Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington hosts a variety of unique events each year to raise awareness and funds to help our most vulnerable neighbors. Use the links below to get involved!
Speakers are available to make presentations about our programs and issues related to our work.
If you are interested in planning and hosting a fundraising event to support Volunteers of America or one of our programs, please review and complete our third-party events agreement:
Volunteers of America, Spokane's Annual Events
March 5, 2019
Mardi Bras is a collaborative fundraiser between Hope House, a program of Volunteers of America, and Transitions' Women's Hearth.
Meeting the basic needs of the women and children we serve can be the start of a life-changing relationship. One of the most basic needs is a little embarrassing, undergarments. Getting access to bras and underwear that fit can be a challenge for women experiencing poverty or homelessness. Women living on the streets get their periods too. However, not only do they go through this uncomfortable experience they struggle just to meet their basic needs. Finding pads and tampons can be almost as impossible as finding bras and underwear.
But all of that changes Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019 as we celebrate Mardi Bras!
September 12, 2019
Be a part of humanizing homelessness in Spokane. Attend a one-night-only art exhibit, Eye Contact, featuring art by homeless women and children in our community, hosted at the Washington Cracker Company Event Center in the Terrain art space. This art exhibit fundraiser directly supports Hope House Women's Shelter and Crosswalk Youth Shelter.
May 8, 2016
Make Mother's Day Special
This special Mother's Day luncheon makes a wonderful Mother's Day gift for your loved one when you send an elderly low-income or disabled woman to an unforgettable afternoon complete with fine dining, entertainment, flowers, gifts and companionship.
March 6, 2016
Jam for Bread is a benefit concert for Crosswalk, the Volunteers of America youth shelter.
Jam for Bread is a benefit concert for Crosswalk teen shelter's GED program featuring performances by local musicians in a coffee-house style setting at Westminster United Church of Christ.
December 14, 2015
offering help and hope to thousands of needy families since 1945
Donations to the Spokesman-Review Christmas Bureau fund buy high-quality toys and books for needy families who can come to the bureau to pick out a toy and a book for each of their children for Christmas Day. In addition, each household receives a grocery-store voucher to stock the cupboards for the holidays.
November 14, 2015
Promoting the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.