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Sarah Swift's Fundraiser:

YWCA NE KS Purple Purse

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BENEFITING: YWCA Northeast Kansas

ORGANIZER: YWCA

Sarah Swift

THE STORY:

YWCA Northeast Kansas wrote -

YWCA of Northeast Kansas is partnering with The AllState Foundation Purple Purse campaign to bring awareness to domestic violence and how financial empowerment can help many women leave.

 

When asked why we do what we do, we answer with a story.

“Jessica” (not her real name) and her three children came into our shelter with nothing but a protection order against her husband.  They had no transportation, nowhere to go, and the eldest child had just had surgery to put pins in a broken leg. 

She and her children stayed in our emergency shelter for three-and-a-half months.  During their time at Shelter, her abuser was arrested and spent time in jail.  We helped her set up services with Kansas Legal Services to start divorce proceedings and set up custody and visitation.  We nominated her for a program through Washburn Tech, and she was selected as a recipient of a free car.  We helped her connect with an agency that worked with her to find affordable housing in the rural community she was originally from so she and her children would have the support of friends and family. 

When she left Shelter, she had everything in place that she needed to make a new start.  She and her children moved into their new home the day before Christmas. 

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$50

MONEY RAISED
  • LaToya Haskin

     

  • Alaina butler

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

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The Team: $4,930 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michelle McCormick

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sharon Sullivan

Amount Raised

$945

 

95% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Brian Green Agency

Amount Raised

$585

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YWCA Northeast Kansas

Amount Raised

$575

 

6% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karla Clem

Amount Raised

$325

 

33% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Barbara Ballentine

Amount Raised

$285

 

11% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kjrsten Ruch

Amount Raised

$200

 

20% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Tiffany Lake

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Alaina butler

Alaina butler

1 year ago

LaToya Haskin

LaToya Haskin

1 year ago