Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pass the Purple Purse to Help End Domestic Violence #PurplePurse #ad #sponsored

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

 Did you know this staggering fact…. domestic violence happens more than 145 times each hour in the United States? On average, three women die every day as a result of this abuse, this is terrible, and something has to be done about it.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. A month that is designated to educate and let everyone know about domestic violence. Sure this is a topic that not many like to talk about, but this is not an issue that can be swept under the rug anymore. The abuse statistics are so very high, and they cannot be ignored.  

Did you know that  1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic violence in her lifetime. Unfortunately a close friend of mine fell victim to domestic violence, and it nearly cost her, her life. After this horrible experience, she took a stand and left her abuser, this was a terrible abuse and she was lucky to be alive. I was so very proud that she took the stand and gave up her former life and started new to get away from her abuser, and she is living a safer and happier life now.  If you know someone in an abusive relationship, please give them the number to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for safety planning, assistance and resources. They are there to help!

 It is time to take a stand against domestic violence today.  This October there will be 1,300 purple purses filled with domestic violence information and facts will be distributed throughout 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. Are you ready to raise awareness to help end domestic violence? 1/3 of Americans have never talked about domestic violence. It is time to Start now! Pass It On, tell your friends take a stand. If you have someone in your life that is a victim of domestic violence it is time to help.

Here are some facts about domestic violence

  • Domestic violence is an issue that impacts millions, but few talk about it. Purple Purse helps people carry on conversations and pass information about domestic violence and financial abuse by placing the power directly into people’s hands with a purple purse.
  • Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.  
  • A majority of Americans agree that domestic violence is tough to talk about. More than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue with family or friends and Purple Purse provides a conversation starter.
  • Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship.
  • For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. We’ll give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse.

 It is time to break the cycle of domestic violence, we can all help! Are you ready to make a difference, then it is time to pass the purse. There will be some physical purple purses that will be passed across the country but if you do not get one of those purses, you can pass a virtual purse. What is so special about a purple purse? The Purple Purse was created because a purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and purple is the national color of domestic violence awareness. Purple Purse, now in its third year, helps people carry on conversations and pass along information about domestic violence and financial abuse by placing the power directly into people’s hands with a purple purse. 

Now it is time for you all to pass the virtual purse and donate. How does the virtual code work, what do you have to do?  It's simple just check out my (003) purple purse code. Then  visit and enter in the code you see below, along with your zip code between now and the end of October and The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to the YWCA for domestic abuse programs – up to $350,000! It is so easy, and it is for a great cause, be sure to pass the purse!

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Turning the Clock Back said...

This is such a wonderful cause to raise awareness about. I wish more parent would discuss issues like this with their teens so maybe we could nip it in the bud early!

Jennifer said...

This is a really great resource, thanks for the information. Domestic violence is absolutely tragic, and I'm so glad that there are organizations and people out there to help!

Mariah @ said...

What a great movement! A relative of mine was a victim of domestic violence for many, many years.

Unknown said...

I love this campaign! Definitely a great way to pay it forward. I've passed my purse!

Cinny said...

I went and entered the code. It's such an important cause. No one should have to suffer alone.

tm said...

What an awesome cause to support!

Tara said...

This is awesome! They will hit the $350k goal too since they are so close and that is so great!

BrettBMartin said...

i applaud allstate for this campaign and think it's awesome they are helping support victims of domestic violence

Aimee Smith said...

Wow, what a great cause! Thank you for raising awareness!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome cause, I'm surprised I have not heard of this until today!

Stefani @ said...

What a great cause. The more awareness on the topic the better. :)

MrsAshley said...

This is a great cause and one that's very close to my heart!

Unknown said...

Wow, I'm surprised {and horrified} that it's that prevalent. What a great cause!

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