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The Coalition was honored to have Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Kelly Ayotte join us in the office to celebrate the conclusion of our Purple Purse Challenge with a check presentation from Allstate Insurance agent John Parolin. This event was a culmination of a lot of hard work and the support of hundreds of donors. Thank you for helping us raise awareness and raise critical funds to help us in our quest to support survivors.
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge® is a public awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at creating long-term safety and security for survivors by raising money to provide and expand financial empowerment services. As part of the challenge, more than 160 nonprofits from across the country, including the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, banded together and helped raise nearly $3.1 million for domestic violence survivors through online donations and grants.
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence raised $40,573 during the Challenge. As one of the top 20 nonprofit fundraisers from across the country, the organization earned a “prize” grant for their efforts and were presented with a check for an additional $3,000 by Nashua Allstate Agent John Parolin representing the Allstate Foundation.
“In the majority of domestic violence cases, abusers deny victims access to money and financial resources,” said Parolin who helped the organization raise donations during the Purple Purse Challenge. “Thanks to the work of The Allstate Foundation and organizations like the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, local victims and their families are able to achieve long-term safety and security through financial empowerment. It makes me proud to not only represent Allstate, but also serve this community that came together through the Challenge to support this important issue locally.”
Senator Shaheen and Senator Ayotte have been stalwart supporters of the Coalition and both of them spoke eloquently about the need for this work.
“Financial independence is essential for so many survivors of domestic violence – a lack of financial resources is the top reason survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship,” said Shaheen. “This grant is a recognition of the outstanding work the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is doing every day to help free those in abusive relationships.”
"The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is doing incredibly important work to support and empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence to help them rebuild their lives,” said Ayotte. “I am proud to have worked closely with the coalition as Attorney General and to have continued that relationship as U.S. Senator. I appreciate Allstate’s commitment to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.”
About The Allstate Foundation:
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). 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. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.