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Philanthropy Files: Community Events Make a Difference

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Lupe Ingham
Department Specialist

I have had the pleasure of being part of the WCA team for a year now. It has been amazing to see our community come together in altruistic ways to support our organization’s mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault especially during the current state of our world.

During this unique situation that humanity is faced against, we have continued to see a rise in domestic violence and sexual assault. At the height of the pandemic in April, our domestic violence-related hotline calls increased by 194% from 2019. In August we have continued to see significant increases – from 98 in 2019 to 200 calls in 2020. These figures are daunting but through the assistance of our community, we are able to help those in times of crisis.

Currently assisting in coordinating our organization’s external events, I have found that so many groups, organizations and individuals are willing to help create an event on behalf of the WCA and our clients. Businesses and organizations in the valley have shown their support to us by holding raffles, donating a portion of their sales and donated tips from their service staff. We have also had individuals utilize their natural skills such as photography, baking and crafting to raise donations.

We are truly grateful that we have all this wonderful support from our community. Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefit, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” If you, your team and/or your organization would like to learn more about hosting an event on behalf of the WCA and our clients please contact me at philanthropy@wcaboise.org.

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Sep 29


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the WCA will be holding a joint press conference on September 29 at the Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial at 10am. The WCA and other Domestic Violence service providers will be on site with information and awareness raising materials for our community members. Elected officials […]

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Oct 01


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k  and  3k  Urban  stroll  for  Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 14th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 1st at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. You can sign up to participate here with 5K registration starting at $25. […]

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Oct 01


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

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt for EveryBODY! The 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Scavenger Hunt 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 […]

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Oct 18


Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 18, 2023 from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 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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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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