Friday, September 26, 2014

Would you carry a Purple Purse?

Have you seen anyone toting around a purple purse? Purple is the color that represents domestic violence awareness and a purse is a symbol of women's financial domain.  

Did you know that one in four women are affected by domestic violence? That's a staggering statistic!  Two-thirds of Americans believe that domestic violence is a serious problem, but only 1 in 3 have ever talked about it! 

Domestic violence and financial abuse seem to spend a lot of time together. They go hand in hand - the abuser has the upper hand and keeps the abused financially dependent. Debt that is usually over the top is run up by the abuser and that means it could take years and years for the survivor and her children to recover. It's a vicious cycle!

The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse program to get people talking about domestic violence as well as financial abuse. The Allstate Foundation is using the purple purse to raise money for Domestic Violence Services. From September 2 through October 3 you can join the challenge to help a nonprofit near you simply by going to!

Allstate is taking action by helping provide both the survivors and supporters with the financial knowledge, resources and skill set needed to be safe, stay safe and survive!  Since 2005 the Allstate foundation has helped survivors gain financial independence and break free from their abusers by investing more than $40 million across the country!  

If you know someone in a terrible situation and in need of help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE! Together we can all make a difference and put an end to domestic violence!

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All opinions expressed herein remain my own.

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