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Mary Downes' Fundraiser:

2016 HAVEN Purple Purse Challenge

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BENEFITING: HAVEN

ORGANIZER: HAVEN

EVENT: The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge 2016 Division II

EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2016

Mary Downes

THE STORY:

HAVEN's mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking, and to support and empower women, men, youth, and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.

For so many victims of absue, financial dependence is a barrier to leaving their abusive partner. In fact, control over the household finances is used as a means of keeping victims off balance. It doesn't have to be this way. 

At HAVEN, our advocates and educators provide financial literacy skills including budgeting, planning for short and long term goals, and putting funds aside in case of emergency. The ultimate goal is financial stability. 

One of our clients shared this with us:

I was left with bruises as I ran from a domestic violence situation. I left my home for a new beginning. I was in a horrific situation that no person should ever experience - let alone  with a little girl.

I learned so much from the staff working with me on the importance of being finically stable. I had NO financial knowledge prior to going to HAVEN, honestly I had a love/hate relationship with money! As a single mother of a little girl, I am proud to say that I continue to use the skills that I learned and have checking and saving accounts and live on a budget. Because of what I learned at HAVEN, I have so much faith that I am going to be okay. I am so driven to be a success and not rely on anyone for my financial needs. I am no longer afraid.

The Purple Purse fundraising is helping Haven to reach more clients like this one, giving them a place to turn not just for safety, but for independence. Your support really helps. 

$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lee Cloutier

    $100

  • Christopher Dunning

    $25

  • Ruth Sample and Dean Rubine

    $500

  • Julia Rodriguez & Charlie Forcey

     

  • Mary Downes

    $75

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150% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $40,816 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lori Gagnon

Amount Raised

$13,060

 

1306% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

HAVEN

Amount Raised

$11,121

 

25% Raised of $45,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Moreau

Amount Raised

$6,300

 

315% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Beebe

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristina Goumas

Amount Raised

$2,205

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Belavitch

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Gibson

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

21% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Choate

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Mary Downes

Mary Downes

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Ruth Sample and Dean Rubine

Ruth Sample and Dean Rubine

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Christopher Dunning

Christopher Dunning

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lee Cloutier

Lee Cloutier

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago