Finding Enid with LOVE is more than just a personal passion (some might say, "obsession"). The day to day practice of "purse anthropology" calls for many different tasks. Searching for bags and parts, researching works and reaching out to those who knew Enid Collins -- including travel -- take effort, time and money. Participating in conferences and other events also incurs expenses.
The project is funded in part through profits from the Museum Shop but primarily through my own personal funds. And there's no understating the challenges of doing academic anthropological work without the financial relationship of a university or other organization. Your financial and other philanthropic support could help the project thrive and succeed in its loftiest goals.
Please consider sharing Enid Collins items or a little "glad money" with Finding Enid with LOVE. Your donation will be tax deductible, and the appreciation of Enid Collins fans everywhere beyond measure!
Do you have an Enid Collins bag or two gathering dust in a closet? A stash of jewels forgotten under your bed? A collection you've spent a lifetime building, and want to see placed in the best possible hands? Consider donating an item or collection to the project. Your donation will be tax deductible.
Funds go toward expenses for raising public awareness about Enid Collins and her work, completing research and other anthropological work and building the permanent collection, which will eventually be transferred or otherwise made available to museums and other nonprofit organizations.
What better way to practice a little philanthropy than scoring a vintage Enid Collins bag? Browse the Museum Shop for authentic vintage box purses, canvas totes, jewels and more. While purchases are not tax deductible at this time, profits go toward research and other work associated with the Finding Enid with LOVE project.
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