Each year, The ICSEW Public Outreach Subcommittee coordinates a charitable project for a non-profit organization or community program.
This year’s recipients are SafePlace, The Emergency Support Shelter and New Hope.
2020-2021 Focus: Victims of Domestic Violence
The ICSEW Public Outreach Subcommittee has chosen to sponsor a gift card and supplies drive for organizations that provide services and resources to women and individuals who are victims of domestic violence. In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, police departments and civic groups are reporting a spike in domestic violence cases because mandated stay-at-home orders have put victims in close proximity to their abusers.
Non-profit organizations that assist domestic violence victims are also experiencing logistic and financial difficulties in delivering supplies and resources. Furthermore, local businesses have been impacted by the pandemic through the reduction in sales and operating hours. The Public Outreach subcommittee wanted to sponsor a project to help these organizations as well as local businesses.
To ensure safe, no-contact delivery, ICSEW is encouraging the public to mail gift cards to charitable organizations for local businesses that carry items in need. Types of business include restaurants, grocery/convenience stores, gas cards, any place that carries hygiene items, food, diapers/baby wipes and cleaning products.
How to Participate:
For Individuals: If you would like to donate a gift card, simply reach out to a local business or restaurant near you to purchase the card and mail to the desired organization below. Any business, which carries grocery items, diapers & wipes, personal hygiene items or cleaning supplies works. The organizations also need gift cards for restaurants, takeout, and fast food locations.
If you are an immune compromised individual or do not feel comfortable purchasing a gift card in-person, the ICSEW’s Annual Charity Drive page will have an updated list of businesses that offer no-contact purchase options. ICSEW will coordinate with the business to arrange delivery of the gift card to the specific organization.
- Safe Place (Thurston County/South Puget Sound) C/O: Ellie Parrish 521 Legion Way SE Olympia WA, 98501
- The Emergency Support Shelter (Longview/ Southwest Washington): C/O: Felina Gonzalez 1330 11th Ave. Longview, WA 98632
- Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Shelter C/O: Gina Blanchard-Reed PO Box 2014 Shelton, WA 98584
- New Hope (Grand Coulee, Moses Lake, Mattawa, Othello, Quincy, Royal City) C/O: Tina Steinmetz 311 W 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA, 98837
For Businesses: If you would like to be added to our list of participating businesses, please contact our Public Outreach Subcommittee Chairs.