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img_0440 Scentsy Rock-a-Thon Raises $260,568 to Help Protect Women and Children

One Day Fundraiser Breaks Record

Guest Post by Lonni Leavitt-Barker, Scentsy PR

It’s not every day you see men and women decked out in purple boas and butterfly masks, rocking their hearts out on rocking chairs lining the busiest street in Idaho.  But on Friday, September 12th, for twelve hours straight, more than 1,300 volunteers kept 70 rocking chairs filled and in constant motion—all to raise funds for the Women’s & Children’s Alliance.

Scentsy’s owners, Heidi and Orville Thompson donated $250 an hour per chair for the full 12 hours, ($210,000).  A record $50,568.14 was donated by the community, local businesses and the food trucks that were on site for the Rock-a-Thon.

“To end the day with the news that over $260,000 was raised to support our children’s programs which in turn makes it possible to expand our safe shelter and thus house more women and children fills us with gratitude.  I was almost speechless when Heidi and Orville announced the total, knowing what it will mean to those children – and families – that now will have the opportunity to break the cycle of abuse.  The Scentsy team is amazing!  To be chosen to participate with them in this year’s Rock-A-Thon was humbling,” said Bea Black, Executive Director of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

IMGP4958Scentsy also held an employee drive and collected more than 2,635 jars of baby food, 441 baby snacks and 183 cans of formula to benefit the WCA’s clients.  To top off the event, more than 5,000 folks gathered on the grass at Scentsy Commons for the check presentation, live music, games for the kids, and one of the biggest and best fireworks shows in the state of Idaho.  This was Scentsy’s 5th annual Rock-a-Thon.

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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