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Chevere purse collection for Dress for Success project underway

UXBRIDGE – Chevere, the Place to Bead, will once again be the place to bring your new or slightly-used pocketbooks during the month of June.

For the ninth year in a row, owner Pat DeVries will celebrate her June birthday by asking customers and friends to donate their purses to the Dress for Success Worcester program, helping local women look their best for job interviews.

The first year Ms. DeVries began what is now an annual tradition, she collected 50 purses. Last year, donations reached 365. It’s clear that the word has gotten around. “People started bringing them in in May,” she said.

Ms. DeVries will accept donations until Saturday, July 6, this year, and on that date, she plans an official celebration, complete with refreshments and a big sale on clothing and beads.

Chevere, the Place to Bead, is located at 336 Main Street in Uxbridge. Hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 508-278-5566


                                                                                                         Barbara Van Reed