BENEFITING: Agape Child Development Center
ORGANIZER: Agape Child Development Center
EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge
I am Dr. Diane Thibodeaux, Founder of Agape 24 Hour Child Development and the OASIS of Love Crisis Intervention Program. I invite all of my fellow Clergy, family, and friends to help me continue saving the lives of victims of domestic violence and financial abuse. When I started this journey in 1986, I noticed that many victims in the faith community were invisible. They carried the weight of their abuse and kept out of sight while suffering in silence out of the reach of mainstream victim service providers. OASIS was established to bridge that gap for victims, their children, and their abusers. Since 1986, OASIS has provided crisis counseling, survivor support, legal advocacy, financial empowerment, emergency services (shelter access, food, transportation, supportive housing, and clothing) to more than 2,600 women and their children. Children have been eye witnesses to the family violence, often as secondary victims. Your dollars will help us further our much needed work against domestic violence and financial abuse. My Purple Purse Campaign goal is $5,000.00. Renowned actress, Kerry Washington is the Allstate Foundation spokesperson whose purple purse design is being used in this fundraising challenge. To help me reach my goal, a donation of $300 or more, will get your name entered into a drawing for Kerry’s exquisitely designed purse. I am asking you to make a minimum online donation of $30.00 which is sure to help me reach my goal. Thank you so much for help.