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Between Friends

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BENEFITING: BETWEEN FRIENDS

ORGANIZER: BETWEEN FRIENDS

EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2015

Bessie Benrus

THE STORY:

BETWEEN FRIENDS wrote -

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.

betweenfriendschicago.org

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Between Friends was established in 1986 as a grant-making organization, but the founders quickly recognized the critical need for more services for victims of domestic violence in the Chicago area. In 1991, they created Illinois’ first 24-hour crisis line (1-800-603-HELP). The line still exists, answering approximately 1,800 calls each year.  Since its founding, the organization has evolved to reflect the needs of individuals, families, and communities in Chicago.

To address the impact of domestic violence on children and adults, and prevent further violence in families and communities, Between Friends offers 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; and
  • Community Education.

Thank you for visiting our Purple Purse fundraising page and joining us as we work to build a community free of abuse.

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MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $23,742 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Yesenia Maldonado

Amount Raised

$3,585

Fundraiser Title

Anne Ray

Amount Raised

$2,495

 

125% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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BETWEEN FRIENDS

Amount Raised

$1,975

 

13% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Norton

Amount Raised

$1,927

 

193% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Bucciero

Amount Raised

$1,400

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Accardo

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sophia Kim

Amount Raised

$1,000

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