Shine On El Paso, Bags of Hope partner to donate to Stand with Estela Fund

Thursday morning, EPISD Trustee and Shine On El Paso Founder Freddy Klayel-Avalos announced a partnership with Bags of Hope, to benefit the Stand with Estela Fund.

Bags of Hope benefitting Stand with Estela Fund is a fundraising project created by Kristin Sizemore, breast cancer survivor, in collaboration with Shine On El Paso to help women battling breast cancer in the borderland.

The Bags of Hope committee comprised of Kristin Sizemore, Michelle McTague, and Angelica Zuniga is organizing the fundraising raffle of designer handbags. Shine On has been gathering designer bag sponsorships to cover the cost of the bags.

Excess donations and 100% of raffle ticket proceeds will go directly to the Stand with Estela Fund.

Raffle tickets are $20.00 each. With this small investment, you can help breast cancer fighters and enter to win a beautiful handbag.

Raffle ticket sales have begun and will continue through October 30.  Drawings will be done on Saturday, October 31 via Facebook and Instagram Live on the Shine On El Paso Facebook page.

Winners of the handbags will receive front door delivery immediately following the drawings.  For those who are out of town, bags will be shipped the same day.

“Last year, Kristin, Michelle, and Angelica in conjunction with the El Paso Apartment Association raised over $12,000 for the Stand with Estela Fund with the On Wednesday We Wear Pink campaign,” organizers shared. “This was just the beginning for this dynamic trio.”

Estela Casas, the founder of Stand with Estela Fund is a breast cancer survivor.  She created her fund with the support of friends when she was receiving her first chemo infusion. She wanted to do more for those battling breast cancer.

Stand with Estela raises funds with 100% of the proceeds going into the community to help women meet deductibles, pay for expensive prescriptions, wigs, electric bills, rides to chemo and so very much more.  Estela donates $20,000 annually to the Estela Casas Infusion Center For Hope and Healing at UMC to further help El Pasoans fighting cancer.

For more information about how you can make a donation or purchase raffle tickets for Bags of Hope, you can visit Shine on El Paso on Facebook at @ShineOnEP.