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YWCA Union County

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THE STORY:

YWCA OF EASTERN UNION COUNTY wrote -

Mary endured long-term physical, emotional, and financial abuse during her marriage. Even following their separation and divorce, Mary’s ex-husband continued to financially abuse her by withholding child support in order to force her to quit school. In April 2017, Mary began sessions with the YWCA Union County’s STEP Job Specialist. Within her first session, Mary set three important career and financial goals for herself to gain permanent independence from her abuser. 


1) Finding fulltime employment: 

With the Job Specialist’s assistance, Mary was able to find a job listing for a Customer Service Position with a health care diagnostics company. Through Individual coaching sessions, the Job Specialist assisted Mary with the extensive application process and prepared her for the interview. At the STEP Computer Labs, Mary was able to improve her resume with the help of a STEP Volunteer and apply for the position in a safe environment. She utilized the STEP Clothing Closet to have interview appropriate attire. Mary is now a proud employee of the health care diagnostics company and hopes to advance after she earns her Master’s Degree.    


2) Applying for a scholarship to complete graduate school: 

The Job Specialist referred Mary to a scholarship program for assistance. Mary received a $1,000 scholar to continue her education. Mary will complete graduate school this spring with a degree in Biology.    


3) Building her credit score: 

Lastly, through workshops using the Allstate Financial Curriculum, Mary learned more about how credit scores are determined and how to build her credit score. She was referred to The Independence Project, which is a NNEDV credit building program implemented through micro-lending. Mary is currently building her credit score in hopes of becoming a homeowner.


Help us fill the Purple Purse so we can help more women like Mary become empowered and independent.  Here is what your support can do:  

$25 – Materials for a resume writing workshop 

 $50 - Group counseling session for one survivor  

$75 - Individual STEP coaching session for a survivor          

$100 - One night in the shelter for a woman and her children       

$250 – Court Advocate consultation 

$500 – Tuition for three survivors to attend a computer training  

$750 - One month of creative art therapy for a child in our PALS Program  

$1000 - Six months for a family in Supportive Housing  


How can you help us meet the Purple Purse Challenge?  

1.  Donate to our team page  

2.  Join the team and create your own page to fundraise with us  

3.  Share the link on social media throughout the month of October  


Thank you for joining us in meeting the Purple Purse Challenge!

$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • melody brown

    $50

  • Kelvin Holmes

    $25

  • Christopher Alex Brown

    $100

  • Josette

    $50

  • Chris Baron

    $50

  • Terry Tatem

    $100

  • Gerard Ohen

    $100

  • Jasmine Ahmed

    $100

  • Aretha Johnson

    $50

  • Carolyn K.

    $25

  • Frederica Peterson

    $50

  • Donna Williams-Snead

    $25

  • Nia Carter

    $25

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The Team: $2,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

melody brown

Amount Raised

$750

Fundraiser Title

YWCA OF EASTERN UNION COUNTY

Amount Raised

$500

 

10% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jan Lilien

Amount Raised

$485

 

49% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tara Packard

Amount Raised

$385

 

193% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Vriens

Amount Raised

$360

 

72% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tisheka Allen

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Eniclerico

Amount Raised

$75

 

8% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Nia Carter

Nia Carter

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Donna Williams-Snead

Donna Williams-Snead

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Frederica Peterson

Frederica Peterson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Carolyn K.

Carolyn K.

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Aretha Johnson

Aretha Johnson

DONATION: $50

Prayers of faith and courage for those impacted. 1 year ago

Jasmine Ahmed

Jasmine Ahmed

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Gerard Ohen

Gerard Ohen

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Terry Tatem

Terry Tatem

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Chris Baron

Chris Baron

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Josette

Josette

DONATION: $50

1 year ago