2020 Purses With Purpose

Register NOW for Virutal Event!


This year, your favorite summer soiree is going virtual and you get to choose how you join the celebration!
This fun and lively online event will feature cameo appearances by FIREd up friends and sensational supporters who
bring our mission of inclusive education to life. We’ll offer a shopping/bidding showcase filled with dazzling designer bags, fun totes and practically every style of purse you can imagine. Jewelry and accessories, too. As a sponsor, you can host your own watch party with friends at your home! Bid, buy and be happy at this virtual event!

We look forward to enjoying this evening with ladies 21 years and older.

Our Mission

To provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education in their home parish schools and diocesan high schools.


Our Story

The FIRE Foundation was founded in 1996 by parents who shared a dream: for their children with special needs to attend Catholic schools with their siblings and friends. Since then, nearly $5 million have been raised and thousands of children have benefited from the blessings that inclusive education provides. In the 2019-20 academic year, with support from generous donors, FIRE is granting $520,000 to 14 schools. FIRE grants enhance staffing and resources and create learning environments where children of all abilities grow together – academically, spiritually and socially.