2018 Purple Purse Challenge!

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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

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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!

Raffle Winner (kinda) and Thank You!

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The Purple Purse Financial Literacy Flash Fundraiser has come to an end! We know a lot of you had your eye on the prize (literally, you all wanted the purple purse). Well, it's your lucky day – the winner of the purse "donated" it to us, and asked that we raffle it off during our big fundraiser in October. So, you'll get another shot at it in a few short months! 

Thank you all so much for your support!

 

Financial Literacy Month Flash Fundraiser – 1 day left!

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The week-long Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser is coming to a close tomorrow morning at 9am! As a reminder:

  1. The three organizations that raise the most money in the next week will win an additional $25,000, $15,000, and $5,000, respectively;
  2. Every organization that raises at least $1,000 will be entered to win an additional $5,000; 
  3. AND! We are raffling off a beautiful envelope style purse (pictured above) that was designed by gladiator queen herself, Kerry Washington. Every donation gets a raffle entry, and the winner will be selected before the end of the week!

If you haven't yet donated, please consider clicking the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of this page, and doing so! Your donation will allow us to continue serving women and children who otherwise may not have access to legal assistance. If you aren't able to donate, we would be so appreciative if you'd share this with your network.

Thank you for your continued support! 

The Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser Starts TODAY!

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The week-long Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser starts TODAY! A few quick things:

  • The three organizations that raise the most money in the next week will win an additional $25,000, $15,000, and $5,000, respectively;
  • Every organization that raises at least $1,000 will be entered to win an additional $5,000;
  • AND, we are raffling off a beautiful envelope style purse that was designed by gladiator queen herself, Kerry Washington. Every donation gets a raffle entry, and the winner will be selected late next week! 

We appreciate your support so very much. To donate, click here, or use the widget below (+ share, please ☺️)!

xoxo

Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Maybe not the most exciting topic, but certainly one of the most important ones. 

The purpose of Financial Literacy Month is to highlight the importance of economic and financial education. This is important for all of us, but especially for victims and survivors of domestic violence. As we talked about our “What is Financial Abuse” post, financial abuse is present in over 95% of domestic violence cases, and is the reason why many victims stay in or return to an abusive relationship.

In observance of Financial Literacy Month, we’ll be chatting more about financial literacy and financial abuse. Additionally, our friends at Purple Purse are hosting a week-long flash fundraiser that will run from April 17 through April 24. Be on the lookout for more details, right here 😊

2018 Low Bono Incubator Reception

 Dean Standish (Stan) Perkins

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Last year, we were fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the 2017 Seattle University School of Law Incubator program. The Incubator program was immensely helpful in getting this little nonprofit up and running, and we are forever grateful for that. Not to mention, it also introduced us to some truly fabulous people, including our new BFF, Dean Standish Perkins. 

The 2018 cohort was recently selected, and last night, we helped welcome them. We could not be more excited for them, and look forward to seeing what they’ll accomplish! 

Eastside Legal Assistance Program Fellowship

 Northwest Advocacy Foundation Executive Directors Elena Yager (left) and Jessica Lewis (right) with Eastside Legal Assistance Program Managing Attorney Juanita Cope (center).

Northwest Advocacy Foundation Executive Directors Elena Yager (left) and Jessica Lewis (right) with Eastside Legal Assistance Program Managing Attorney Juanita Cope (center).

Last night, we celebrated the completion of our year-long fellowship with Eastside Legal Assistance Program. Working with other attorneys who understand domestic violence, and are equally committed to serving our community was an incredible experience. We look forward to continuing to work side by side with this great organization (and also eating some cake 😉)!