Mobile Meals Needs Donations of Purses

Mobile Meals Needs Donations of Purses

Power of the Purse: Why Do We Do It?

As the amount of money from funding sources is declining, the number of seniors needing services from Mobile Meals is growing. Every dollar raised through Power of the Purse goes directly to Mobile Meals so nutritious meals can be delivered to over 925 seniors living in every zip code of Knox County who cannot cook and have no one to cook for them.

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, 2419 Washington Pike, 37917
  • Patricia Nash Designs, 1132 N. 6th Ave., 37917
  • Drop off jewelry donations at East Tennessee Personal Care, an Amedisys Company, 9125 Cross Park Dr. #100, Knoxville, TN 37923

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



Purchase tickets here.

An electronic receipt will be sent to you via email. Tickets will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

Through August 20: $40—individual and $375—table of 10

After August 20: $50—individual and $450—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 in 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 Shelly at (865) 524-2786.

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