Rogers County Sheriff’s Office has entered into a partnership with Claremore’s Safenet Services, Inc. to complete a special Valentine’s Day surprise. We have named our project, “Purses With A Purpose”. Safenet Services provides temporary shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. More specifically, on a daily basis they provide care for 30-35 women and their children. For Valentine’s Day, we would like to provide each of them a gift; small stuffed animals for the kids, and for the mothers or other ladies we would like to provide a new or gently used nice purse with personal items they can use for themselves. Many times, these individuals escape violent situations with only the clothes on their back. It is our goal to include in each purse the following items: lip gloss or lipstick, mascara, small lotion, small Kleenex package, small notebook and pen, breath mints or chewing gum, and a personal card of encouragement and support.
We are asking participants to deliver each completed purse to the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, located on the first floor of the Rogers County Court House by Wednesday, February 10th, so they can be delivered to the shelter in time for Valentines Day. If you are simply interested in providing a purse to our project, please consider partnering with someone else, to ensure that each purse is presented with the suggested number of personal items.
If our project continues to grow, we will use the additional resources to provide assistance to other local service opportunities available throughout Rogers County. The members of Rogers County Sheriff’s Office hope that as many individuals as possible will join us in assisting others in a time of crisis.