BENEFITING: Retreat, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Retreat, Inc.
Hi Everyone!! So the Domestic Violence Agency I work for has been selected to participate in the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge. Short version....the more money we raise as an organization - the more chances we have to be awarded grant money. And the more money I raise an an employee....the better chance I have of getting a extra day off! (How nice would that be.....)
I work for The Retreat because of the work they do...I CHOOSE to work here. Why - because I have seen the advocates helping women with orders of protection and the counselors helping their clients and children to find their smiles...I have seen the little ones running around the shelter...and I know - all of this is provided free of charge - so that our clients can focus on healing and growing and being the person we know they are!
So thank you!!! xoxo Every bit helps!
How does the Purple Purse Challenge Work?
The Allstate Foundation is offering up to $500,000 in total prizes for organizations that compete in the challenge as Community Partners. The 5 Community Partners that raise the most funds are eligible for grand prize donations and every organization has the chance to win up to $80,000 by participating in weekly challenges hosted by CrowdRise, a fundraising website that makes it simple to spread the word and collect donations through personal networks. At the end of the Challenge, all funds raised on behalf of The Retreat will go directly to our organization regardless of where the organization places in the Challenge!
What are the Grand Prizes?
1st place: $100,000
2nd place: $75,000
3rd place: $50,000
4th place: $25,000
5th place: $10,000
Retreat, Inc. wrote -
For 27 years, The Retreat has been providing domestic violence services and education to families on the East End of Long Island. Programs include a residential shelter for women and children, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence, programs to engage troubled fathers and other men who may be at-risk of committing family violence, and an in-school violence prevention education program taught in local area schools. All services are provided free of charge.
The Retreat’s 2013 Statistics at a Glance
- The Shelter served 58 women and 59 children.
- Provided 4,006 counseling services to 449 clients, including children.
- Provided 619 legal accompaniment services to 160 clients.
- Provided 5,901 services of information, referrals, and personal advocacy to 437 clients.
- Provided support, information, and referrals to 2,960 hotline callers.
- Received 2,591 police reports and sent letters to all identified victims of abuse offering support and services.
- Reached 2,825 students with Retreat’s in-school violence prevention education programs. Educators provided a total of 131 sessions to the local schools.
- Provided community education to 2,341 individuals.
- Assessed and educated 78 batterers to take responsibility for their abusive behavior and learn new strategies to cope with relationship issues.
- 211 generous volunteers donated their time and energy to our mission.
- The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative Program served 268 clients and provided 2,911 units of service of economic stability, responsible parenting, and healthy relationships.