In light of the current health issues impacting our lives, it is with a full appreciation of the incredible support from each of our sponsors, donors and supporters that we are rescheduling our annual fundraiser Hope in a Handbag to Thursday, August 27, 2020.

The decision was made to ensure that we prioritize the health and well-being of all. On behalf of the Honorary Chair, Dayna O’Reilly, Event Committee, Board of Directors, staff and all of our volunteers, we want to thank you for your understanding and support.

We are excited to see you all on August 27th at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, when together we celebrate with hundreds of designer handbags and jewelry – and support children in foster care. 

Please contact Kimberly Johnson, Director of Special Events at 314-367-8373 or by email at with any questions that may arise. 

Hope in a Handbag

Rescheduled to August 27, 2020, 6pm-9pm

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac | 1335 S Lindbergh Blvd, Frontenac, MO 63131

Hope in a Handbag is the best night out in town! Hundreds of people enjoying specialty drinks, yummy appetizers and gourmet chocolates while bidding on gorgeous, designer handbags – what could be better? There will be hundreds of handbags with venerable names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Cole Haan, Tory Burch, and so many more. After all, what fashionable person wouldn’t love to add a designer handbag to their collection – and help kids impacted by foster care?

Dayna O’Reilly is the 2020 Honorary chair of Hope in a Handbag. Dayna is wife of St. Louis Blues Forward Ryan O’Reilly.

Raffle Tickets: $25 or 5 for $100

Win a Saint Laurent Lou Crossbody Bag valued at $1,250


By sponsoring Hope in a Handbag, you are supporting the work of the Coalition and directly impacting the lives of children in foster care. We cannot continue this vital work without you.

Couture Sponsor


Includes 12 VIP reservations

*Tax Credits Available

Designer Sponsor


Includes 8 VIP reservations

*Tax Credits Available

Boutique Sponsor


Includes 6 VIP reservations

*Tax Credits Available

Vintage Sponsor


Includes 4 VIP reservations

*Tax Credits Available

Trendy Sponsor


Includes 2 VIP reservations

*No tax credits available