Posted    by  Idaho Youth Ranch   on  Aug 1, 2019 3:27:04 PM

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Northern Idaho Women Raise Over $215,000 Help Idaho Youth Ranch

7th Annual Wine, Women, & Shoes Event Helps North Idaho Youth and Families

(Coeur d’Alene, Idaho , July 2019) – Idaho Youth Ranch raised over $215,000 at their 7th Annual Wine, Women, and Shoes fundraising event on July 17th at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

The highlight of the evening was when Dana and Alyssa Spect, local mother and daughter, shared how Idaho Youth Ranch services helped Alyssa overcome her father’s suicide. Dana shared with the crowd of over 500 attendees, staff, and volunteers that she believes her daughter is alive and thriving today because of the support they received by Idaho Youth Ranch Anchor House located on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene.

“We rely on the support of our generous donors to make incredible transformations happen every day,” said Amy Evans, North Idaho Regional Director for Idaho Youth Ranch. “It is truly awe-inspiring to meet these incredible volunteers and donors who believe that kids in our community deserve the chance at a promising future.”

This past year, Idaho Youth Ranch Anchor House helped over 118 families in north Idaho through individual, and family behavioral therapies and Equine Assisted Therapy in addition to 55 families helped through adoption services. In total, the statewide nonprofit organization helped nearly 1,100 individuals coping with trauma, abuse, neglect, and dysfunction.

“We believe in supporting programs, like Idaho Youth Ranch, that help provide those essential services to enhance lives for some of our most vulnerable community members,” said Kim Pearman-Gillman, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations. “In addition, Numerica is a fun organization, and we believe that living well is more than staying healthy, it’s also enjoying life. We like to sponsor events and programs that showcase that, making Wine, Women & Shoes a perfect fit for us!”

“The Idaho Youth Ranch has the resources and people for those that don’t have anyone to turn to,” wrote Daniell Alworth, a volunteer who helped coordinate the event, on her fundraising page. “Their many therapy services help children and (or) families with abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The success stories that have come from their work are extraordinary.”

The 8th annual event date will be announced in January of 2020.


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