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Allstate's Foundation Purple Purse
September 29, 2016

Hi Everyone - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) which is a month devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state,  See more
Umi Grigsby

THE STORY:

I am so excited to announce that Between Friends has been chosen as a 2016 Purple Purse Community Partner! Sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, the Purple Purse Challenge seeks to raise public awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse. Because abuse often happens behind closed doors, it is important to understand the statistics that show just how many people are affected:

One in four women and one in seven men experience domestic violence at some point in their lives

99% of all cases of domestic violence include financial abuse. Victims are prevented from acquiring, using or maintaining financial resources. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship is that they don’t have the financial resources to break free.

Domestic violence affects us all. It costs the U.S. economy more than $8.3 billion each year, is the leading cause of family homelessness and the single largest category of calls received by local police.

The Campaign starts on September 28th at 12pm ET and a total of $325,000 will be given away to organizations in the Challenge. The organization that raises the most will receive a $100,000 donation. And, second through fifth place also get large cash donations ranging from $15,000-$50,000. My agency is ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $100,000 grand prize donation. 

As part of the #PurplePurse Campaign, Between Friends has its very own Crowdrise page (https://www.crowdrise.com/BetweenFriends-PurplePurse2016).  Here, you can donate directly to us. Each gift, no matter the size, enters us into various contests sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. Every dollar and every donor counts!

Thank you in advance for your support. 

S. Mayumi Grigsby

Board Member (Between Friends)
 

Between Friends wrote -

Since our founding in 1986, Between Friends has evolved from a volunteer-driven grassroots fundraising group, to a provider of comprehensive domestic violence services and prevention and education programming. Over the last 30 years, Between Friends has given hope to clients, students, nurses, doctors, police officers, teachers, parents, friends, families, and survivors for a community free of domestic violence.

Between Friends provides a safe, violence-free, supportive, self-help environment for individuals and families in crisis through the following programs and services:

  • 24-hour, toll-free crisis line 1-800-603-HELP
  • Individual, family and group counseling in English, Spanish, French and Arabic
  • Court Advocacy services at the Chicago Domestic Violence Courthouse and Rolling Meadows Courthouse
  • Teen dating violence prevention program, Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope (REACH) for middle and high school-aged kids
  • Healthcare Education Project
  • Community Education.

In FY16, we served 10,562 unduplicated individuals through our Crisis Intervention & Support Services and Prevention & Education Programs. This number is an 8.1% increase over our projected 9,770 indiduals served and includes 2,328 crisis hotline calls, 301 counseling clients, 804 Court Advocacy Clients, 5,274 REACH youth, 658 REACH adults, and over 1,200 community partners and healthcare staff who participated in domestic violence prevention and education trainings.

Thank you for visiting our Purple Purse fundraising page and joining us as we continue to change the lives of individuals and entire communities every day.  

 

$275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Attorney Shauna Segadelli Hoogendoorn

     

  • Bryan

    $10

  • David Rich

    $100

  • Karina Bhaiwala

     

  • Laura Misumi

    $25

  • Yesenia Maldonado

    $25

  • Clara Williams

    $20

  • Umi

     

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    $50

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The Team: $48,604 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Between Friends

Amount Raised

$8,975

 

26% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yesenia Maldonado

Amount Raised

$5,475

Fundraiser Title

Anne Ray

Amount Raised

$4,000

 

200% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Stone

Amount Raised

$3,750

 

125% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Lizzie Hendren

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

163% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Bucciero

Amount Raised

$1,125

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Cathy Carmody

Amount Raised

$975

Donor Comments

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D

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Umi

Umi

2 years ago

Clara Williams

Clara Williams

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Yesenia Maldonado

Yesenia Maldonado

DONATION: $25

Mayumi, thank you for joining the Between Friends board of directors. We are thrilled to have you share your talents to help individuals, families, and communities become safer. 2 years ago

Laura Misumi

Laura Misumi

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Karina Bhaiwala

Karina Bhaiwala

2 years ago

David Rich

David Rich

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Bryan

Bryan

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Attorney Shauna Segadelli Hoogendoorn

Attorney Shauna Segadelli Hoogendoorn

2 years ago