Every year, the Rochester Salvation Army Ministry comes together to collect name brand and designer purses, fill them with all kinds of goodies, and hold a purse sale in support of The Salvation Army sponsorship program of children in African nations. This program supplies two children each year with school supplies, clothing, and other necessities. This event is open to the public. Purse donations are accepted at both the North and South Salvation Army Stores, and at the Rochester Salvation Army Communtiy Center at 20 First Avenue NE. Please call Major Paulette Frye at 507-288-3663 with any questions.