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The Philanthropy Files

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Burrell-DianaIf you recall, in March this post talked about some of the health benefits of giving: increased self-esteem, lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, less depression, longer life, and greater happiness, just to name a few. With school out, summer can be a great time to teach your kids about charitable giving so they too can enjoy these health benefits at an early age.

Some financial advisers suggest splitting allowances into three “buckets” – one for spending, one for saving and one for giving. Kids learn best by example and by doing, so engage your kids in your philanthropic activities. Tell them why the nonprofits you support are important to you, your family and our community. Take them with you to drop off a donation. Have fun volunteering together!

Will any of your children or grandchildren have birthdays this summer? Need a project to keep the kids from chanting “I’m bored”? Summer provides an opportunity for your kids to organize a donation drive for our young clients. Items on our Wish List can be really fun for kids to buy and/or collect. We still smile when we think of young Cade, who for his sixth birthday asked his friends to get presents for our kids instead of him.

Summer is generally the slowest donation time for us. Gifts from the Giving Tree last December are getting depleted. Donation drives help sustain our clients through these months. This year, we’ll have a “Christmas in July” campaign to restock the shelves in our shelters and provide much needed items for our three facilities. More information and ways you and the young ones in your life can get involved will be in this newsletter next month and on our social media channels.

Want to read more on kids and charitable giving? Click here for a great resource guide, and here for an interesting article from Parenting.com

“Never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest parts of their hearts.” – Unknown

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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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