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Help FreeFrom win $100,000 before October 25th!

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October 25, 2016

YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much for your donation!!! You have helped us raise a whopping $115,000. We are the smallest, youngest organization  See more
Koorosh Rassekh

THE STORY:

I am raising money to support this amazing organization, FreeFrom, that was founded and is run by my dear friend, Sonya Passi. FreeFrom is incredibly fortunate to be competing for a $100,000 cash prize and they need our help!

Without a way to rebuild financially, survivors typically won’t leave an abuser. If they do, they risk homelessness, losing custody of their children, or having to return to their abuser. Often, survivors will visit shelters several times but never actually be able to afford to leave for good or build safe lives for themselves and their children. 

That’s where FreeFrom comes in. They’re looking past crisis intervention to violence prevention, by helping survivors achieve financial stability so that they can leave and never have to go back. This is how we will break the cycle of violence against women in the US. 

From September 28th - October 25th, they are participating in the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse campaign, a fundraising challenge that is exclusively open to domestic violence organizations. The organization that raises the most money through Crowdrise during this 4 week challenge will win $100,000. 

Here’s what they would do with the money if they won: 

1. Launch their national civil legal program that will, for the very first time, provide survivors with the opportunity to hold their abusers financially accountable. Domestic violence costs $8.3Bn annually, and survivors bear the brunt of this burden. It’s time to put the responsibility back on the abuser. 

2. Launch their entrepreneurship program in four cities, to help survivors to start their own small businesses. They’ll offer business plan consulting, marketing training, mentorship, counseling, branding, legal services, and seed funding to help survivors get their businesses off the ground and to a point of self-sufficiency.

Help them unleash the potential that survivors have not just to survive, but to thrive. 

For more information visit their website or contact their founder, Sonya Passi at sonya.passi@freefrom.org 

Thanks so much for reading, sharing, and donating :) 

 

$1,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • noury makabeh

     

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5% Raised of $25,000 Goal

The Team: $139,975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sonya Passi

Amount Raised

$66,022

 

55% Raised of $120,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Trivia and Tequila Night SF

Amount Raised

$31,385

 

157% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chani Nicholas

Amount Raised

$9,548

 

101% Raised of $9,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colin Cabral

Amount Raised

$7,020

 

128% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Herrick Kassabian

Amount Raised

$6,950

 

139% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Boalties for FreeFrom

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Field

Amount Raised

$3,150

 

57% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Merritt Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,705

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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