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Sharer & Associates Stands Up Against Domestic Abuse



One out of four women remains in a domestic violence situation because she lacks the financial ability to leave. The Allstate Foundation wants to increase public awareness of this fact as well as help local non-profits provide financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors and their families.

Towards this end, they developed the Purple Purse Program.  The color purple is associated with the movement to end domestic violence. The purse is designed by Kerry Washington who is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation's program serving victims of domestic violence and financial abuse and represents financial empowerment.   Our agency earned a Purple Purse and committed to embrace a program targeting women's financial literacy as a way to escape domestic violence. We are partnering with local non-profit organizations that serve victims of domestic violence and support financial literacy for domestic violence survivors and the families.

The Forked River agency has donated their Purple Purse to Providence House a non-profit outreach center in Toms River offering free confidential counseling and an emergency safe house for victims of domestic abuse. They will be auctioning off the purse during an upcoming funding raising event.

The Millstone agency has donated their Purple Purse to 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit organization located in Hazlet that provides services and emergency shelter to individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.  180 Turning Lives Around will be auctioning off the Purple Purse during a Spring fundraiser with proceeds from the sale of the purse being used to support their programs and services.

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that our very own Donn Sharer presented the
Kerry Washington-designed purse to Anna Diaz-White, Executive Director at 180 Turning Lives Around Inc. Check out the photos below!





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