JFSA ‘Purse and Paint Party’ will benefit homeless women

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Philanthropy social action committee will hold a Purse and Paint Party to benefit Sister Jose Women’s Center next month.

The party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucson Hebrew Academy. Women are asked to donate new or gently used designer purses and will receive an entry into a surprise raffle for every donation. The most desirable bags will be auctioned at the Women’s Philanthropy Connections brunch on March 5, with proceeds from the silent auction donated to Sister Jose Women’s Center, which is the focus of the Federation’s 70th anniversary mitzvah project.

Party attendees will paint tiles for the women’s center, to be incorporated into a mural that will be coordinated by Michael B. Schwartz, director of the Tucson Arts Brigade, which facilitates the City of Tucson Mural Program (see azjewishpost.com/2016/tucson-reputation-as-world-class-destination-gets-boost-from-new-murals/). JFSA has taken on creation of the mural as the centerpiece of its mitzvah project.

The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert. The cost is $18. RSVP by Feb. 3 at jfsa.org or email jscott@jfsa.org.