Bulls partner with local charities to sell pop tab purses
Teammates, the Chicago Bulls volunteer group, will partner with charities Moda Esperanza and Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise of New Moms, Inc., to sell fashionable products including handbags and bracelets made of recycled pop tabs at the Bulls game on Tuesday, February 14.
As a special treat, any fan that purchases a pop tab handbag at tonight’s game will be entered into a raffle to win a Joakim Noah autographed basketball.
Prior to tonight’s tip-off, fans can purchase any of the Moda Esperanza pop tab products on the United Center concourse by Gate 6. The items will also be available to purchase at halftime. The prices for the items range from $11 for a bracelet and $44 to $138 for a purse. In addition, candles made by women from Bright Endeavors will also be sold at the gate for $6 to $12.
All proceeds from the sales of these products will benefit New Moms, Inc., Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) and Moda Esperanza.
Tuesday, February 14
5:30 – 7 p.m.
United Center (Gate 6)
1901 West Madison Street – Chicago, IL
Through Moda Esperanza, women and single mothers in Honduras are empowered by earning a fair wage by turning recycled pop tabs into beautiful purses, belts, bracelets and other fashionable accessories. The charity is currently empowering 36 women in Honduras to make the products.
Moda Esperanza works with various organizations and individuals to collect the pop tabs and sells and ships the products through their partnership with Bright Endeavors.
New Moms, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission and purpose to enable, empower, and equip homeless and near-homeless teenage mothers and their children. New Moms, Inc. offers intensive internship opportunities through Bright Endeavors.
RMHC-CNI improves the health, well-being and education of children. The four Houses provide a “home away from home” to keep families together while their child is receiving medical treatment far from home.
The profits made from the sales of these products are 100% charitable. For more information on the charities benefiting from the sale of these items, please visit www.modaesperanza.com, www.newmomsinc.org, and www.rmhccni.org.