Women veterans, military members, and other organizations gathered for this noteworthy event to raise awareness to support women veterans and their families.
What do you get when you put the leading retail store TJ Maxx, an award-winning nonprofit organization Jackets for Jobs (JFJ), and Michigan women veterans together? You get an initiative called “A Purse with a Purpose”. For the last several years, TJ Maxx and JFJ have partnered to show their appreciation to women veterans by giving hundreds of extravagant purses with a gift card attached.
“We want to let the veterans know how much we appreciate their service to this country,” states Karen Hume, District Manager for TJ Maxx. Alison Vaughn, Founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, knows the road ahead for veterans is not an easy one as she states, “As the daughter of a deceased veteran, this project is near and dear to me.”