Join us for “Power of the Purse”!

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – This year’s Power of the Purse is going virtual and has been rescheduled October 1st at 7 p.m.!

Join United Way of Midland and ABC Big 2’s Amanda Mason from the comfort of your own home for a night of fun and games:

  • Six rounds of Bingo for Designer Purses
  • Elegant Door Prizes
  • Raffle for a Louis Vuitton “On the Go Tote” or Gucci “Marmont Crossbody & Wallet”

During the evening, United Way of Midland will also honor Lori Wesley with our first-ever Women’s United Award.

Net proceeds from this event benefit United Way of Midland’s Innovative Grants for local nonprofits by providing one-time funding for projects and specific programs that help improve the health, education, or self-sufficiency of Midlanders. Over $350,000 has been granted since 2013 to organizations such as Midland Parker Place, Basin Dream Center, and Safe Place of the Permian Basin, and we need your help now more than ever!

For ticket and/or sponsorship information, please visit: https://www.betterunite.com/UnitedWayofMidlandTX or contact Megan Davis at mdavis@uwmidland.org. 

Your last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, September 27th. 


Learn how United Way of Midland has helped the Basin Dream Center and Safe Place of the Permian Basin, check out these stories below. 

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Young women aging out of the foster care system face obstacles that could mean the difference between life and death.

Tina Gillihan, the founder and executive director of the Basin Dream Center for Orphans, is on a mission to help young ladies ages 17 to 24 who are aging out, or teenage girls who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, get the support they need. She said, “60% of young women who age out of foster care end up in the sex industry.” ……….

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Safe Place of the Permian Basin has been helping break the cycle of family violence since 1978 and covering 15 counties across the Basin, more than 1,000 clients and children come through their doors each year. 

“People would be surprised at the variety of situations we find walking through our doors, whether it’s an elderly person whose a victim of violence from their children, which does happen. Even people who have moved to the Permian Basin recently because of the oil boom but still have no family here, if they are in a violent situation and they have no family to turn back to especially when they have children,” said Lee Anna Good Development Director, Safe Place of the Permian Basin. ……..

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