Three happy ladies with their purchases at the Annual Handbags for Hope at The WillowStream Spa. Photo courtesy of Colette Hopkins Photography

Celebrate the New Year by cleaning out your closets and donate your new and gently used handbags, scarves and jewelry.

Team 4 Hope is holding a collection drive next month at Mayfair Mall in front of Toys ‘R” Us on February 11 and 12th between 11 am to 4 pm. Clean out those closets and help kids with cancer and their families – it’s a win-win!

Donated items along with designer items will be used in the annual event “Handbags for Hope.”

100% of the proceed from the event goes to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Neuroblastoma research, a terminal form of childhood cancer.

Team 4 Hope are funding seed research and innovative new approaches to the treatment of this pediatric cancer.

Then on February 24, join Team 4 Hope at the main event happening at The Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel. They will have a silent auction of designer handbags and a general sale of new and gently used handbags, jewelry and scarves.

Tickets to the event are available online. They are $25 plus processing fee and non-refundable.

Where does the money from the event go?

100% of all funds raised goes to benefit Team for Hope Fund for Neuroblastoma Research Society. They are a non-profit society with the Victoria Foundation that works with researchers at the BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency.

There have been 11 children on Lower Vancouver Island diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Five are in remission, five have passed away, and one is going through active treatment.

To date, the event has raised over $68,000 and together with Team for Hope $371,000. They work with local families to help them financially and provide fun family activities.

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