This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation.
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.
I definitely wanted to take part in spreading word on this campaign. A few of my friends have unfortunately dealt with domestic violence.Did you know?… Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined!!Domestic violence happens more than 145 times each hour in the U.S. On average,three women die every day as a result.Sad but true.Domestic violence is an issue that impacts millions, but few talk about it. Purple Purse helps people carry on conversations and pass information about domestic violence and financial abuse by placing the power directly into people’s hands with a purple purse.
Taking action against domestic violence is simple – Purple Purse: Pass It On.For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. They will give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse. A total of 1,300 Purple Purses have been given to champions for the cause including government officials, celebrities, media, bloggers,domestic violence organization leaders, local YWCAs, and Allstate employees and agents. To track where the purses are around the country and to see the donation progress, visit purplepurse.com. 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 visiting purplepurse.com and entering the code pictured down below.
Please take a minute out to pass the purse. That’s literally how long it will take. All you have to do is go on the website,enter the purse code pictured above and your zipcode. That’s it! $5 will be donated and it will make a huge difference in trying to stop the cycle of abuse!
*If you are dealing with domestic violence and need immediate help,call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.*