As many of you know, October is Domestic Violence awareness month – and last October there was a strong Purple Purse buzz flowing throughout Saratoga County. A buzz that resulted in our community raising more than $80,000 in one month for the families that Wellspring serves daily. Because of your generosity, Wellspring placed #3 in the nation… thank you!
A lot of you have been asking about Purple Purse this year? Because of the amazing amount of time, effort, resources and support that you all showed Wellspring last year, we have decided to take a break from Purple Purse this year as a way of saying thank you. That being said, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to help us raise awareness about our mission and the work we do every day.
We are always looking for community partners to help support our events – through sponsorship, tickets, and spreading the word to your families, friends, and colleagues. As the school year begins, we are eager for more community partners to engage in our Coaching Boys Into MenRand Athletes as LeadersR programs. In addition to that, we are always willing and excited to come to talk to anyone about our programs and services – whether it is your youth group, your book club, your sales team etc. we are here for you as a resource and friend.
Our vision is a community free from relationship abuse – a vision that will only be made possible by the support of a community like ours. Thank you for all you have done and for all you continue to do.
And because you folks really rocked October last year, let’s have a throwback Thursday moment and revisit some photos of our Purple Purse Champions. Want to see all our Champions and hear their words about why they care so deeply about Wellspring’s work? Just click here
And you don’t want to miss two exciting events:
On September 29th grab a leash and your favorite pooch and join us in Congress Park for the kickoff to Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the 7th Annual Pooch Parade.
And call up your favorite gal friends and join us at Longfellows on October 11th for Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends.