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THE STORY:

Megan experienced physical, emotional and financial abuse during her marriage.  Because of the financial abuse, she had no income and few marketable job skills.  She began working with a counselor at the YWCA Union County and was referred to our Skills, Training and Empowerment Program (STEP) – a workforce development program designed for victims of domestic violence.  She began working as a housekeeper, but dreamed of starting her own catering business. Her cooking abilities were excellent, but she lacked financial knowledge and computer skills.  This make it almost impossible to use her talents to start a business and become financial independent.

Through STEP, Megan learned about financial planning, managing a budget, and understanding her credit report. She also received tuition support through STEP to take a computer basics certification course.  Through this course, Megan gained the skills needed to create advertising materials to market her new catering business. In addition, with the help of STEP, Megan completed a 12-week small business certification program.

Today, Megan is running her own catering business and making enough income to support herself and is free of her abuser.  “I never dreamed I could do this, but now I am dreaming all of the time.”

Help us fill the Purple Purse so we can help more women like Megan 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 – An Intake and consultation with our Domestic Violence Attorney 

$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!

$4,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda Mastellone

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Zagar

    $100

  • Richard W. Brown

    $50

  • Margot Baruch

    $25

  • Tara Packard

    $20

  • Abby Baruch

    $25

  • Lisa Ridge

    $50

  • Raquel McCoy

    $20

  • sergio granados

    $20

  • Maria Elena Bordas

    $100

  • Josephine Hernandez

    $50

  • Linda Flores-Tober

    $100

  • Feder Insurance

    $50

  • Maria Fuentes

    $25

  • Maura Berger

    $20

  • Teresa Iturralde Estrada

    $25

  • Lana Ubinski

    $50

  • Melissa Tice

     

  • maria bordas

    $200

  • lois bass

    $1,000

  • jesenia brown

    $500

  • lois Bass

    $275

  • Ruth Duffy

    $100

  • Sherry Lu

    $75

  • melissa tice

     

  • Barbara Cook

    $100

  • Delaine Bailey-Lane

    $100

  • Patricia Perkins-Auguste

    $50

  • Danielle

     

  • rogelio tavera

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joan M Evans

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stephanie Jimenez

    $25

  • Candyce Mayers

    $25

  • Jennifer M. Vriens

    $25

  • Natalie Guy

    $100

  • Jan Lilien

    $100

  • Joanne Gocel

    $25

  • Vera Marino

    $50

  • Bennett Baruch

    $25

  • Laura Risi

    $50

  • Mom

     

  • Heather Sumba

    $25

  • Dawn & David Thompson

    $20

  • Loretta Mc Laughlin Vignier

    $50

  • Gwendolyn Beetham

    $25

  • Julia Hernandez

    $25

  • Jennifer Vriens

    $25

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106% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $4,250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

YWCA OF EASTERN UNION COUNTY

Amount Raised

$2,515

 

63% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Vriens

Amount Raised

$550

 

73% Raised of $750 Goal

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Jesenia Brown

Amount Raised

$500

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Jan Lilien

Amount Raised

$350

 

35% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Tara Packard

Amount Raised

$140

 

70% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Candyce Greene

Amount Raised

$50

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Melissa Angling

Amount Raised

$50

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Stephanie Jimenez

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Jennifer Vriens

Jennifer Vriens

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Julia Hernandez

Julia Hernandez

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Gwendolyn Beetham

Gwendolyn Beetham

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Loretta Mc Laughlin Vignier

Loretta Mc Laughlin Vignier

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Dawn & David Thompson

Dawn & David Thompson

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Heather Sumba

Heather Sumba

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Mom

Mom

In honor of all of the brave survivors of domestic violence. 10 months ago

Laura Risi

Laura Risi

DONATION: $50

For Tara 10 months ago

Bennett Baruch

Bennett Baruch

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Vera Marino

Vera Marino

DONATION: $50

10 months ago