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YWCA Of Schenectady

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BENEFITING: YWCA Northeastern NY

ORGANIZER: YWCA Northeastern NY

EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2015

Shelly Graves

THE STORY:

Did you make sure you had your cell phone before walking out the door today?

Did you make sure you locked your front door to your warm, cozy home?

Did you have a fresh hot cup of coffee as you drove to work?

While many of us are worried about cell phones and what size coffee to get, domestic violence victims are fighting to survive. 1 out of 4 women face domestic violence in their lifetime and 98% of these women are severely affected by financial abuse. Their abuser harasses them at work to get them fired, their abuser refuses to care for the children so she must call in to work once again,, the abuser often runs up debt in her name as a source of punishment for leaving or as a means to keep her with him. She may not have income to leave because she knows the hidden rule if she seeks to work outside the home….

 The end result is that financial abuse is a major obstacle for these women to obtain affordable housing because a credit check reveals their debt, having no job means they are forced out of their homes in foreclosure or eviction procedures, no income source means that they will lose their cell phone, the electric will be turned off, and there will be no food to eat. 

These are the daily obstacles that domestic violence victims have to face.

YOU can help them to gain resources to move toward self-sufficiency by donating today!

Judging does not make changes, DONATING does. Pay it Forward today and tell a friend how they can too. This Ripple effect will create brighter future stories, safer neighborhoods, and a whole lot of joy!

$261

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Connors

    $25

  • Shelly Graves

    $25

  • Sheila Holloway

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paul & Robin

    $50

  • Laurie fredricks

    $10

  • Sarah Caterina

    $31

  • Fazana

    $25

  • Geri Klingler Byam

    $20

  • Karen k

    $25

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52% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $2,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

YWCA Northeastern NY

Amount Raised

$1,085

Fundraiser Title

Wendi Gapczynski-Bekkering

Amount Raised

$335

Fundraiser Title

Shelly Graves

Amount Raised

$261

 

52% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

White Stone Gateway

Amount Raised

$240

Fundraiser Title

PURPLE PURSE RAFFLE

Amount Raised

$195

Fundraiser Title

Team Vincent

Amount Raised

$130

Fundraiser Title

Purple Purse Charms

Amount Raised

$90

Donor Comments

Karen k

Karen k

DONATION: $25

I'm proud of the woman you are! 2 years ago

Geri Klingler Byam

Geri Klingler Byam

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Fazana

Fazana

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sarah Caterina

Sarah Caterina

DONATION: $31

U R STRONG, U R BRAVE, U R AMAZING SHELLY! 2 years ago

Laurie fredricks

Laurie fredricks

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Paul & Robin

Paul & Robin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sheila Holloway

Sheila Holloway

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Shelly Graves

Shelly Graves

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mary Connors

Mary Connors

DONATION: $25

2 years ago