Why being a Board Member of Between Friends and the Purple Purse Challenge mean so much to me?
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. As a domestic violence survivor from being in an abusive marriage to becoming an Award winning CPA ,a published author for AICPA, getting married to a loving and kind man, it has been quiet a journey.
Between Friends is a non- profit dedicated to preventing domestic violence. They provide teen dating violence prevention programs in 40 schools in Chicago area empowering our youth to build their lives and communities free of abuse. I am honored to be on the Board of this amazing organization that is passionate about preventing abuse.
Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. It can be financial, sexual or emotional abuse. I have met a lot of people these past 6 years when working with survivors and in also in my social network and it’s heart breaking to know that so many have experienced some form of domestic violence at some time in their life regardless of age, ethnicity, social background, gender, sexuality or religion.
The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship is that they don’t have the financial resources to break free. I know this to be true because I experienced it.
Purple Purse Fundraiser is about financial empowerment of survivors. Your donations to Purple Purse will enable agencies to provide life changing financial empowerment services to survivors. It will help survivors build safer lives for themselves and their communities
I hope my story inspires you to join me in raising money to help survivors. Please donate at the link below – https://lnkd.in/e5FNKUM