Isn’t it funny how much information you can gain from a woman by peering into the contents of her purse? I’m not talking about happening upon a drivers license or social security number. My purse will tell you I have a weakness for Coach handbags. Take a deep breath and smell the mint from my steady supply of gum which over powers the smell of quality leather – no easy task. I’m not big on makeup, instead, I carry around two varieties of lip balm. I’m a mother, so at the bottom of my purse you will find a child’s sock, one half of a pair of earrings and insurance cards that are not my own. You will see that I’m not a stickler for cleanliness given the ink stains and paper wrappers floating within the pockets.
But there are also things that my purse does not say about me. It does not say that I volunteer. It does not say that my daughter and my husband are my world. It does not say that I’m against animal cruelty. It does not say that I support victims of domestic violence, but the Purple Purse charm from Allstate DOES.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, is widely distributing Purple Purse charms so you can show your support and attach to your favorite bag year round. They are being distributed with inspiring survivor stories through Purple Purse Challenge participants and Allstate agency owners.
Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime (that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined!), so please, do your part to help by passing it on – share this post, spread the word to your friends, and go to PurplePurse.com between Sept. 2 and Oct. 3 to join the Challenge and get important tips and tools to help you recognize domestic violence and financial abuse, talk about it and end it.
[infobox]If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.[/infobox]
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.