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Philanthropy Files: June 2018

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burrell-diana“For it to have mattered that I lived at all.”

Mrs. Silverman, my fifth and sixth grade math and science teacher, had that saying posted on her bulletin board as you exited her classroom. To me that meant making a positive difference – big or small – for someone’s life and has driven many of my career and philanthropic choices during my life.

I see that sentiment embodied in our donors and volunteers daily at the WCA. I see it in grand gestures like the Eagle Scout who organized a donation drive at two Fred Meyer stores that filled three pickup trucks with items we needed for our shelters, and the single moms who join our Hope Society at $84 per month because they know how vital our services are to the families we serve. I see it in small gestures like the young girl who picked out one toy to bring to another young girl, that she doesn’t know, so she could have something fun to play with, or the jar of pennies a family collected over several months so another family would have something.

These acts of service mean the world to our clients. Many of our former clients have been so inspired by the generosity of our community that they also give back. Some facilitate Life Skills classes at our shelters, some tell their stories in the community hoping to reach someone who needs help but isn’t sure where to go. Some become Ambassadors, volunteers and donors. All because someone else, someone they didn’t know, did an act of service for them.

It matters. It all matters.

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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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