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Volunteer Voice January 2022

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The start of the new year was always a time to get down to business and commit to two to three things I decided on the month before. I used to get out my planner, write everything down, make goals and go pursue them as best I could. Despite my best intentions, I would find myself a month in and be nowhere near where I thought I would be. This year, I want to take a different approach. 

The past couple of months taught me so many wonderful things about myself, my colleagues, and our generous community. We had such an extraordinary reach from our community—from Giving Tree donors picking up tags from the tree downtown, organizations housing tree tags in their businesses, to amazing sponsors helping make the holiday season successful for many families. Extraordinary volunteers taught me about the process allowing me to modify the programs to how I saw fit for this year.

There was so much kindness and guidance that it made me realize that sometimes…perfection isn’t key. Communication, collaboration, and interacting with like-minded individuals (safely) is key. This year I want to slow down and be present. No unattainable goals (just small ones), no overarching expectations of myself or others— just be present and enjoy what the world and the people in it have to offer and teach me.

I hope that this year brings you all an opportunity to realize how much of an effect you have on others in the community because as a volunteer, you truly have the biggest impact. Thank you for being part of this journey we call life with me at the WCA. I appreciate what you have to offer and what 2022 has to offer us. 

With Gratitude,
Lupe

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Jan 27

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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Feb 15

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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Feb 18

2022

Lunch & Learn with Bre

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly 30 minute virtual chat with […]

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Feb 24

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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Mar 31

2022

2022 TWIN Awards Luncheon

Nominations Now Open! Corporate Pillars, please follow the link below to nominate your colleagues: Nomination Form The WCA will honor the women who have been chosen as this year’s TWIN Cohort at its 29th Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at Noon on Thursday, March 31 at the Boise Centre. “These are women […]

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