2014 – 2015 Board of Directors
President: Nancy Garrett
Secretary: Catherine Zitzer
The YWCA Bellingham and The Allstate Foundation are pairing up to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations.
The YWCA is reaching out to residents of Whatcom and Skagit County, community leaders, Allstate agency owners and media to raise awareness for the cause. The purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and purple is the color of national domestic violence awareness. The Allstate Foundation is also distributing 80,000 Purple Purse charms through Purple Purse Challenge participants to attach to a bag or purse and show support year-round.
To raise more awareness, The YWCA Bellingham and The Allstate Foundation is encouraging the public to participate in a Purple Purse Challenge by donating to your local nonprofit, The YWCA Bellingham, who support financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. The Allstate Foundation will contribute nearly $650,000 in incentive funding and direct grants to participating organizations in the Challenge. The more donations each nonprofit collects, the more incentive funding the organization can compete to win from The Allstate Foundation. The Challenge continues through October 31, 2016
To raise more awareness, The YWCA Bellingham and The Allstate Foundation is encouraging the public to participate in a Purple Purse Challenge by donating to your local nonprofit. You can do so by going to PurplePurse.com, click on donate and select Division II Charity.