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Philanthropy Files

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burrell-dianaSeeds of Philanthropy in today’s youth are growing. It is not uncommon for children to find ways to give to the WCA, and other organizations. One of my favorite examples is a wonderful boy who, for his sixth birthday, asked his friends to bring unwrapped presents for the children living at Serena’s House. A more recent example is nine year-old Aiden who gave us a nice donation a few weeks ago – read more about him in the Donor Spotlight.

Have you heard of the “philanthroteens?” These are today’s teenagers who are donating their time, talent and treasure to causes they care about. Research shows that 32% of teens have made financial contributions to a charity and over 26% volunteer. Recently we met Sam who gathered hundreds of bottles of dish soap, laundry detergent, hand sanitizers and other items to benefit the WCA shelter clients and our downtown facility. We also have remarkable teen volunteers and interns who help us with everything from sorting items in the Thrift Shop to community outreach. These kids, known as “Generation Z,” are already having a big impact on their communities.

I want to thank all of you amazing parents and teachers who are encouraging children to get involved and make a positive difference in the lives of others. The seeds you are planting now will help all of us in the nonprofit sector achieve our missions and visions.

If the young people in your lives are looking for something to get involved with now, perhaps they would consider helping with our diaper drive  during the month of March. Our clients are in need of diapers, pull-ups and wipes.

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Aug 25


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02


SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12


Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28


Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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