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The click of a new pen, the crinkling cracks of the unopened pages of a new notebook. Tissue boxes, backpacks, new markers… it must be that time of year again… back to school! Back to school

 has always been one of my most favorite times of the year. There is something so satisfying about doing all the shopping and getting ready for that first day. This year was quite different as I had the privilege to coordinate the 2021WCA Back to School program. 

For some individuals, back to school can be a daunting experience — time, money and availability are all factors that can make back-to-school shopping more stressful than fun. The WCA Back-to-School program allows current clients with kids enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade to be anonymously sponsored by members in our community to receive school supplies, school clothes, shoes, a coat and have certain school fees paid for.

Our sponsors this year included a wide range of businesses, families, and individuals who were able to assist 35 families and a total of 83 kids. These kids received items they needed for school. In addition, following specific guidelines and protocols to keep safety at the forefront of what we do, we were able to have volunteers back on-site to assist with the program (see Volunteer Voice for more info). Our wonderful WCA volunteers were able to assist with donor drop-offs, client pickups and organizing tasks in between.

Thank you to all of the individuals who helped make this year’s program successful!

“Thank you for your help this year, you have helped more than you know. You brought tears to my eyes.”

– 2021 Back-to-School Sponsorship WCA Client 

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EVENTS

Sep 27

2021

Live at Lunch Monday

We will be live on Facebook at Noon. Log on and join us!

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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