Total in for United Way’s Handbags for Heroes

In this provided photo, the 2019 beneficiary of a quilt at the Handbags for Heroes fundraiser on Thursday, April 25, 2019 was Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of SDG&A. Pictured are Ground Soap owner Angela Youngs, SASS counsellor/outreach worker Karina Boucher, SASS Executive Director Angela Vinet and United Way Executive Director Juliette Labossiere. (United Way via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Organizers of the United Way’s “Handbags for Heroes” event say the Thursday (April 25) fundraiser netted $27,000.

In its third year, the cocktail party, designer handbag auction and fashion show at the Cornwall Civic Complex has pulled together $76,600 over that time.

The money goes toward helping United Way’s 13 member agencies and 14 programs run in the community.