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Volunteer Voice: July 2021

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On July 4th, I sat at the top of a hill overlooking Boise and saw so many fireworks. I was amazed to see the night sky lit up with bursts of colors all over. I have to admit, I was also a bit nervous due to the heat and weather we have been having that those bursts of colors could potentially cause a detrimental fire in the valley. It didn’t, and I’m so thankful for that. 

Seeing the bright lights, a deep level of happiness and excitement came over me. I thought about the resilience in our community especially within you, supporters of the WCA. You have been there even during a time when we couldn’t be physically together to show your support to the WCA and our clients. You shared our posts, our hotline number, donated needed items from our wishlist and in general helped in any way you could, even with the guidelines that were put in place. As we continue to open up to the community more each day, I am so excited to see what all the changes within each of you will bring forth to the WCA.  

The theme for July is Independence, Empowerment and Resilience. The past year has been a whirlwind of mixed emotions, out-of-the-ordinary behavior changes and adapting to some kind of new normal that everyone had to go through. I found some kind of independence from the life I once knew to truly empower myself to be resilient to work in the field that I choose to be part of. We all had to adapt, change and grow. Our WCA volunteers show that same independence, empowerment and resilience. Without the support from individuals like you, it would have been so difficult to have the tenacity to continue our mission work to provide free services for our clients. Thank you for continuing to support and empower our organization, staff and clients through your kindness and community. 

I hope that this month brings you a positive internal reflection of the amazing work that you choose to dedicate your time to. Your choice makes it so that so many individuals in our community can continue to prosper in their healing journey. Thank you!

With Gratitude,
Lupe

Volunteer Spotlight!
A big thank you to Laurie Bell, her team at the Mini Joys AND Sophie and Wrangler!

They made a special appearance for the kids in Childcare. Discussions of being a superhero – You can be a superhero by being kind, helping someone in need, making someone’s day by simply saying have a great day with a smile. A great lesson and reminder that what you do can affect the world around you. 

Upcoming events

Beat the Heat
July is National Ice Cream Month
Treat yourself to a cold treat to counteract the heatwave.

SueB 5k 10k (Virtual)
Registration is open!
Help us raise awareness about domestic abuse and support survivors by registering yourself or a group of you for the 12th annual SueB 5k 10k. The race will be virtual and you can participate any day or time between October 3 – October 9. We hope you will join us this year! Sign up here.

Podcasts
What Compassion Accomplishes
Worth – The Prevention Perspective 

WCA If These Walls Could Talk Mission Tour
See the new tour
* All volunteers must attend a tour

Volunteer Opportunities
WCA Inventory Audit
Back To School
Awareness Ribbon Making (TBD)
Facility Clean-Up (TBD – End of September)

Virtual Learning Opportunities
Break the Cycle
Never Your Fault
Talk to Your Teen

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EVENTS

Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 29

2021

Be the Hope | 24 Ways

24 Ways Join us and Be the Hope in our community; every little piece of hope makes a difference and we ask that you unleash the power of radical generosity and awareness by taking part in 1 or more of our 24 Ways. By supporting the WCA today you can double your impact where every […]

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 30

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.30.21 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Nov 19

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 11.19.21

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 virtual chat with Bre.

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