Purple Purse

YWCA NorthEastern NY is participating in the 2017 Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge.

Why the Purple Purse Challenge?  Financial literacy, education and tools are a core need for victims of domestic violence to leave their abuser and remain free from dependence on them. Imagine being dependent on someone else for your well-being, not because you can’t work but because your partner harasses you at work and gets you fired. Perhaps you work, but your partner takes your money and gives you an allowance which isn’t even enough to get your essential needs or to fill the cupboards. You feel shame and embarrassed to ask for more because your partner makes you feel like you don’t know how to manage money. By donating right now, you will help women get the financial services they need to feel confident that they too can live a financially sustainable life independent from their abuser. Click the image to the right to read about true success stories from the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) program.

Here are several ways you can help:

  1. Donate through our CrowdRise Page! Click HERE or on the link below.
  2. Purchase a raffle ticket to win a purple purse designed by Serena Williams and valued at $400! Visit the front desk of the YWCA NENY to buy your chances! Only $5/ticket!
  3. Purchase a purple purse charm. Only $5…or free with the purchase of 5 raffle tickets for the purse (while supplies last!).
  4. Share this information with your friends and family!

Ywca Of Schenectady on Crowdrise