Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse® 2024 is a large purse and jewelry sale event which raises thousands of dollars each year to provide nutritious meals, companionship, and safety checks to 1,100 homebound seniors across Knox County.

This event has huge deals on hundreds of beautiful bags at a wide range of prices. The event also features a delicious dinner, amazing auction packages, and a Jewelry Corner with items for sale to accessorize any occasion. All proceeds will benefit Knox County Mobile Meals.



Drop off purse donations at these locations during normal business hours:
• CAC L.T. Ross Building 2247 Western Ave 37921
• Chico’s Turkey Creek 11321 Parkside Dr 37934
• Southern Market5400 Homberg Dr 37919
• Mac’s Pharmacy 125 S. Peters Rd 37923
• Lulu’s Tea Room3703 W Beaver Creek Dr 37849

Please do not donate purses that are badly stained or have holes, rips, or tears.

Drop off jewelry donations at:
• East Tennessee Personal Care, a HouseWorks Company 1225 Weisgarber Rd Suite S290, Knoxville, TN 37909

This year’s Power of the Purse® 2024 will be held at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center on Thursday, September 12. Doors open at 4:45 pm and Purse Madness starts at 6 pm SHARP! Don’t be late!

Tickets will go on sale July 15!

Early Bird Tickets:
$325—table of 10

After August 18:
$375—table of 10

Ticket price includes:
Light dinner fare
One drink ticket per person
Entrance into the Purse Madness Sale Room
Cash bar available

Mobile Meals serves nutritious noon-time meals to 1,100 homebound Knox County seniors each weekday. As the amount received from many funding sources is declining, the number of seniors needing services from Mobile Meals is growing. The funds raised by Power of the Purse help the program continue to serve more older adults in every zip code in Knox County.