Step by Step Breakfast Event 6/19/14

step-by-stepOn Thursday morning, while most people were still sleeping or relaxing with their morning coffee, the ARC team was starting our day bright and early at the Volunteers of America’s Celebration of Women. The breakfast event was held to benefit the Step by Step program and to celebrate the courage and strength of the women it serves. (more…)

Ballington Booth


Maud Ballington Booth was the embodiment of compassionate strength and courage. Together with her husband, she began Volunteers of America in 1896 and worked tirelessly to “reach and uplift all people.” Today, Volunteers of America is a premier non-profit human service organization that serves 6,000 men, women and children annually in Upstate New York. (more…)

Amelia Earhart

Amelia_Electra_0[1]“Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” ― Amelia Earhart

On this date in 1932, after enduring high winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems, Amelia Earhart’s plane touched down in Ireland. The completion of the 14 hour, 56 minute flight made Earhart the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. What better day to introduce The Earhart Bag, the newest addition to the “Purse with a Purpose” collection. Out this September, the leather shopper will feature Earhart’s quote, “The most effective way to do it, is to do it”.