Dear YWCA Family,
It's the busiest time of year here at YWCA Greater Lafayette -- October! This month is marked by Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our biggest fundraiser of the year, Power of the Purse.
Power of the Purse
On October 1, 2020, YWCA Greater Lafayette launched its third annual Power of the Purse. We are only 6 days into the campaign and with your help we have raised more than $16,000 toward our total goal of $100,000 by October 30.
This year, hitting our goal is more important than ever. Due to COVID-19, YWCA has had to cancel several in-person fundraising events. The Women's Cancer Program is facing a funding crunch due to the unavailability of approximately $130,000 in Susan G. Komen funding. Domestic violence calls and severity of incidents are on the rise. Our services haven't stopped. Staff continue to work through hurdle after hurdle to keep services going for clients and the community. We need your help to sustain this important and lifesaving work.
This year, PurseSetters formed teams to highlight different areas of YWCA's important mission – breast cancer awareness (pink), domestic violence awareness (purple) and YWCA's mission of eliminating racism and empowering women (persimmon.) Team Pink is currently leading the campaign with $6,840, followed by Team Persimmon with $4,980 and Team Purple at $4,285.
Week 1 Challenge
This week the PurseSetters are competing against their Pink, Persimmon and Purple teammates to see who can raise the most money between Monday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 11. The top two PurseSetters on each team will receive a bonus donation to their purse – $500 for winner, $250 for the runnerup. Follow the standings at http://support.ywca.org/PowerofthePurse2020 and give your favorite PurseSetter a boost by making a donation.
For more information about joining Power of the Purse as a PurseSetter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay Bowl Giving Project + Power of the Purse
YWCA, in partnership with the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild, is thrilled to announce that the Clay Bowl Giving Project is joining Power of the Purse for 2020!
The Clay Bowl Giving Project is a celebration of the arts that honors survivors of domestic violence and supports the important work being done through YWCA's Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program.
Greater Lafayette Clay Guild artists donate almost 1,000 handmade, glazed clay bowls that are distributed along with lunch or dinner at the annual fundraiser, which is usually held in April. This year the event was pushed back because of COVID-19 restrictions.
We have come up with a safe, creative and fun way to continue the Clay Bowl tradition even through the pandemic is still preventing a packed YWCA gym. Claim your bowl by making a donation of $20 or more to The Greater Lafayette Clay Guild's Power of the Purse page. Bowls will be available for pick up on Thursday, October 29! Get more details here >>
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