"Wednesday, mid-day, the Indianapolis Arts Garden at Circle Center Mall was bustling with the hum of eager shoppers. This was not your typical day at the mall, however. Folding tables sporting a vast array of multicolored and funky shaped bags were set up on either side of a runway and stage awaiting a fashion show. It was the 2nd Annual Bags2Riches, a fundraising event to aid the Trusted Partners Organization in their mission to prevent homelessness in Indianapolis. Designers from Carmel, IN, to Mannington, WV, all the way down to Rex, GA, donated their handmade bags to the fundraiser.
All of the bags were first put up on line for voting, to allow voters a chance to determine which ten bags would be up for raffle the day of the event. On that day, attendees were able to purchase as many raffle tickets or