Handbags for Hope


Our 17th Annual Handbags for Hope campaign launches March 18th, 2024 and will conclude April 15th, 2024. Thank you to our 2024 Handbags for Hope Title Sponsor, Zinda Law Group, for making this year's campaign possible!

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Collecting NEW purses, gender-neutral totes, and diaper bags for survivors across Texas. This campaign helps to lead those experiencing power-based abuse to safety and free legal and social services.

Each bag is fitted with a discreet tag that lists TAP's toll-free legal line 800-374-HOPE, safety planning information, and information about our free life-saving legal and social services. All bags are then distributed to shelters, clinics, and crisis centers across Texas.


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Zinda Law Group is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with a mission to ensure justice for all regardless of wealth. With offices across Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida, their team of experienced attorneys licensed in 10+ states provide aggressive, personalized, and high-quality legal representation, guiding clients through all phases of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, and jury trials. With a commitment to standing up for clients' rights, Zinda Law Group assists in navigating the financial and legal challenges that arise from personal injury and wrongful death cases.

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A handbag or tote represents something deeply private to its owner − a kind of survival kit for life in a modern world. For those experiencing power-based abuse, it may also serve as a life-saving utility. Over 49,000 bags have been distributed to survivors across Texas since the campaign launched 17 years ago.

For the first time in 2019, TAP began distributing bags to hospitals, making them available to survivors of rape. After a survivor goes through a rape exam they often have to leave behind clothing and belongings, an extremely dehumanizing experience. Leaving the hospital with your belongings in a new bag versus a plastic bag, not only gives some dignity back, but also hope and trust in the agency’s free services.

In 2021, in addition to the hospital and sexual assault service expansions, TAP began serving new parents and caregivers by collecting and processing brand new diaper bags. These diaper bags contain the same legal toolkits and are distributed to healthcare partners for their patients. This expansion hopes to reach at-risk moms-to-be as pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to domestic abuse.

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