Monday, October 7, 2013

Pass the Purse for Domestic Violence Awareness #PurplePurse #sponsored #LatinaBloggers

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation.



As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse campaign to urge people to openly talk about domestic violence. A purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and the virtual purse you will be given will be passed across the country and will spark important conversations about domestic violence and empower those impacted by it to start talking about the issue.

Did you know that domestic violence is an issue that impacts millions, but few talk about it? Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Purple Purse helps people carry on conversations and pass information about domestic violence and financial abuse by placing the power directly into people’s hands with a purple purse.

When I was younger, I dated someone who was abusive and would hurt me when he got angry. And even through all of that, I stayed with him for 3 years. I never thought anyone else would love me, that is, until I met my now husband and he showed me that a real man doesn't hurt a woman, period.


A majority of Americans agree that domestic violence is tough to talk about. More than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue with family or friends and Purple Purse provides a conversation starter. Did you know lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship? No one should have to suffer through an abusive relationship, no matter the circumstances!

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Purple Purse, The Allstate Foundation’s symbol for domestic violence, proudly represents a woman’s way to escape the cycle of abuse by gaining financial independence. Now in its third year, The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse campaign has pledged to donate up to $350,000 to the YWCA for programs designed at assisting survivors of domestic violence and other women in need.

For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. They’ll give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse.


Would you like to help domestic violence survivors? Then use my pass the purse code made especially for my readers. Head over to www.purplepurse.com and enter the code above and you will trigger a $5 donation to be added to the YWCA!

Visit Facebook or PurplePurse.com for more information and to learn more!

26 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

This is a great cause. It's sad to think that domestic abuse occurs daily for so many people and they're afraid to try and stop it.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I never heard of Purple Purse. My Ex once tried to rough me up... once.. never happened again. I took my shoe off and beat him with it. I was hitting so hard and fast that he couldn't do anything about it.

Good for Allstate for being will to donate to this cause.

Growing Up Madison said...

I think I've passed the purse twice today. How many times can we pass the purse? I do believe in the cause and I hope everyone passes it.

Pam said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have had friends who are victims of domestic abuse. It is scary how often this happens.

theroadtodomestication.com said...

I've never heard of this, but what a great idea for a great cause!

Grandma Bonnie said...

This is the first time I have heard of the purple purse. I passed it on. This is such a great cause.

Amberlee said...

Thank you for sharing this! I'm sure a lot of people needed to hear this! :)

Nicole Adkisson said...

This is such a great cause! I actually hadn't hear of the purple purse until I saw this.

Annemarie said...

What a great cause - I have never heard about the "Purple Purse" but i think it is genius...

MikiHope said...

Domestic abuse can be experienced by both men and women--I myself had it happen to me for a short period of time--luckily some of my friends helped me get out of the situation! It is hard to explain the emotions that you go through and the guilt that you experience even though you should not feel guilty. I have passed this purse several times already and once I stop writing will pass it again.

Amanda McMahon said...

domestic violence has touched many women in my family. what a worthy cause

HungryLittleGirl said...

This is a great cause and I will for sure pass on the purple purse right now :)

AMBER EDWARDS said...

This is so important, as domestic violence is rather close to my family. My sister had to escape from her husband and back then, there weren't any resources available. It was quite a scary time. I've passed the purse. I'm so supportive of this initiative.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I just did it with your code! I'm more than happy to support this kind of iniative!

Melanie said...

Thanks for spreading the word.. such an important cause and I hate to say Been there done that, but it's true and fortunate for me and my boys we made it out ... alife still with scars but we made it took me almost 10 years to get and and it's been 10 years since and I still think about it... Thanks for sharing

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

This is really a great cause, especially since men are starting to think that it's okay to be violent when it's not.

kristenione said...

I'm shocked at the 1 in 4 statistic. It's so sad. And what an awful feeling it must be to think you have no choice but to stay. What a great program the Purple Purse Campaign is to help this cause and get people talking!

StacieinAtlanta said...

What a great campaign. I have seen this on a couple of blogs today and love the cause. I had no idea that you were latina! :)

Katherine Bartlett said...

@Stacie, I know right? My best friend and I were the palest Latinas in our whole school. No one would have ever thought! She was Cuban but you would have never known it by looking at her. We look more European than anything.

HilLesha said...

I have witnessed loved ones go through this, and it's heartbreaking when they don't want to let go. Love is not abuse. I'm glad that there are more companies out there that are bringing more and more awareness to domestic violence, because it needs to end.

Healy Harpster said...

Domestic Violence is really a big problem and what making it more difficult to solve are those women who are afraid to speak up! This great campaign will surely encourage them to exit from their abusive relationship.

Courtney Pies said...

I'm actually reading a memoir right now called "Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt." It's really opened my eyes to how difficult it is to actually leave an abusive person. I had a boyfriend in high school who used to be extremely clingy and get angry when I wouldn't text or call him back, among other things. I'm so glad I'm in such a loving marriage now with an amazing man!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is such an amazing campaign. My dear friend was a victim of domestic violence when we were teenagers and I suffered seeing her going through it with her boyfriend. Luckily, I was able to convince her to get some help and she was able to get away from him.

Melanie B said...

This is such a great cause/campaign! I know some people who have been a victim of domestic violence. It's very hard to go through, I am glad they get their their support somewhere though. I'm going to share this

Melanie B said...

This is such a great cause/campaign! I know some people who have been a victim of domestic violence. It's very hard to go through, I am glad they get their their support somewhere though. I'm going to share this

April Hammond said...

What a good campaign! I signed up for this a couple days ago! I am excited to see how mine has been passed!



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