Today is the Day!


The Purple Purse Challenge has officially begun, and as promised, we’ll have regular updates here. But first, like all of you, what happened in Las Vegas is weighing on us heavily. We started the day thrilled to kick off this fundraising campaign, and our excitement quickly turned to horror as we learned what occurred last night. Sadly, gun violence and domestic violence are directly connected: guns are used to kill women in over 50% of intimate partner homicides, and the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by approximately 500%.

While I think many of us would like to go ahead and cancel today, we just can’t. We still have work to do, and we’re still asking for your support. This week, if we raise at least $500, $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000, we get entered to win the same. The more money we raise, the more opportunities to win. There will be up to 20 winners, so this is a great opportunity for us to raise lots of money. Please donate here, or using the widget below + share!