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Philanthropy Files: Community Events Make a Difference

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Lupe Ingham
Department Specialist

I have had the pleasure of being part of the WCA team for a year now. It has been amazing to see our community come together in altruistic ways to support our organization’s mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault especially during the current state of our world.

During this unique situation that humanity is faced against, we have continued to see a rise in domestic violence and sexual assault. At the height of the pandemic in April, our domestic violence-related hotline calls increased by 194% from 2019. In August we have continued to see significant increases – from 98 in 2019 to 200 calls in 2020. These figures are daunting but through the assistance of our community, we are able to help those in times of crisis.

Currently assisting in coordinating our organization’s external events, I have found that so many groups, organizations and individuals are willing to help create an event on behalf of the WCA and our clients. Businesses and organizations in the valley have shown their support to us by holding raffles, donating a portion of their sales and donated tips from their service staff. We have also had individuals utilize their natural skills such as photography, baking and crafting to raise donations.

We are truly grateful that we have all this wonderful support from our community. Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefit, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” If you, your team and/or your organization would like to learn more about hosting an event on behalf of the WCA and our clients please contact me at philanthropy@wcaboise.org.

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EVENTS

Jul 11

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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Jul 28

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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