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Why Kerry Joined Purple Purse
Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington is lending her voice and passion as the ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse. In addition her work as an actress, mom and wife, she is striving to become part of the solution by empowering women to prevent future occurrences of domestic violence and financial abuse. Beyond her work with Purple Purse, Washington was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee of the Arts and Humanities in 2009 and honored at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2015 with a Vanguard Award for her work making a significant difference in promoting equality.

The Purple Purse Kerry Washington Designed
Knowing purple is the signature color for domestic violence, I worked with designer Dee Ocleppo to create a new limited edition Purple Purse – to represent the center of a woman’s financial domain and inspire survivors to reclaim their financial independence. Together, we wanted to create an on-trend clutch that women can carry with pride – putting financial control and freedom directly into their hands. This powerful symbol, the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, will ignite fundraising in the Purple Purse Challenge for more than 160 national, state and local organizations to provide life-changing services to domestic violence survivors across the country.

Making Of The Purple Purse