PICTURES: Handbags for Hope raises money for foster children in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Great Circle in Springfield raised thousands of dollars Thursday at its Handbags of Hope event.

Leigh Moody emceed the luncheon at the White River Conference Center. A lucky few son special handbags during an auction and drawing.

Great Circle raised around $120,000 at the event. That money will benefit nearly 4,000 foster children in southwest Missouri.