Helping the Inland Northwest's Most Vulnerable Since 1896

Spokane Mardi Bras 2018

Throw a Party, Make a Difference!

Mardi Bras is a collaborative fundraiser between Hope House, a program of Volunteers of America, and Transitions' Women's Hearth. Join us on Fat Tuesday, February 13, as we collect donations of bras,underwear, feminine hygiene products, and bus passes for the most vulnerable women of Spokane.


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. 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.