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Dress For Success South Central PA: Purple Purse Challenge

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THE STORY:

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this.

My name is Darren Shaw and I am on the Board of Directors of Dress For Success, South Central PA. Since 2006 our organization has help over 9,000 women get back on their feet and back into the workplace through apparel donations, interviewing and resume-building training, and a support network that stays with the individual throughout their new life and career. By helping these women, we help their estimated 18,000+ children by creating conditions where they are safe, clothed, and fed.

From October 1st through October 27th the Allstate Foundation is holding their Purple Purse Challenge - a campaign that challenges over 160 charitable organizations to raise awareness and funds that will be used to help stem the tide of domestic abuse in this country.

Abuse can be physical, emotional, and psychological. Religion, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, age - none are immune.

As we have been serving the women in our region, we have sadly discovered that well over 40% of our clients have experienced domestic abuse - and those are just the ones who felt comfortable sharing this information with us.

Our organization combats domestic abuse through economic empowerment. "Why don't they just leave?" You've heard this statement before, right? How can you "just leave" when you have no job, no means of income, and no alternative environment in which to love and protect your kids? We help open the door - we give them help to find a way out.

I realize that each of us and our employers are frequently asked for charitable donations. I would simply ask that if you strongly believe that this is a problem in our society that must stop, then give whatever you believe is appropriate and makes sense for your family. I'd be equally happy with $1 as I would with $100 or $1000.

And I would also sincerely appreciate you forwarding this link to family and friends if anbd only if you feel comfortable doing so.

Again, thank you for reading this.

Darren

$225

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • A Friend

    $25

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23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,763 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

DRESS FOR SUCCESS SOUTH CENTRAL PA

Amount Raised

$743

 

1% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

brenda godusky

Amount Raised

$320

Fundraiser Title

Darren Shaw

Amount Raised

$225

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gala Challenge

Amount Raised

$175

 

4% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Fluder

Amount Raised

$110

Fundraiser Title

LuAnn Bird

Amount Raised

$70

Fundraiser Title

Scarecrow Auction

Amount Raised

$36

Donor Comments

A Friend

A Friend

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago