Monday, September 15, 2014

The Purple Purse Challenge - NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is having a fundraiser. It's the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge.  NHCADSV is the only NH organization participating in the challenge. The scoop: 

The Allstate Foundation is launching The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraising campaign for charities benefiting domestic violence survivors. 

Everything launches on Tuesday, September 2nd at 12:00pm ET and runs through Friday, October 3rd at 11:59:59am ET. 

- The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $100,000 donation 

- Second place gets $75,000

- Third gets $50,000 

- Fourth gets $25,000 

- Fifth through Tenth place each get $10,000 

And, there will be weekly Bonus Challenges for charities to win up to another $80,000. 

And, the best part of the Challenge is that even if you don't win any of the grand prize money, you get to keep the money you raise during the campaign. So, so great. 

By donating to NHCADSV between now and October 3, you can help the Coalition raise even more money to do their vital work. The awareness of domestic violence is heightened right now with professional athletes involved in domestic violence cases. 

Most of us know this is a problem. A boyfriend once dislocated my jaw. I've had 3 stalkers, one who stalked me off and on for 10 years. Domestic violence recently re-entered my life in a vivid and personal way. (I'll have more to say about that in the months ahead.) Please help the NH Coalition. They do important work, they lobby against bad legislation and for good legislation - the kind that protects the rights of victims. And lets be clear - both women and men can be victims of DV. 

For more than 35 years, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has been working to create safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention, and empowerment for anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women, and the number one reason victims remain in relationships with their abusers is that they lack the financial resources to break free. We're taking action to stop financial abuse, but we need your help. The Coalition is the only New Hampshire organization participating in the Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge and we're using this opportunity to leverage your donations with corporate dollars to fund our economic empowerment work. With your help we could even win $100,000!
The odds are high that you have a friend, a relative, or a neighbor that has been abused. Please donate generously to our  friends at the NH Coalition so that they can continue to help everyone who needs help. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic this serious and deeply invasive issue is being raised loud and clear. Very sorry and unhappy to read you dealt with something ugly Susan and hope you are well and recovering and receiving good support. I dealt with this issue back in the 80's and very early 90's when police (this was in RI) were incredibly disdainful and dismissive, almost humorous of my predicament. Sadly, doubt if much has changed particularly in that state.