Gelber Group Helps YWCA Evanston/North Shore win Purple Purse Challenge

Gelber Group helped the YWCA Evanston/North Shore capture first place in the Purple Purse Challenge to secure the additional $100,000 prize, raising a total of $489,723 for the charity. Gelber Group employees and the Gelber Foundation raised a total of $44,000 in only 3 days with 50 Gelber employees donating to this amazing cause. We are so proud to be a part of a giving community.

According to their website, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers an immediate and long term solutions to domestic violence by helping women break free. It is one of the only residential domestic violence services in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area and reaches over 800 women and children annually, services include:

• crisis intervention
• emergency shelter for women and their children
• community-based counseling
• long-term supportive housing for survivors
• legal advocacy
• medical advocacy
• financial literacy education
• relationship violence prevention
• batterer intervention program

Gelber is honored to further this cause to let domestic violence victims become #freetowalk. If you are interested in getting involved in the YWCA Evanston/North shore check out their website: http://www.ywca.org/site/c.ewK0LoO8LmK6F/b.7964321/k.BD08/Home.htm