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The 11th Annual “Healing Begins with Hope” Fundraising and Outreach breakfast was a resounding success! Held at the Riverside Hotel on May 5, the theme of “Childhood Memories” touched over 300 guests. They heard heartfelt testimonials from a diverse group of speakers who told of their own childhood memories—some happy, but many touched by domestic violence and fear. They spoke about how the WCA had helped them break the cycle so their own children have happy, healthy lives today.

A very special part of the morning was when children from St. Joe’s, Adams Elementary and Riverstone International schools entered the room and handed each guest a special gift: a coaster embossed with a small child’s handprint (from one of the WCA’s clients). The children—as young as 5– were very excited to give everyone a gift, and the guests loved the adorable helpers! The beautiful coasters were donated by In the Bag Promotions, and they made a wonderful memento of the morning.

Another memorable part of the table settings were the hand-decorated table numbers. The children in the WCA child care colored and painted the table numbers, and they ranged from truly creative to the happy scribbling of the very young.

A final surprise was the announcement that an anonymous donor offered to match the donations and pledges of anyone who joined the Hope Society, or extended or increased their existing Hope Society pledge. This was very exciting, and many in the audience took advantage of that generous offer.

It was a great event, thanks to our Ambassador Table Hosts and all the guests who attended at the early hour on Tuesday morning! The WCA is able to provide services to those who need us in large part due to the generosity of community donors. Thank you all so much!

View photos from the event here!

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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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