‘Power of the Purse’ putting books into the hands of children


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – There’s a lot of power behind a purse and that was proven once again on Wednesday at an annual fundraiser in Terre Haute!

A fundraiser at the Hulman Center that supports early childhood education!

Power of the Purse is a lunch event that directly impacts Success by Six of the United Way of the Wabash Valley. Attendees enjoyed a bite to eat with the help of more than 20 local restaurants, a silent auction, and the main attraction – the purse auction!

Guest auctioneer David Hunt awarded purses to the highest bidders! For each dollar raised, that puts one more book into the hands of a child!

From the looks of our video, it drew in quite the crowd!

And if you would like to learn more about Success by Six, check out this link.