I made it!
October 25, 2016
BENEFITING: DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES INC 79 MAIN ST
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2016
As many - if not most - of you know, I have been involved with DASI (Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services) for over 25 years. I served as a board member for over 16 years, and was elected president - twice - which was how I learned never to miss a meeting!
I learned what a truly terrible scourge domestic violence is in our society, how far it reaches, and how it destroys lives - not only those of its victims, both male and female, but of their children and families, and how its effects pass from generation to generation.
I also learned much can be done, not only to help survivors but to educate the community as a whole and effect real change in the social environment that leads to abuse and violence.
I retired from the DASI board when David, my husband, retired from his paying job (grrr), but have remained active as a volunteer, mostly behind the scenes, producing community education materials and helping with fundraisers.
I could easily go on and on and on - and know I have done so with many of you (forgive me!), but please bear with me once more.
Financial control is one of the leading forces that prevent victims from leaving their abusers. Therefore, AllState began the Purple Purse Challenge as a national effort to raise money for organizations like DASI. The goal is to help them help their clients to become financially independent.
I am sending you this appeal because DASI is so important to me, and any amount - even $10 (that's the minimum) - that you contribute will help me reach my personal goal of $5,000.
Everyone who receives this from me has had a positive impact on my life, so please consider it a measure of my esteem that I am asking you for money!
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. I deeply appreciate both.
My very best to you all...
If you can, please share DASI's CrowdRise link on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.
If you want to learn more, please visit: www.dasi.org. Also, follow DASI on Instagram @dasiorg and Facebook, facebook.com/dasi805.