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2/3/17 — Tickets on Sale Now for Power of the Purse

Annual Weekend Brunch to Benefit Women and Families at the Goodwill Inn

Join Goodwill Northern Michigan for a spring brunch on Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  at the City Opera House to benefit the women and families staying at the Goodwill Inn.

As we fight to end homelessness in our area and continue to be a resource for our region’s most vulnerable citizens, we look to our community for support. The Power of the Purse fundraiser was started to help women and children staying at the Goodwill Inn. On March 11, you can use the power of what’s in your purse to help fill the purses of the women at the Inn with the skills, confidence, and resources needed to succeed.

Last year, 165 women and 58 children called upon the Goodwill Inn for shelter assistance. During their stay, and in addition to a warm bed and healthy food to eat, these women and families were provided safe shelter with support to identify and set goals to increase their income, secure permanent housing, and reach independence.

At this year’s Power of the Purse event guests will learn more about the Goodwill Inn and hear the personal stories of success that show the impact of the Goodwill Inn on our community. They will also enjoy a delicious brunch presented by Bistro FouFou, a coffee bar, and cash bar, as well as browse an enticing silent auction featuring various getaway packages, the best in local food and beverage, personal pampering, and outdoor leisure and excursions.

Everyone that attends will receive a special handmade favor! Tickets are $40 or purchase a table of 8 for $320. They can be purchased securely online at or by calling the Goodwill Northern Michigan offices at 231-995-7742.

Although we celebrate the success stories daily, the continued need for the Goodwill Inn is evident as our 11 family rooms have been at 100% capacity. The Goodwill Inn is our region’s only safe and secure shelter where a family is can be together…stay together, and eat their meals together while they work to reach personal independence and housing stability. Learn more and purchase tickets online at

**RSVP date: Monday, February 20. Learn more at

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