Kerry Washington Designs Limited Edition Handbag for Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Campaign

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  Designer Dee Ocleppo (L) and actress Kerry Washington appear on stage during the Limited Edition Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Launch event held at The Plaza Hotel on September 24, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)

Kerry Washington is using her great fashion sense for an even greater cause! The actress has designed a limited edition handbag to raise funds for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse campaign!

According to Mashable, Kerry, who serves as an ambassador for the campaign, worked with designer Dee Ocleppo to create a purple leather clutch, which is available for purchase exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for $350.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Purple Purse campaign, which strives to assist and ensure safety for domestic violence survivors across the country.

 

“Our campaign uses the purse as a symbol to educate people about domestic violence and the financial abuse that usually traps women in violent relationships,” Kerry stated. This is the second purse the actress has helped design for the cause. The first purse she helped created raised $2.5 million!

The Allstate Foundation is also launching a fundraising campaign on Oct. 1, called The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, where charities benefiting domestic violence survivors raise funds. The team that raises the most wins a $100,000 donation, with four runner-up prizes ranging from $75,000 to $20,000.

Image via Brent N. Clarke/WireImage

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