Keep or Donate – Fall Cleaning Helps the Love Fund

Keep or Donate- Fall Cleaning

Twice a year we fear that dreaded, “Spring and Fall Cleaning”. There is so much stuff packed in that hall closet! But, did you know cleaning out that closet could raise some major dough for your favorite charity, the Love Fund for Children?

In 2003 the Love Fund hosted the 1st Annual Lunch with an Old Bag! What in the world? Lunch with an Old Bag? This gently used purse auction took off and became one of the most anticipated events for the Love Fund.

Rebranded in 2014 It’s In the Bag features an afternoon of gourmet food, champagne and silent and live auctions.  Attendees can bid on designer, collectible and gently-loved handbags, travel experiences and unique Silpada jewelry. LWOB - 24 - shoppingIt’s in the Bag attracts an attendee list of 500+ women in the 26 to 60 age group, with an estimated household income of $75,000 to $350,000.

On average, a single designer donated bag (that you can totally part with) will bring $80-$100 for the Love Fund.

OK, OK, we know it’s really difficult to part with that fantastic handbag that once you just HAD to have; but we promise you your handbag is in good hands with us. This is how it works:

Take your handbag to one of our awesome drop off sites like Arrow Fabricare (3838 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109), host a collection at your office or church, or simply email and we can guide you in the right direction. Once the handbags are collected they are carefully cleaned, authenticated, and bagged, all in preparation for auction day. Each bag will then be entered, put in a category, and up for auction.

Want a chance to purchase one of these amazing bags? You are in luck!! It’s In the Bag is open to everyone. Purchase your Open Seating ticket for $50 or reserve a private table for $750. Visit for more information and join us for champagne lunch, shopping and get tips and tricks from the Maddie Nash handbags Founder, Charity Ohlund (as seen in People, In Style, the Today Show and carried by a bevy of A-list celebrities).LWOB - 37 - shopping

Don’t miss out on this amazing event. Save The Date: November, 14th, 2015 at the Intercontinental Kansas City. We can’t wait to see which new handbag you choose.