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Happy Friday! Here are the totals from our Spokane Mardi Bras event at The Observatory on Fat Tuesday! On behalf of Transitions and Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, thank you all for your generosity! If you couldn’t join us, you can drop off donations throughout the month of February at 525 W 2nd Ave. #VOASpokane #Transitions #Spokane #community #women #spokanemardibras

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Spokane Mardi Bras donation totals are forthcoming! Thank you to everyone who has donated these past weeks and months...we love our community!

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Thank you to everyone who made it out on #FatTuesday to support
Transitions' Women's Hearth and Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho's Hop...e House for Spokane Mardi Bras! If you couldn't join us on Tuesday night, it's not too late. You can drop off donations throughout the month of February at 525 W 2nd Avenue. #Transitions #VOASpokane #spokanemardibras #community #women

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Thank you to Julie Schaffer, Assistant Director/Moderate Means Program Staff Attorney at the Center for Law in Public Service
Gonzaga University School of Law. Julie coordinated the Mardi Bras drive at the law school and dropped off the donations when she came for the Family Law Clinic today at the Women's Hearth! Julie coordinates student help for the Family Law Clinics at the Hearth, which are offered through the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Spokane County Bar Association. (Pictured with Kathy McFaul, Transitions' Volunteer Coordinator)

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It's not just a Spokane problem. World wide, women struggle to meet their basic biological needs. Thank you for changing the story in Spokane. If you couldn't join us last night, it's not too late. Drop off donations through out the month of February at 525 W 2nd Avenue. #womenhelpwomen #throwaparty #makeadifference Spokane Mardi Bras Transitions Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho

Nearly one in five cannot afford period products and resort to using rags and old clothes
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Check out all the amazing parties throughout our community! Thank you Cheney United Methodist Church for joining us for Mardi Bras this year. #SpokaneMardiBras #VOASpokane #Transitions #community #women #homelessness

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Wow! Mardi Bras was a HUGE success! Over 100 bras, plus underwear, socks, feminine hygiene products, and toiletries were collected. On top of all that, $110 in ...cash was collected from a raffle to win a custom-made cake made by Deb Roth. She generously donated two cakes, and Floyd Cloke and Sonia Bertsch were the lucky winners. Thanks to everyone at church for their generosity, with special thanks to the Adult Fellowship for hosting the Mardi Bras Party.
Jon Carollo at Hope House is excited to receive all these donations tomorrow. #MardiBras

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Happy #FatTuesday! Here are the totals going into tonight's event at The Observatory for #SpokaneMardiBras! Bring the donations you collected, or just stop by and join the party! #VOASpokane #Transitions #Spokane #community #women

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Tonight’s the night! If you can join us please come down to the Observatory tonight and support women experiencing homelessness in Spokane!

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Thank you Westminster United Church of Christ for hosting a very festive Mardi Bras party over the weekend!

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Westminster Mardi Bras! On Saturday, we collected 80 bras, 132 pairs of underwear, hundreds of tampons/pads and $90 in donations for VOA's programs for women e...xperiencing homelessness and living in poverty in our community - thanks to all who donated! Fawn Schott, Jon Carollo, and Jay Castro, from VOA told us about Hope House, Alexandria's House for Pregnant teens, Crosswalk and other services they provide. We enjoyed Cajun food including King's cakes, some made mardi masks and we had lots of good conversations. Let's do it again next year!

Thanks to SON Committee and the Monday night Small Group Ministry for organizing, cooking, decorating and hosting.

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A big shout out to the St. Clare Ecumenical Catholic Community for their incredible donation to support and surround women experiencing homelessness! They collected 74 pairs of underwear, 50 new bras, 348 tampons, 615 pads, and a ton of beautiful clothes for the clothing bank, lots of toiletries, and even two new backpacks! You all rock!

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Tomorrow! Join us at The Observatory (15 S Howard St) from 5-8pm for #spokanemardibras tomorrow night! Bring the donations you collected, or just stop by and join the party! #throwapartymakeadifference #Spokane #Transitions #VOASpokane #women #community

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Respect is having your basic needs met. Respect is Mardi Bras, thanks to the Spokane community! Thank you for bringing respect for human dignity to women experiencing poverty and homelessness in Spokane.Get involved by attending or throwing a party or collecting donations. You can learn more about Transitions and the Women's Hearth, one of the organizations that Mardi Bras benefits, by watching the video below.

Our 2017 theme is respect for human dignity. We're proud to share how the women we serve have found respect at our programs.
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Have you read The Inlander Health & Home this month? Check out the Upcoming Events on pg.8 for info on #spokanemardibras! #theinlander #spokane #transitions #voaspokane #women #community

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Look at these awesome totals for #spokanemardibras! Thank you to everyone who has donated! Want to increase your impact? Financial gifts can be made here: http://bit.do/mardibras

#throwapartymakeadifference #Spokane #Transitions #VOASpokane #women #community #endingpoverty #endinghomelessness

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Mardi Bras is about increasing the dignity of women experiencing homelessness in Spokane. All of your hard work is building towards our community-wide party on Fat Tuesday, February 13th at The Observatory downtown. We hope to see you there, and in the meantime please watch a video about Hope House, one of the organizations that Mardi Bras benefits.

Thirty-six shelter beds are available each night to any woman regardless of her mental health status or chemical dependency issues. Each woman receives perso...
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Thank you to Chapter E, PEO for hosting a Mardi Bras party. #womenhelpwomen #spokanemardibras #community #Transitions #VOASpokane

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