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WHWF July Newsletter


Last week we delivered $300,000 to local nonprofits! Sure, the giant check was a fun photo-op and the cupcakes we dropped off were a hit. However, we were blown away by the stories we heard. There were plenty of gaps in services and resources long before COVID and the last 15 months have transformed those cracks into gaping holes at a time where many women, children and families need resources most.

It’s incredible how our Women Helping Women Fund community came together to raise critical funds - even without the Annual Luncheon for a second year in a row! This is truly a group of women (and a few men) helping women and we’re honored to work alongside each of you.

GRANTEE UPDATES

Your donation helped to fund 17 grants this year to nonprofits who are providing important programs for women and children in our community. Here are updates from some of our grantees. Enjoy!

  • WOMEN & CHILDREN'S FREE RESTAURANT: Let's celebrate WCFR for serving a staggering 725,087 meals to our community just this year! WCFR is a vital safety net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect.

  • VANESSA BEHAN: The 34th Annual Rosauers Open and Franz Bakery Pro-Am Golf Tournament is happening July 14th-18th and Vanessa Behan urgently needs volunteers! Ages 14 years+ can volunteer. No golf experience necessary.

  • WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY CENTER: WCCC's programs for children and youth are life changing and they are able to help sustain them through their annual fundraising event, Building Dreams – Bright Futures for Our Kids. Register today!

  • FEAST WORLD KITCHEN: This short documentary about Feast World Kitchen is definitely worth a watch - Seattle Pacific University and Untamed Media teamed up to tell the story of Feast’s launch by telling the stories of a few of Feast’s co-founding chefs and staff. Enjoy!

  • MORNING STAR BOYS' RANCH: Morning Star Boys’ Ranch is celebrating 65 years of providing essential programs to at-risk youth in our community. Their annual Caring 4 Kids fundraising dinner is to support the many children in Morning Star’s programs.

  • SALVATION ARMY: This month, you can help area grade school students head back to school with new backpacks and school supplies during Backpacks for Kids. Just donate what you can financially when visiting a local nomnom store. Click here for participating locations.

WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

This month we are excited to welcome four new board members -

Beth Winter | Pyrotek

Linda Tompkins | Lukins & Annis

Robin Toth | Washington State Department of Commerce

Alison Mallahan | Iton, Inc.

These amazing women are deeply involved in our community and have a wealth of knowledge to bring to our board. Welcome ladies!

NONPROFIT CONNECT

Joya Child & Family Development is a nonprofit pediatric therapy provider serving children in Spokane County. They offer occupational, physical and speech therapy together with special education services.

Learn more about their life changing work in our community with this Nonprofit Connect!

Below is a thank you from 2021-22 grantee, West Central Community Center!

You helped to support their Youth Enrichment Program. Traditionally offered before and after school and during the summer, the childcare program gives youth a safe place for learning, recreation, connection with peers, and support from trusted mentors.

Thank you to these major corporate partners who help to extend the reach and expand the impact of our mission! View all corporate partners here.