FamilyMeans 12th Annual 

 FamilyMeans on-line auction event! 

Beginning at noon on Thursday, June 11th | Auction closes at noon on Sunday, June 14th 

Our Power of the Purse event brings together local individuals for a silent auction of beautiful purses and specialty items!

We hope you can join us (virtually) – and open your own purse – to generously benefit FamilyMeans programming and thousands of individuals and families. 

 Stay up to date on the latest Power of the Purse news by following us on our Facebook page.

 click here to register for the online event


As public health needs continue to evolve, the Board of Directors and POP Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person fall event and instead hold a Power of the Purse on-line auction

Our brightest event since 2009, we had looked forward to gathering again and celebrating together this spring before President Arba-Della Beck's retirement. Yet, the safety of our guests is paramount for FamilyMeans, just as it is for the people we serve across our core programs. 

 We remain grateful to all those who help us continue to be a resource for those facing challenges. Our programs are even more important during the current crisis. Funds from POP Online, will still help support our multi-service programming and the over 15,000 people the agency serves each year.

** Please come back to this webpage and/or follow FamilyMeans on Facebook for information  about how to participate or promote the Power of the Purse online auction.**

 Thank you for your understanding and Consideration. 


The FamilyMeans Power of the Purse Committee 

Kristin Forsythe | Katie Harris | Kerry Hazelton | Marissa Lucio | Katie McNulty
Melena Nelson | Birgitte Nielsen | Kathy Pearson | Jennifer Snyder | Riley Watson | Sarah Zeller


 This decision was made with the health and safety of our guests in mind as we respond to COVID-19. 
Questions? Please contact Melena Nelson at or 651-789-4029.