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Youth Philanthropy in Action

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AdalynnJennifer Spencer, Volunteer and Events Coordinator

“I donated to make moms and children happy”, said six-year-old Adalyn as she dropped off 16 “Blessing Bags” for clients.

In my role as Volunteer and Events Coordinator, I am constantly overwhelmed with the generosity and compassion of the youth in this community. Adalyn is one of many young people who provide such needed support through donations and volunteering.

Michelle P. and her daughter Julia help weekly in our thrift store as well as Paisley H. and her mother, Julie. Budding Eagle Scouts, Zach, Kaeden and Tanner all hosted donation drives for us in the last several months. Tanner donated more than 30 bags of clothing for our clients. You can read more about his thoughtful donation here.

All these young philanthropists worked closely with their parents to make their compassion come to life. From conversations with these youth and their families, I learned that many parents/guardians began teaching their children the concept of philanthropy from a very early age. They expressed to me the joy and pride they feel from seeing their children care so much about those in need.

As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If we are to reach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with children.”

If you and your child are interested in volunteering together at the WCA, please email volunteer@wcaboise.org

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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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