Safer Futures, Portage County’s only Domestic Violence Shelter, will be hosting the eighth annual Hope in a Handbag fundraiser from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Overlook in Twin Lakes.

The event will once again feature a silent auction including an array of new and gently used handbags, purses, and clutches. Many of the donated items include high-fashion designer bags to classic vintage bags. Included in this year’s array of purses, there will be Chanel, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Liz Claiborne, Michael Kors, Prada, Vera Bradley, Simply Vera Wang and many more.

Available for raffle will be several gift baskets. This year, Safer Future’s hopes to raise $20,000, which will be used to assist families seeking services and to continue making improvements to the shelter for families to enjoy.

Safer Futures is still accepting purse donations for the event. Anyone who has a new or gently used high fashion or designer handbag to donate, may drop it off at 705 Oakwood St, Suite 221, Ravenna. Sponsors are also needed for the event. Sponsoring includes varying numbers of free tickets to the event depending on the level of sponsorship selected. To become a sponsor, contact Safer Futures at 330-673-2500.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Safer Futures at 330-673-2500 or through fcsserves.org/event/hope-in-a-handbag/. Space is limited to the first 200 tickets sold.