PURPLE PURSE CAMPAIGN
The primary reason domestic violence survivors remain in or return to an abusive relationship is because they don’t have the financial resources to break free and stay free.
That’s why the Purple Purse program was created – to raise public awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse, and get people talking about the issue. The purple purse is symbolic because purple is the color of domestic violence awareness and a purse represents a woman’s financial domain. The campaign will begin at 11:00 a.m. on October 1, 2015. Please support us in assisting victims to be free from abuse.
- All donations will be designated to the Emergency Assistance Fund, which is a collaborative effort of Holly's House, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Lampion Center and the YWCA.
- The Emergency Assistance Fund was initiated with a $25,000 gift from the Allstate Foundation in 2010. Since then, clients of our agencies have received over $23,000 in direct support for financial needs that otherwise would not have been addressed, or would have significantly hampered the individual's ability to establish independence from the abuser. 150 individuals or families have received assistance.
- Categories for assistance include: counseling, groceries, housing, legal advice, medical care, moving expenses, phones, relocation to other communities, safety needs (such as locks changed, doors/windows repaired), storage of personal belongings while in shelter/transition, transportation (gas, car repairs, vehicle registration) and utilities.
OUR INITIAL GOAL IS TO RAISE $20,000. Please give so that we may continue to fund victims in their time of crisis.