24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273

The Philanthropy Files: A Little Helps A Lot

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

The Tale of Mushkil Gusha

In the tale of Mushkil Gusha, a woodcutter goes out every day to gather wood to sell so he and his daughter could survive. Despite their Laura Honn - Philanthropy Managerhardships, they always found a way to share what they had and help others in need. This tale of their life is usually told on a Thursday evening to remind us all to be grateful and share what we have with those in need. In the words of the story teller, “Mushkil Gusha is the remover of all difficulties, and we must always be grateful. Every Thursday evening we must give thanks or give a gift to the needy, in the name of Mushkil Gusha”.

At the WCA we have been lucky enough to benefit from the tale. Every Friday morning for the past 11 years, we have received a donation of a $20 bill from the same Boise resident who writes, “Though it is not much, I would like this contribution to help someone who is in need. From, Mushkil Gusha.” Over an 11-year period this $20 weekly donation has accumulated to over $11,000–a substantial amount of giving. I wanted to share this story with our community because it illustrates that a little helps a lot. Any donation you can give is a wonderful gift to us. We are so grateful for all our donations and are thankful that members of our community still practice the wisdom of the Mushkill Gusha tale.

You can read Mushkil tale in full  here: (https://storytelling.co.za/thursday-night-storytelling-the-tale-of-mushkil-gusha/)

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager


Back to Blog >>


Jun 22


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 […]

learn more

Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

learn more





© 2021 Women's and Children's Alliance | Privacy Policy | Equal Opportunity Policies