Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October is Domestic Violence Awarness Month --Start Passing the Purple Purse...


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

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I have some important information to share with you as well as a great way for you to help spread the word about it! 

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 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. and on average, 3 women die every day as a result. 

Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the #1 indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship!

The statistics are staggering, yet only about half of Americans say they would know how to help a victim of domestic violence if they had to!



Today we can help by passing around the Purple Purse -- the Allstate Foundation's symbol for domestic violence which proudly represents a woman's way to escape the cycle of abuse by gaining financial independence. Now in it's 3rd year, the Allstate Foundation's PurplePurse 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.

There are 1,300 purple purses filled with domestic violence information and facts being distributed and passed around 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

If you don't receive a real purple purse, don't worry you can still help out with this great cause and help spread the word about domestic violence awareness by passing on a Virtual Purple Purse...

All you have to do is visit and enter the pass code above to start passing this purse!

It will only take you a minute to pass the purple purse on and by doing so you never know who you might be helping get out of a terrible situation! By sharing the information you might also be educating someone else on the signs of domestic violence abuse and awareness and in return they will be able to help someone they know in need!



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