ICADV has been selected as one of more than 160 participating nonprofits across the country to be a part of the Purple Purse Challenge, which raises funds for nonprofits serving domestic violence victims. ICADV was chosen for its commitment to providing financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors. Through the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge at PurplePurse.com, each participating organization can raise program funds. And to encourage public donations, the Allstate Foundation is investing $500,000 in Challenge sweepstakes and contests. In addition to donating through the Challenge, Purple Purse charms can be purchased for $10 at PurplePurse.com, with proceeds benefiting Purple Purse Challenge nonprofits. Click here to donate. Click here for more information about the Purple Purse Challenge.
What will YOU do this month to raise awareness of domestic violence?
- Download some ICADV brochures to put in your workplace to help people learn it.
- Collect old cell phones and bring them to ICADV. We will give them to Verizon’s Hopeline Project where they’ll be recycled for cash grants for domestic violence organizations and shelters.
- Check out the downtown Indianapolis Power and Light building on October 11, 12, 13, 27, 28 and 29 when it will showcase a purple ribbon in lights.
- On October 22, participate in Purple Thursday and wear purple in your workplace. Here is a flyer you can use to promote it.
The 2015 National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Census of Domestic Violence Services began today at 8 am. This is a 24 hour census that collects data from all ICADV member domestic violence shelters in the state. It is the census used to develop the Domestic Violence Counts Census Report. This is the only national report that outlines the amazing work of advocates and points to the need for more resources and funding. This report is an outstanding advocacy tool used at the Federal, State and local level. Indiana has had 100% census participation from programs for the last three years and we’re working to meet that goal again.