Did you know:
- 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence
- 1 in 3 women murder victims is killed by a partner
- women aged 20-24 are the MOST likely to be victims
- most domestic violence incidents are NEVER reported
- people tend to think of only physical abuse as domestic violence but financial abuse happen in 98% of all domestic abuse cases and is the way abusers keep victims trapped.
- you can help ensure that victims are not trapped in these situations by donating to purplepurse.com
- Allstate is investing more than half a MILLION dollars in the Purple Purse Challenge
Allstate is committed to help this and to try to change some of these staggering statistics! They have created the Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness and to get people to talk about physical, financial and verbal abuse. Allstate is asking you to visit their site and make a contribution to a non-profit near your between now and October 3rd, 2014. In addition to community/local contributions raised, The Allstate Foundation is investing nearly $650,000 in the Purple Purse Challenge - the more donations each nonprofit gets, the more it can compete for Allstate Foundation incentive funding.
"The Allstate Foundation has worked since 2005 to build the financial empowerment of domestic violence survivors and to help them get free and stay free from abuse. Seeing a significant gap in resources designed to assist survivors with financial challenges, The Allstate Foundation took action and partnered with leading national and local nonprofits to create this comprehensive program to provide resources, fund direct services and spread the word about domestic violence and financial abuse.To help bring this important program into the forefront, actress Kerry Washington will lend her voice to the cause as an ambassador. She has designed a limited-edition purple purse, which will be distributed to help raise awareness. In addition, The Allstate Foundation is producing 80,000 purse tassels to attach to your favorite purse as a continual sign of support. Each tassel is attached to a removable card featuring one of five inspiring survivor stories, being sent to Purple Purse challenge participants and agents."
Please educate yourself on domestic violence! Most likely this horrible crime is being committed to someone you know and love! Help put a stop to it now!
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