Did you know that domestic violence affects one in every four women in their lifetime? That’s more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Allstate Foundation launched the Purple Purse campaign. The Purple Purse donates money to the YWCA for programs that support victims of domestic violence and build financial empowerment. The YWCA is the largest provider of comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children nationwide.
Speak Up, Speak Out
A majority of Americans agree that domestic violence is tough to talk about. More than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue with family or friends. Physical abuse is the type of domestic violence most commonly discussed, but what many people don’t realize is that women who are victims of domestic violence are usually subject to financial abuse as well. They often face financial restrictions and are given limited access, if any, to bank accounts, important documents, and information about shared assets.
If you need immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
I received a purple purse which contains information about the Purple Purse Project and talking points about domestic violence. I will be passing my Purple Purse to my family and friends and encouraging them to log in to PurplePurse.com to register the purse using the code located inside the purse. For every person that registers the purse the Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to the YWCA.
You can help by virtually passing the purse.
VIRTUALLY PASS THE PURSE
Visit www.PurplePurse.com and enter my purse code: 01311 and your zip code to register your purse.
Each time a virtual purse is shared or re-shared, a $5 donation will be made to YWCA.
Please Tweet, Share on Facebook, or other social media channels about this great campaign.
Feel free to use these post or the share buttons located at the top of this post:
Tweets: “RT if you’re ready to stop the silence! Spread the word about Domestic Violence when you pass a #PurplePurse”
Facebook: “Throughout October, share these virtual Purple Purses to raise awareness about domestic violence. Every time you pass it on, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to help. Pass it on! http://on.fb.me/UHc3i6”
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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.