ELIZABETH, NJ – October 11, 2019 – Fashionistas, ready to shop? Come on out to our Designer Bag Tricky Tray, featuring baskets filled with beautiful handbags from designers like Kate Spade, United Airline ticket vouchers, or a variety of exciting gift items, proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

The date is November 16 and the location is the Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple Street, Summit, from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Coffee/tea and desserts are provided. Water will be available for sale.

This evening of features, not only designer handbags, but an array of items that adds to the festive atmosphere – and it is all for a good cause. The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless plays a very public role combating homelessness. The non-profit operates a number of programs aimed at combating homelessness, such as Operation Warm Heart, a winter shelter program for the chronically homeless. In addition, ECHH administers homeless prevention and emergency shelters, hospitality houses that have housed more than 150 working families, ESL and Community Education classes, and Bernice’s Place, an after-school and summer program for homeless and near homeless children, the only one of its kind in the state.

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In its more than three decades of existence, the Coalition has prevented homelessness for more than 15,000 households and found emergency shelter for more than 10,000 families, but it is a problem that continues to grow. In 2018 alone, the ECHH helped 850 families throughout Union County to find affordable housing.

“This is the first Designer Bag Tricky Tray that the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has ever hosted,” explained Linda Flores-Tober, ECHH executive director. “We are looking forward to a fun evening for everyone, but also to introducing ourselves and our work to those who may be unfamiliar with it. The support we receive will help us to continue to provide safe, affording housing for this most vulnerable population.”

Tickets are priced at $20 and includes one sheet of tickets. Additional sheets of tickets may be purchased. No tickets will be sold at the door; advance sales only. Coffee, tea, and desserts are included. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

For more information about the Designer Bag Tricky Tray or to purchase tickets, click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designer-bag-tricky-tray-tickets.

About Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is a nonprofit established to serve the needs of the homeless and the near homeless in the community. The agency works to give their clients the tools to transition to safe, affordable housing so they can live healthy, productive lives and where they are accepted as members of the community. The Coalition teaches people to self-advocate and to empower themselves to become self-sufficient. The agency seeks to build a community of support and compassion in partnership with St. Joseph Social Service Center, the community-at-large, volunteers, and other agencies committed to advancing the interests of homeless and near homeless people.