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The Compassion Project: Compassion Fatigue

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Rachel Godlesky, Philanthropy Intern

The holidays bring out the generosity in many people. They’re generous with gifts to friends, with the time they give to their family, and also the money they give to causes that touch their hearts. It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the responsibilities we place on ourselves.

People who have not donated to an organization all year may suddenly be inspired to do so in the spirit of giving. But, this can add stress to an already stressful time. You may be stretching your budgets for gifts or travel expenses. It’s normal to want to do everything, but it’s important to only do what you can.

Mother Teresa Understood Compassion Fatigue

She wrote in her plan to her superiors that it was MANDATORY for her nuns to take an entire year off from their duties every 4-5 years to allow them to heal from the effects of their care-giving work.

If the holidays put financial strain on you, don’t donate during the holidays. Organizations like the WCA are grateful for the overwhelming support we receive during the holidays, which helps to meet our needs for the next 3-6 months. However, we have those needs year-round. A donation in July makes just as much of an impact as one in December.

While it is appealing to spend the holidays volunteering and giving back, do not stretch yourself too thin. If it takes away important time with family or impedes travel plans, volunteer at another time. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer all year, and we always appreciate the help!



Aug 25


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


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


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


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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