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The Philanthropy Files

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PhilanthropyFiles PhotoDecember at the WCA exemplifies everything kind, compassionate and giving in our community. It’s a privilege to witness so many people giving back in so many different ways.

Giving Tree tags are flying off the tree at the Grove! While we were hanging the first round of tags at the Grove before Thanksgiving, two gentlemen who work at a nearby business stopped to inquire what we were doing. Once they learned that the gifts from the giving tree help sustain our families in the months to come, they took a few tags and told their co-workers about our work and our clients’ needs. This is how they give back.

This week, the gifts are pouring in for the families who have been adopted by generous community members.  Some of these donors include former clients who understand what it’s like to have nothing under the tree (if they even had a tree) for Christmas morning. Helping provide a happy Christmas for families on their journey to safety, healing and freedom is how they give back.

Eight to ten volunteers are coming in everyday this month to help receive and sort the donations our community gives to our clients. Seeing these volunteers puts a smile on donors’ faces and all of the staff. This is how they give back.

One of the more moving moments for me this week came when a gentleman stopped by with four kids’ bikes. These are not part of the family sponsorship or the Giving Tree. This generous man didn’t have a bike as a child and thinks every child should have one. This is how he gives back.

Thank you all for inspiring others (like me!) in our community to continue to give back.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Asop

Warmest wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season.

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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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