he Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 27 for Foothills Purse Impressions Boutique at 7171 E. Cave Creek Road, Unit Q, Cave Creek.
Purse Impressions helps women and men reenter the community after rehab by leaving with dignity and the knowledge that someone cares.
Patricia Brusha founded the organization after her 28-year-old daughter died from cirrhosis of the liver due to years of alcohol abuse. Patricia and her team of “Courtney’s Angels” volunteer their time to gifting fresh-start bags to graduates leaving rehabilitation centers. This was an idea Courtney had when she thought she had beat her addiction.
In five months, Purse Impressions donated 800 purses and backpacks to seven addiction centers in Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Canada. Purses and backpacks are stuffed with “essentials” and an inspirational note.
Purse Impressions accepts new or gently used bags, essential items or cash as donations.