Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Campaign

Hi Guys, I have something great to share with you all-- And a way that all my readers can help too! :) 

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Purple Purse, The Allstate Foundation’s symbol for domestic violence, proudly represents a woman’s way to escape the cycle of abuse by gaining financial independence.  Now in its third year, The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse campaign has pledged to donate up to $350,000 to the YWCA for programs designed at assisting survivors of domestic violence and other women in need.
 As many know, domestic violence affects 1 in 4 woman in their lifetime, more than Ovarian, Breast and Lung cancer COMBINED. 
 While it may be a hard topic to talk about, it is a topic that NEEDS to be talked about. We need to share support and help those and programs that deal with Domestic Violence. Generally speaking financial problems are one of the main reasons people will stay in an abusive relationship.....
  • For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. We’ll give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse.
  • Taking action against domestic violence is simple - Purple Purse: Pass It On.
    o   1,300 purple purses filled with domestic violence information and facts will be distributed throughout the U.S. Each purse has a goal of being passed between family, friends, community leaders, celebrities, media, and Allstate employees and agents sparking important conversations and raising awareness. The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 each time a purse is passed and checked-in at PurplePurse.com.

    o   Visit PurplePurse.com to follow the purple purses on their journey around the country, track the YWCA’s progress toward their goal to earn $350,000 from The Allstate Foundation and get tips to help you start talking about domestic violence. 

    If you don’t get your hands on one of the purple purses that are being passed around the country, you can still help by logging onto Facebook.com/PurplePurse and sharing a virtual purple purse. (Our Virtual Purse is Listed above Code:0030)

    Thanks for all your help guys! This is a great way to raise some much needed funds for those in domestic abuse situations and it is completely free! Be sure to tell friends and pass our virtual purse around so we can see how far it travels! Can't wait to see how far it goes! Thanks again! 

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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