WE WON $5,000!

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Can two be considered a streak? Because, we are pretty sure we're on a winning streak over here. Not only did we win the week 1 bonus promotion, but WE ALSO WON THE WEEK 2 BONUS PROMOTION! Thanks to you guys, last week alone, we raised just under $7,000, and WON $5,000! Amazing!

Now, let's give away some stuff, shall we? Thanks to Caffe Ladro and All the Best Pet Care, we're giving away a $25 coffee gift card and a basket full of goodies for your furry friend! Head over to our Instagram page see if you won! (And, if you are one of the lucky winners, look for an email from us!)

Thank you again so so much to everyone who donated, and congratulations to our winners! And, HUGE thanks to All the Best and Caffe Ladro for hooking us up with these goodies!

Week 3 Update!

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We're at the halfway point of the Purple Purse Challenge! You all showed up big for us during week 2, so we’re hopeful that we won one of the $5,000 bonus challenge grants. We’ll keep you posted on that!

For week 3, which starts now, the three organizations with the most individual donors will each win $5,000! If each of you donated $10, and got a friend or two (or ten) to do the same, we'd almost certainly win $5,000! So, what do you say – will you help us turn $10 into $5,000?

We've got another $25 gift card from our friends at Caffe Ladro AND a gift basket fullll of non-perishables from Trader Joe's. This thing is no joke, you guys.

For every $10 donated (that's right, $10 – meaning everyone who donates has a chance), you’ll be entered to win each of these goodies! Two winners will be selected next week!

We won $2,500!

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GUESS WHAT! With your help, we won last week's bonus challenge! That means that Northwest Advocacy Foundation will receive a $2,500 grant from Purple Purse! We are so excited, and couldn't have gotten there without your help, so thank you!

Not only are we winners, but some of you are winners, too! (I mean, you're all WINNERS, but some of you won some cool stuff, too!) Head over to our Instagram page to see who won the $50 Salty's gift card and BarkBox. And again, HUGE thanks to our amazing wonderful incredible board member, Dayna Ducey, for offering up these goodies. <3

Week 1 Update!

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Alright, all! Week 1 of the Purple Purse Challenge has come to an end. Together, we raised $3,050 – which puts us in third place for our division, and also gets us three entries to win $2,500! (Remember, every $1,000 raised earned organizations a chance to win $2,500). We'll keep you posted on that, as well as the winners of the BarkBox and Salty's gift card.

Week 2 starts NOW, and the bonus challenge is so so good, you guys: the four organizations that raise the most this week will each win $5,000!

We've got some more fun stuff for you again this week, and we're going to keep the pet theme going, cool? Our friends at All the Best donated a lovely basket with a ton of goodies for your furry friend, and we also have a $25 gift card from the best coffee shop in Seattle (Caffe Ladro, duh). Once again, for every $25 donated, you’ll be entered to win these goodies! Two winners will be selected next week!

Lastly, don't forget: every $50 donated gets you an entry to win the two fabulous purple purses, pictured below. These beauts were designed by Serena Williams and Kerry Washington, respectively. 

To donate, click on the widget below! ❤️ 

The Purple Purse Challenge is LIVE!

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Okay, all, today is the day! The Purple Purse Challenge is OFFICIALLY under way, and we are so excited! As a reminder, the organization that raises the most at the end of the month wins $100,000! 2nd–5th place organizations will go home with anywhere between $50,000 and $5,000, too! Additionally (yep, there’s more!) there are weekly bonus promotions, which means more opportunities to win 💰💰💰! 

Last year, you all were so instrumental in our success, and we’re hoping that we can count on you again this year. To sweeten the deal a bit, we’ve got some great prizes, including a BarkBox subscription, baskets full of goodies from Trader Joe's and All the Best, and a slew of gift cards and certificates! We also have not one but TWO purple purses up for grabs this year. One was designed by tennis superstar (GOAT) Serena Williams, and the other was designed by THE gladiator, Kerry Washington. For every $50 donated, you’ll be entered to win one of these bags.

SWOON, right? We’re crossing our fingers for you 😊 

Okay, let’s just jump right in, shall we? This week’s bonus promotion is a good one: every $1,000 raised is one entry to win $2,500. Five organizations will win. We’d love it if you’d help us get one (or two, or ten) entries towards that $2,500! 

To help us get there, Dayna Ducey and Rory Calhoun (one of our lovely board members, and her dog, respectively) are offering up a $50 gift card to Salty's, and a year long Bark Box subscription. For every $25 donated, you’ll be entered to win each of these goodies! Two winners will be selected next week!

To donate, click on the widget below! ❤️ 

2018 Purple Purse Challenge Press Release

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Seattle, Washington

The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge

Northwest Advocacy Foundation is thrilled to have been selected – for  the second year in a row – as a Challenge Partner for The Allstate Foundation’sPurple Purse Challenge. The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to increase public awareness around domestic violence, as well as to raise funds through Crowdrise.  

The Challenge, which coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, takes place October 2 – 31. Northwest Advocacy Foundation will be competing with over 300 other organizations to raise the most money through Crowdrise. The Challenge is split into three divisions based on operating budget. The nonprofit in each division that raises the most money will receive a $100,000 grant. Additional grants range from $50,000 for second place to $5,000 for fifth place, and there are also weekly bonus challenges. Last year, we raised over $12,000, and won over $6,000 in weekly bonus challenges, so this Challenge has proven to be huge for our organization! 

About Northwest Advocacy Foundation
Northwest Advocacy Foundation is a nonprofit legal services provider, and our focus is on helping domestic violence survivors and their children find safety and security and rebuild their lives. We help survivors with their legal matters (generally domestic violence protection orders, family law actions, and landlord/tenant disputes), and also connect them with social services providers for things like transitional housing and job training. We're a bit unique in the nonprofit world, in that we try to operate without the need for government grants (relying instead on community support, donations, and reduced client fees) so this fundraiser is a really big event for both us and the folks who rely on our services. 

How You Can Help
This Challenge continues to be a success because of people like you, supporting the work that organizations like Northwest Advocacy Foundation are doing. We appreciate and count on your continued support. While the goal of this fundraiser is to raise money, there are a few ways that you can help. 

  1. (Beginning Tuesday, October 2) Donate hereEach donation, whether it’s $10 or $10,000, makes a difference.(Note that only donations made via Crowdrise will count for this Challenge.)

  2. Follow along with us on our websiteFacebook, and Instagram,and help us get the word out! 

Thank you in advance for your support!

About Purple Purse and the Purple Purse Challenge
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, regardless of socioeconomic background or ethnicity. In almost all domestic violence cases, victims also experience financial abuse – meaning their abusers deny them access to money and financial resources – making it nearly impossible for them to break free. The number one reason that survivors give for remaining in or returning to abusive relationships is that they don’t have the financial resources to leave. Purple Purse was created to raise awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse, and The Allstate Foundation has invested over $50 million to do this. Last year, the Purple Purse Challenge helped domestic violence programs around the country raise over $3 million dollars.

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation, and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth, and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people's lives. 

Purple Purse Mural

Check out this Purple Purse mural in Seattle’s Capitol Hill! We are allll 😍😍😍 over @ellenpicken’s work! We love what Allstate Purple Purse + these amazing female street artists are doing to raise awareness about financial abuse. If you’re in Chicago, Houston, LA, New Orleans, NYC, or Seattle, you can see one of these murals in person. (And local folks, go check this out – 11th and Pike! 📸) Click here for more information

2018 Purple Purse Challenge!


EXCITING NEWS! We were accepted by The Allstate Foundation as a 2018 Purple Purse Challenge Partner! As many of you may recall, we participated in the Purple Purse Challenge last year, and had such a blast. We plan to kick things up a notch this year, and have so many fun things in store (including not one but TWO purple purses!). The Challenge runs the month of October, so keep your eyes peeled here for more details, as it gets closer.

2nd Annual Low Bono Conference


Today, the Low Bono Section of the Washington State Bar Association held it's second annual full-day conference. This year, the conference focused on offering unbundled services as a way to provide increased access to justice. Our very own Jessica Lewis was on hand to present about how we offer unbundled services. We often get questions about this, so Jessica is also working on a more detailed post for the site. Keep an eye on our Resources page for it!