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We are very fortunate to have many friends in the community who choose the WCA to receive funds from events and drives that they plan, promote and complete.  We are often invited to attend a check presentation, which is so much fun and very exciting!  It is always so wonderful to receive funding to continue our programs to support our clients.  But there’s something that’s just as important with these events—outreach!  Every time we learn of an event, if the group requests an information table or a client speaker, that many more people learn about the WCA and become a “lifeline” to others who may need our services, but may not know we’re here.

We have several upcoming events put on by wonderful supporting groups who, besides raising funds, are also including a donation drive, a WCA information table, and/or a client speaker.  On Saturday, September 13, the Harley Owners Group (HOG), sponsored by High Desert Harley-Davidson, is having a motorcycle rally to benefit the WCA. They’re also collecting donations at the store.  Shelley Berns, of the Ladies HOG group, is a WCA Ambassador.

Another motorcycle rally will be held on Saturday, October 11 by R.A.D.A.R (Riders Against Domestic Abuse and Rape).  Besides the ride for motorcycle riders, this all-day event will offer many activities for non-riders as well, including a spaghetti dinner and silent auction.  All of the funds raised during the day will be donated to the WCA. Thor Wade, the founder of R.A.D.A.R., is also a WCA Ambassador.  There will be a WCA information table as well as a client speaker at the event.

If you’d like more information about putting together a fundraiser for the WCA, go to our website.  If you’d like to know more about how you can become an Ambassador, like Shelley and Thor, see the WCA Ambassadors page.  All of these ways to support the work of the WCA are extremely meaningful, and we’d love to have you learn more!

EVENTS

May 23

2024

WCA Virtual 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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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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Oct 06

2024

Sue B Stroll and 5K October 6, 2024

Join us for the 15th annual SueB 5k  for Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 15th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 6, 2024 at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. Registration opens June 5! This event has always been about outreach and honoring the […]

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