Charity event lets donors exchange handbags for a cause


Here’s a neat idea to refresh your closet and help a group of special young ladies achieve their goals.

The Enchanted Closet Inc., which serves teen girls from low-income households in metro Atlanta, hosts the Enchanted Purse Exchange from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Taco Mac in Lindbergh City Center, 573 Main St. N.E., Atlanta. Attendees can bring a purse to swap and can bid on bags donated by artists and designers. The event also features food and door prizes. Admission is $25. Tickets are available online at enchantedpurseexchange.eventbrite.com.

The Enchanted Closet, a volunteer-run organization, serves middle and high school girls, ages 12-19, who live in metro Atlanta, with classroom seminars, mentoring, community service activities and programs such as the annual prom dress giveaway. See enchantedcloset.org for more information.

Atlanta plays a number of roles in ‘Miracles’

Metro Atlanta is getting quite a workout from “Miracles From Heaven,” a movie with Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah about a young girl miraculously cured of a serious illness. The movie filmed downtown, in Dunwoody and Decatur before heading east for scenes in Covington this week. Garner took time out to visit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta the other day, visiting with young hero Henry Shepherd. The 9-year-old was diagnosed last fall with a cancer called osteosarcoma. A virtual fundraiser to help his family with the ongoing medical bills is online at giveforward.com/fundraiser/dvg7/-henryourhero.

Tech event draws a crowd

About 200 women gathered at Atlanta Technical College recently for an IT career summit sponsored by PINKtech.

Founder Felicia M. Phillips described the July 30 summit as a safe place for women to connect, explore and learn about technology. Bloggers, authors, inventors and technology experts were among those attending the networking event.

Building online communities, using marketing and design to build brands and addressing the gender gap in technology fields were among the topics discussed.

— Angela Tuck


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