Did you know that domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime? That’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence. Yet, financial abuse happens in 98 percent of all cases of domestic violence and is one of the most powerful ways to control a survivor.
Join us for an informative twitter discussion sponsored by our friends at The Allstate Foundation to open the dialog about this important issue, and learn more about ways you can join them to help support the cause.
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Twitter Discussion
Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Time: 8-9 p.m. EST
Host: @MomTalkRadio (Maria Bailey, Founder of MomSelect)
In response to the staggering statistics, The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse program as a national symbol for domestic violence and financial abuse to raise awareness and get people to openly talk about this important issue. The program ignites fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is asking you to join the Challenge to support a nonprofit near you. Supporters can visit PurplePurse.com starting September 2 to make a donation through October 3. 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.
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.
During this inspiring discussion, you’ll have a chance to win a purple Coach purse ($198 value), along with several Purple Purse prize packs including a $25 Visa gift card, that we hope will help spark meaningful conversations among your friends and family about this important topic.
Click HERE to let us know you’re attending or just join in on the fun on the day of the party!
In addition to the hosts, be sure to follow @ResourcefulMom throughout the party for updates, prize information and contest details.