WRC is part of the Purple Purse FLASH Fundraiser

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Individuals can make a difference by donating to WRC during the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser which will take place from April 17 – 24. The activity is a friendly fundraising competition among nonprofit organizations around the country with $50,000 in prize money at stake.

The Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser is taking place in April during Financial Literacy Awareness Month because most victims of domestic violence remain in or return to an abusive relationship as a result of financial abuse. That could mean a victim is not allowed to secure employment or have access to a credit card or cash, making it difficult for her to become financially independent.

WRC provides case management and has a Transitional Housing program to help survivors of domestic violence get back on their feet.  All the money raised during this fundraiser will go to a fund that case managers are able to help their survivors apply to.  This fund was created to help with crisis or break the bank type events that occur and will prohibit a survivor from being able to stay safe or maintain employment.  Living in a high cost area like San Diego it is very hard on a family when a car breaks down and they can’t fix it. Now add the stress of trying to safe and it becomes a situation that forces many to return to the abuser.  This fundraiser provides WRC a way to step in and keep that from happening.

“I want you to know the residents here at WRC including myself appreciate the humanity, compassion, warmth and understanding that you have extended by supporting WRC and giving us the opportunity to heal and be safe. As I continue my journey on the road to freedom, I wish you all the best and perhaps our paths will cross in this lifetime or the next.”  —WRC Client

The Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser will be hosted on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. The nonprofit that raises the most funds wins $25,000, second place wins $15,000, and third place wins $5,000. Those that raise at least $1,000 will be entered into a drawing for another $5,000.

WRC was one of 10 participating organizations that won a Kerry Washington designed purple alligator handbag.  If you donate $25 you will be entered into a raffle for the handbag.  Want an additional entry?? sign up to be a fundraiser on WRC’s team and share with your friends.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is the longest running national campaign focused on ending domestic violence through a proven solution: financial empowerment services for survivors. The Foundation has invested over $60 million and helped more than 1.3 million survivors recover their financial independence and break the cycle of domestic violence.
CrowdRise Flash Fundraisers are innovative quick fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

To help WRC win the Flash Fundraiser head to https://www.crowdrise.com/womensresourcecenter-purplepurseflash.

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