Get Involved

Thank you so much for your support for Purses for a Purpose! If you are in the DC area and would like to mail your donations to us, you may do so at either of the addresses below. If you would like to arrange for a drop-off on our campus at American University, please email


DC Mailing Address 1: Shayna Rutman

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Nebraska Hall 220B

Washington DC 20016

DC Mailing Address 2: Katharine Bishop

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Nebraska Hall 123C

Washington DC 20016

Monetary contributions can be made to our GoFundMe and PayPal pages.

You can ship toiletries via our Amazon Wish List below.


You can donate supplies to any local chapter.


Please see their individual page for shipping information.

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How You Can Help


If you want to help but don't have spare purses or travel-sized toiletries, check out our wish list! 

Fill out the Google form above if interested in putting together purses and/or distributing!

Fill out the Google form above and we can set up a call about your next steps!