Mobile Meals Needs Donations of Purses

Power of the Purse: Why Do We Do It?

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.

This year’s Power of the Purse® 2023 will be held at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center on Thursday, September 14.

Mobile Meals is collecting donations of new and like-new purses, jewelry, and silent auction items. If you have purses or silent auction items to donate, please drop them off at any of the following locations during normal business hours:

    • CAC Office on Aging
      • 2247 Western Ave 37921
    • Chico’s Turkey Creek
      • 11321 Parkside Dr 37934
    • Palm Village
      • 4485 Kingston Pike 37919
    • Mac’s Pharmacy
      • 125 S. Peters Rd 37923
    • Redbud Kitchen
      • 906 Sevier Ave 37920
    • Lulu’s Tea Room
      • 3703 W Beaver Creek Dr 37849

Drop off jewelry donations:

    • East Tennessee Personal Care
      • 1225 Weisgarber Rd Suite S290, Knoxville, TN 37909

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

If we can sell a Purse for:

$10 – $15 –  Provides 1 meal for 3-4 seniors

$20 – Provides 1 meal for 6 seniors

$30 – Provides 1 meal for 9 seniors

$40 – Provides 1 meal for 12 seniors

$50 – Provides 1 meal for 15 seniors

Premium purses provide 1 meal for 22-44 seniors



Tickets go on sale July 10, 2023

Through August 18:
$450—table of 10

After August 18:
$675—table of 10

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

Purse Madness Huge deals on hundreds of beautiful bags at a wide range of prices.

Auction Amazing themed packages built around some of our best purses.

VIP (Very Important Purses) Corner Featuring handbags donated by well-known local businesses and personalities.

Jewelry Corner – New & gently used jewelry to accessorize any occasion.

QUESTIONS? Contact Judith or Sara at (865) 524-2786.

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