NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WOMAN
This year, with the “Me Too” movement in the news every day, October’s nationally recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month is especially topical and pertinent. At Saint John’s, it’s an issue we’ve been addressing for more than 34 years. Now more than ever, women are being given the platform to stand up, to speak up and to fight back.
Here are some heart-wrenching statistics:
- One in four woman will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
- 99% of all women experiencing domestic violence also face financial abuse
- More than three million children witness domestic violence in their families each year
- More than 70% of our clients at Saint John’s are victims of domestic violence
And here are some telling sentiments from our clients:
“Saint John’s opened their door right when I needed it. Now I realize
how unhealthy my relationships have been.” Tara C.
“I have finally dared to hope.” Sabrina L.
“Saint John’s helped me to get through the storm.” Porsche L.
“Saint John’s taught me how to peel back the layers so I can heal.” Grace J.
“I knew I had to leave when he pushed my four-year-old daughter.” Angel M.
For the third year running, Saint John’s has been invited to participate in The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse ® Challenge, a month-long campaign designed to coincide with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Saint John’s is joining some 220 other nonprofits nationwide in this competition to raise funds for life-changing services to help domestic violence survivors.
If you are considering a donation to Saint John’s during the month of October (and/or if you have an ongoing monthly contribution), please consider contributing as part of this campaign! Our clients need your support now more than ever! And with this specific initiative, Allstate is offering incentives, prizes and weekly bonus challenges to benefit the winning organizations, so on top of funds raised through you, our generous donors, we have an opportunity to receive additional funds each week, as well as grand prizes at the end of the month of up to $100,000.
Bonus Promotion #1: October 2-9
Every $1,000 raised online is one entry to win an additional $2,500
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