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It began as a way for women to help women, to lift each other up, even in this frenzied holiday season. And, for Sally Miller and her daughter, it began with one simple Pinterest pin.

“My daughter and I were looking for some way to give back, something to do,” the Chadds Ford woman said about herself and her daughter, Kyra. “We actually found a post on Pinterest. It was a picture of a post. On the front of the purse, (it said,) ‘You want to do something nice for someone? Grab that old purse, fill it with toiletries and hand it to a homeless woman when you see her.’”

Part of the Mummers culture is doing things for charity. Kim Meehan, one of the captains of the Two Street Stompers, said they had just finished raising $1,000 for breast cancer and were brainstorming for another project when Miller suggested the Purses Full of Hope.

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