald House website:
"On Jun 4, 2009 11:30 am, the Portland Ronald McDonald House will be hosting its fourth annual 'fun-raiser': Purses with Purpose, etc. at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth. Nearly 350 people will bid on donated purses and accessories during the much-anticipated silent and live auction."