Power of the Purse


Open your purse to reduce poverty in Lewis County...


To embrace the power and knowledge of women in our community, United Way of Lewis County will be hosting the 14th Annual Power of the Purse event on Tuesday, August 6th at 4:30pm at the Centralia College TransAlta Commons.

Power of the Purse is a unique fundraising event accessorized with all the things women love - designer purses, good company, a great cocktail, and fun! It also brings together women from all walks of life who want to make an impact in our community and celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy through United Way of Lewis County. From a raffle of fabulous prizes to a drawing for a designer purse, you and your friends will have the opportunity to enjoy great fashion and a night out on the town! This year's event theme is "A Day at the Derby" - dress to the nine's and embrace your inner Southern Belle like a day at the Kentucky Derby; fancy hats and fascinators encouraged! (but not required) 

By investing in United Way of Lewis County's vital poverty work, you are changing lives every day. YOU are an important piece of the puzzle in creating a healthy, vibrant Lewis County.


NEW this year!
United Way of Lewis County is accepting nominations for the

7th Annual 'Woman of Distinction’ Award

Do you know a local woman who is passionate about improving the lives of others by investing her time, talents and resources with United Way of Lewis County? Someone who gives of themselves before others and exhibits leadership, compassion, and commitment to serving those in need in Lewis County.

Nominations are now open and being accepted until July 1, 2019. CLICK HERE to fill out the nomination form.
Email back completed forms to

NOTE - tickets are SOLD OUT. Please call United Way at 360-748-8100 to be placed on the waiting list.

Walk away a WINNER at Power of the Purse! 

Interested in donating a lovely purse or service geared towards women to our Power of the Purse raffle? We're accepting donations to help raise funds for poverty reduction in Lewis County.

To donate an item, contact Angela French or download the DONATION FORM.

We Need You!
Event sponsorships are available and there are a variety of options ~ CLICK HERE for more information or call United Way at (360) 748-8100 to sign up.


Thank You to our 2019 Power of the Purse Sponsors!