Graybar Ontario Team Contributes Greatly to the Purse Project

Team lead, Stefanie Cosentino, Graybar Canada, Women’s Network-Ontario Region committee member, and Andrew Fitzpatrick, Graybar Canada, gathered their teams and really did an incredible job with purse donations.

The team donated over $500 in cash, which was matched by Graybar, and filled 27 purses, with the top 10 items needed and more.

Stefanie claims “it was an easy ask, for a worthwhile cause.  The team got really excited along with management regarding contributing to the Purse Project.  Purses were donated by staff, their sisters, and wives which made it easy to fill as many purses as we did. It was a great team effort over the past several weeks, and we are happy to contribute and to be a part of the spirit of giving, this holiday season”

EFC would like to thank Graybar for this huge contribution to the Purse Project.

To date, the following companies have also committed to supporting the Purse Project

  • Acuity Brands
  • Brady Canada
  • City Electric Supply
  • E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply Ltd.
  • Hammond Power Solutions Inc.
  • LEDVANCE Ltd. *Major Donor
  • Legrand Canada
  • OmniCable
  • Ouellet Canada Inc
  • Paul Wolf Lighting & Electrical Supply Ltd.
  • Sonepar Canada
  • Southwire Canada
  • Wesco Distribution Canada LP
  • Electro-Federation Canada

Women’s Network Ontario is Partnering with The Purse Project

This year, Women’s Network Ontario Chair, Lori Bagazzoli, Ledvance Ltd, and Vice Chair Sandra Tomassi, Ouellet Canada Inc., are pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Purse Project for the 2023 holiday season. As community ambassadors, The Purse Project will benefit so many women who are less fortunate and in great need of everyday items. The Purse Project was created in 2006 and has donated over 10,000 purses and other necessities to women shelters and other related charities.

How can EFC members support this initiative? The Purse Project has asked that EFC members fill a medium to large new or gently loved purse with all the following items. Every purse is reviewed as complete purses are donated.

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Deodorant
  4. Hand Sanitizer
  5. Body OR Hand Lotion
  6. Shampoo (or 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner)
  7. Body Wash (or bar soap with plastic holder)
  8. Socks
  9. Hat OR Scarf
  10. Mitts OR Gloves

To learn more about the Purse Project, click here.

To see what area organizations are supported through the campaign, click here.

Why not host your own company Purse Project? Have your team members bring in one item each and donate the full purse to a wonderful cause.

All items can be dropped off on November 15th at the EFC office located at 190 Attwell Drive, Suite 560, Toronto. Alternatively, you can bring the items to the EFC Ontario Region Holiday Reception on November 30th at Paramount EventSpace.

If you would like to schedule alternative delivery dates, please contact Jade Hosick at

Fill a Purse with LOVE and a Woman’s Heart with HOPE!

 For more details, please contact

Lori Bagazzoli, LEDVANCE Ltd., Women’s Network Ontario Chair at

Sandra Tomassi, Ouellet Canada Inc., Women’s Network Ontario Vice Chair at

Nathalie Lajoie, EFC Ontario Region Team Lead at