BENEFITING: Phoenix Project
EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2017
Want to help raise money and awareness in your own community??? Then, WE NEED YOU to help us with our Purple Purse Challenge.!!!!
All money raised & won stays right here in Front Royal / Warren County.
Here is the link to make your donation:
Please share with everyone you know :-)
The statistics on domestic violence are distressing, but they do offer one less visible but still equally important fact: If you are or were a victim of domestic violence - or know someone who is or was a victim of domestic violence and needs counseling and support - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It is NEVER your fault. Every day, victims who have suffered domestic abuse - maybe for days, maybe for years - find the strength and spirit that has been lying dormant inside them and reach out for help and healing.
In the spring of 2016 Phoenix Project received a call on the hotline from a very mild mannered, and soft speaking young woman. She was very hesitant to talk to anyone, but stated that she had found our number online. She knew she needed help, but didn't know how to ask or what kind of help she wanted. This young woman continued to call in sporadically for a few months, seeking validation for knowing that she wasn't crazy with the behavior her husband was exhibiting, and ideas on how to keep her and her kids safe.
One day the young woman called crying. She said that he had gone too far. The young woman's husband had choked her in front of their 9-month old daughter almost to the point of passing out while the other children played in the next room. She was then smacked several times and told that she was going to die later that night.
Over the next two months, she came in regularly to work on her plans and set herself up to be able to leave. When the day came, the Phoenix Project was able to put the woman and her children in a safe place and work to get them to a shelter in an area that her husband was not familiar with. The Agency was able to provide her and her children with clothes and food, as well as a phone. They were also able to provide her and her children transportation to the new shelter. Plans were made for her to apply for a protective order and custody, and a legal separation to begin divorce proceedings. The shelter that the young woman went to was able to provide her housing services that were able to get her into her own apartment, and assisted her with getting a job.
The young woman has successfully lived on her own for several months now, and despite efforts from her soon to be ex-husband, has been able to stay away from him. She recently called to once again say Thank you for saving her life.
Your donation will:
$25.00 = 1 hour of services for a victim
$50.00 = Food for a victim
$75.00 = 1 hour counseling for adult & 2 children
$100.00 = Food for a family
$125.00 = 1 night of SAFE housing
$150.00 = Locks changed on homes to provide safety and peace of mind
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is an annual fundraising competition in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nonprofit organizations serving domestic violence survivors around the U.S. compete to raise the most money. The top fundraisers have the opportunity to win grand prize cash donations totaling $700,000 from The Allstate Foundation.
Participating organizations, called Community Partners, in each division will compete for $350,000 in grand prizes and Bonus Challenges throughout the Challenge.
Each division's Challenge will run simultaneously from Monday, October 2 at 12 p.m. ET through Tuesday, October 31 at 1:59:59 p.m. ET.
The teams that raise the most online during the Challenge in each division will both win a $100,000 donation Second place winners will each win $50,000 Third place winners will each win $35,000 Fourth place winners will each win $20,000 Fifth place winners will each win $15,000 Sixth place winners will each win $10,000 Seventh place winners will each win $5,000 Plus, there will be Weekly Bonus Challenges in each division that offer extra opportunities for organizations to win another $115,000.
And, the best part of the Purple Purse Challenge is that even if Challenge partners don't win any of the grand prize money, each gets to keep the money raised during the campaign. It's a win-win that benefits survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse.