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Power of the Purse is an annual fundraising event benefitting the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center (BVRC). BVRC is a non-profit outpatient therapy clinic dedicated to the mission of helping people with disabilities lead independent lives. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are provided by a professional, caring staff. BVRC is the only local source of charitable rehabilitation for patients. Seventy percent of the patients served at BVRC are underinsured or uninsured.

The Power of the Purse combines fun and philanthropy in the most inviting way; harnessing the literal power of our collective purses to do good, while shopping for a designer purse or fashion experience. This 11th annual Power of the Purse will be held Saturday, April 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. The event will include both a live and silent auction, a raffle, with a dinner, a cash bar and an exciting program. This year’s event will be emceed by Karla Castillo, from KBTX.

The raffle sponsored by Montelongo’s Fine Jewelry will be a pair of gorgeous 2.8 carat diamond hoop earrings valued at $7,000. Tickets are $50, or 3 for $100, and are available in advance of the event. You need not be present to win.

With a legacy of more than 60 years serving the community, BVRC continues to be the only agency providing services to patients (and their families) without regard to reimbursements or ability to pay. So, we are hoping to make this 11th Power of the Purse the best one yet, exponentially. All the funds raised are used to provide charitable care to patients at the BVRC for their therapies.

“We are grateful to our loyal participants and welcome newcomers every year,” says Crystal Garcia-Williams, Event Co-Chair. This year’s sponsors include: Title Sponsor Stylecraft Builders, Montelongo’s Fine Jewelry, Briaud Financial Advisors, the Bubba Moore Memorial Group, Superior Healthplan, Fred and Sue Ellen Davis with Davis& Davis Lawyers, Commerce National Bank, Hawkwood Energy, and the list is growing. Sponsorship packets are available on the website at or by emailing

“The needs of the Brazos Valley continue to outpace the resources, both in terms of people that need care as well as the dollars that go to charitable giving and medical reimbursements,” says Crystal Garcia-Williams. The Power of the Purse helps compensate for this growing disparity and reminds us of the difference BVRC is making in people’s lives every day.

Join us! For ticket information, go to and click on Power of the Purse 2020. If you have questions or want to inquire about how you can help, please contact us at

For more information about the BVRC visit
WHAT: Power of the Purse
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

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