Pass The Purple Purse And Raise Awareness Against Domestic Violence #PurplePurse #LatinaBloggers #spon - Sammy Makes Six

Pass The Purple Purse And Raise Awareness Against Domestic Violence #PurplePurse #LatinaBloggers #spon

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation. All opinions expressed are my own.

Domestic violence. It's an ugly word, but unfortunately it happens on average 145 times an hour in the U.S. alone. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse campaign to urge people to open up and talk about domestic violence. If you have ever been a victim of domestic violence or know anyone that has, you know it's usually kept very quiet and that is why the person committing the violence has so much power. They know that it's unlikely their victim will ever speak up. This campaign is encouraging us talk about it. We need to take the power away from the abuser, we need to raise awareness and lend our support to the victims. 

One of the main reasons why women stay in violent relationships is because they do not have the financial means to leave, this is called financial abuse. These women don't think they can survive without their partners help. By taking the economic problem away, women are empowered to leave and know they can be okay. 

This is where the Purple Purse comes in. For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA. They will give up to $350,000 for programs aimed to help domestic violence survivors and stop the cycle of abuse. I received my Purple Purse and registered my code which immediately donated $5, now you can help by doing the same. Please visit and enter code: 0003. Please help me pass on the code and get as many people over the site. As of this minute, $168,740 has already been donated, so let's help meet that goal.

A few facts about domestic violence:
  • Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.
  • 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.
We have come a long way since the days when people didn't see domestic violence as a crime. But we still have a long way to go. Lets start the conversation. Pass the purse and lets give a voice to those that are too afraid to use it. We can be their voice.

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