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2017 Shelter House Purple Purse Challenge

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financial abuse IS a form of domestic violence
October 12, 2017

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Stacey Piper

THE STORY:

I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Shelter House, a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness and domestic violence in Fairfax County.

    

In Fiscal Year 2017, across all programs, Shelter House served over 540 households comprised of over 1,600 individuals and was able to provide the means necessary to move 306 families into permanent housing.      

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About the Purple Purse Challenge:    

Held in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is a public awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at raising awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence and financial abuse and the need for resources to help survivors.  

Nonprofit organizations serving domestic violence survivors around the U.S. compete to raise money to provide life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build a safer life for themselves and their families. The top fundraisers have the opportunity to win grand cash donations totaling $350,000!   

The Purple Purse Challenge runs from Monday, October 2 at 12:00 pm through Thursday, October 31 at 1:59:59 pm.  

The team that raises the most online during the Challenge will win a $100,000 donation. 

Additionally, there will be Weekly Bonus Challenges that offer extra opportunities for Shelter House to win another $115,000.    

100% of all proceeds collected through our www.crowdrise.com/shelter-house-purplepurse2017 site will go directly to Shelter House and the clients we serve. We are competing with 220 nonprofit organizations nation-wide in this challenge, so help us be one of the top charities!      

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The Truth

1-in-4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. That is more women touched by violence than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combines. Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens in 99% of all domestic violence cases and is one of the most powerful ways to control a victim.    

The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to an abuse relationship is that they do not have the financial resources to break free.   

Physical abuse leaves bruises and scars. Financial abuse is an invisible weapon that traps victims in abusive relationships.

Domestic violence can be devastating to families, but the effects on entire communities runs even deeper. 

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Help Shelter House Win $100,000! 

Join Shelter House’s Purple Purse Challenge October 2 - October 31, and help women break free by donating today.  

Together we can make a difference!      

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How Your Donation Helps 

The #1 reason women in abusive relationship can’t “just leave” is because they are being financially abused. Help them escape their abusive relationship by donating to provide things such as:

Give $1,000: An Entire Months Rent 

Helping provide a roof over her and her children 

Give $500: A Credit Rebuilding Loan  

Enough to help her become a better candidate for housing and employment   

Give $250: Up to 1 Week of Child Care 

While she attends job interviews, work and classes   

Give $100: An Entire Month of Transportation 

To help her commute to job interviews, jobs, school etc.   

Give $50: Food for 1 Week 

Making it easier to care for herself and her children   

Give $25: An Entire Month of Counseling 

For a survivor    

You Choose: Any Amount will Help 

Her provide for legal services, food, child care, basic necessities, and more         

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Extra Incentive   

To further boost Shelter House's fundraising efforts, all donors who donated $250 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a Purple Purse & Clutch designed by tennis champion and Purple Purse ambassador, Serena Williams. 

Handcrafted from premium Italian leather, the limited-edition purse is valued at $400. “It’s sophisticated, but also spacious enough for carrying everyday essentials,” Williams says. “It is my hope that the lucky recipients of this handbag will wear it proudly as they help get the word out around this inspiring cause.”  

Additionally, all donors who make a donation of $50 or more, will be entered in a raffle to win a purple Kendra Scott Necklace and Nail Polish set values at over $85.

Support a great cause by donating $250 or more, and be entered for a chance to win this beauty. Compassion looks good on EVERYONE!  

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We also invite you to follow Shelter House on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and use the hashtag #ShelterHousePurplePurse, as well as participate in the many fun activities and events we have planned. Please visit our website at www.shelterhouse.org and search under our “Upcoming Events” section to learn more!        


$565

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sherry Ford

    $20

  • Tracy Hale Clark

    $50

  • Elizabeth Kramer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Smith family

    $50

  • Jason Piper

    $100

  • Abol Bahadori

     

  • Dale C

    $100

  • The Hunn Family

    $50

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38% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $11,615 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Shelter House, Inc.

Amount Raised

$8,155

Fundraiser Title

Purple Strategies

Amount Raised

$885

 

89% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Shaw

Amount Raised

$710

 

95% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacey Piper

Amount Raised

$565

 

38% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Goodwin

Amount Raised

$550

Fundraiser Title

Terace Patti

Amount Raised

$425

 

85% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Woody

Amount Raised

$275

Fundraiser Title

Paige Moore

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

The Hunn Family

The Hunn Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Dale C

Dale C

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Abol Bahadori

Abol Bahadori

1 year ago

Jason Piper

Jason Piper

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Smith family

Smith family

DONATION: $50

Thank you. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Elizabeth Kramer

Elizabeth Kramer

DONATION: $100

In tribute to all the survivors of domestic violence... 1 year ago

Tracy Hale Clark

Tracy Hale Clark

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sherry Ford

Sherry Ford

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

1 year ago