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Philanthropy Files: August 2021

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Supporting the WCA Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes

Supporting The WCA comes in many shapes and sizes, and I wanted to spend some time this month talking about our amazing supporters who work closely with our Facilities Manager, Brandi, to help meet the needs of our buildings. Our community is very generous and we benefit from the kindness of some great local businesses and contractors who choose to support our mission of safety healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault through in-kind donations.

In-kind donations of physical items or services for which we have an immediate need. This past year we have been fortunate to be on the receiving end of some excellent contributions for our facilities. We’d like to thank some of our great partners this past year:

  • W2W Commercial Flooring donated a roll of sheet vinyl to the WCA to replace flooring in resident restrooms at our transitional shelter, Laura’s Home.
  • The Meridian Gutter Company came out recently to remove and replaced all the gutters at our shelter campus. They also installed a gutter guard at the front of our emergency shelter, Serena’s House, to help keep pine needles and leaves from filling up the rain gutters.
  • Local contractor Simpson Painting generously worked with Sherwin Williams to donate over $2000 worth of paint to freshen up communal areas at our emergency shelter, Serena’s House.
  • Clearwater Roofing provided a significant discount towards our roofing replacement expense, stating that they believe strongly in helping its community.

In-kind donations are an integral part of helping the WCA serve those who need us. Unfortunately, the need for our services continues to grow. In June of 2020, we received 172 domestic abuse-related calls; in June of 2021, we received 288. With the increased number of clients served comes an increased need for donations. Many of the individuals we serve will also receive items that complement the other services through our in-kind donors. These could be books recommended by their counselors or gas gift cards that help them get to and from crucial appointments.

Many in-kind wish list items may appear small, but they can significantly impact a survivor’s healing ability. There are many items currently on the wish list that we are in immediate need of, and this list is updated often. Every donation you make from this list goes directly to clients, helping them on their journey to safe healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Occasionally we also have needs that are not listed on our wish list and maybe more suitable for a larger group to host a donation drive. If you are interested in hosting a donation drive for needed items, reach out here to get your group involved today!

Thank you again to all our in-kind community donors. We appreciate you and are grateful for your continued support!

 

 

 

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EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

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

2022

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

2022

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

2022

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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