Stories – Purse drive helps Chrysalis

Special thanks to our generous donors from the Manchester Women’s Club, local businesses and especially Tania and her family and friends!

Tania organized 20 of her family and friends plus local businesses and the Manchester Women’s Club to make a donation of 150 new or gently used purses filled with health and beauty aids and baby products to the many participants of Chrysalis Center.

The purses came at an ideal time. Chrysalis Center participants were able to “shop” the purses and select one for themselves or someone they know. Many participants took home a purse with the idea of making someone’s Mother’s Day extra special.  Everyone was thrilled to have a purse for themselves or special women in their lives. This generous donation helped make so many women feel extra special!

If you or your organization would like to donate or volunteer at Chrysalis Center, please contact Ellyn Laramie, Volunteer Manager, at or 860.263.4419.