Kerry Washington, the superstar of ABC’s outstanding TV Show, “SCANDAL” is now using her star Power to shine a light on the subject of Domestic Violence. Kerry Washington has joined forces with Allstate Foundation in support of its “Purple Purse” Challenge.
The Purple Purse challenge raised money to support the survivors of domestic violence and the organizations that support the survivors.
As the 2014 Purple Purse Ambassador, Kerry Washington walked the red carpet at various functions carrying her purple purse that she designed for Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge. Allstate Foundation made it fashionable to talk about domestic violence as well as the financial strain women face while trying to escape their domestic abusers.
Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime. Domestic violence includes the financial violence the women suffer. Financial debilitation is why many victims of domestic violence fear leaving their abusers. Washington is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge to increase awareness and create conversation regarding domestic violence.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It touches the lives of women and men across gender, race, education, financial lines, etc. If you or someone you know is suffering in a domestic violence situation, don’t let them become a statistic, help them do something about it. For more information, log onto www.purplepurse.com or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 800 799 7233.