Families Together would like to thank all our donors for their support.
Thank you to the following:
United Way of Moscow
United Way of Pullman
Twin Counties United Way
THANK YOU TO KAPPA DELTA SOROITY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A GENEROUS DONATION OF $2000 COLLECTED A THEIR SHAMROCK EVENT!
DID YOU KNOW? Research shows that continued family stress can lead to mistreatment of children. Raising children with disabilities can be stressful. Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be maltreated than children without disabilities (Sullivan & Knutson, 2000). This is particularly true when the disability is due to, or accompanied by, severe behavioral disorders (Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, 2000; Sullivan & Knutson, 2000).Kappa Delta Sorority at Washington State University hosted their annual Shamrock event, a 5 v 5 soccer tournament followed by a wing-eating competition, to raise money towards child abuse prevention on Sunday, March 9th from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin Stadium, located at 1775 NE Stadium Way, on the WSU campus.Eighty percent of the proceeds will go directly to a local Pullman organization, Families Together – supporting families with disabilities. The remaining twenty percent will be donated to Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America.
FAMILIES TOGETHER JUST RECIEVED A DONATION FROM PI KAPPA PHI FRATERNITY FOR $750!Each year Pi Kappa Phi does fundraising and is involved with Push America. Here is some information taken from their website:Who We Are…The Theta Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi has been involved with Push America since it was founded in 2005 at Washington State University. We have maintained our relationship with the organization through volunteerism in the city of Pullman along with strong participation in summer events held across the country.
We commit ourselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by organizing a variety of events to increase disability awareness on campus and in the community. We hold events like wheelchair basketball, guest speakers and Empathy Dinners amongst many other eye-catching events on campus to spread a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities.
Families Together is one of the groups that we work with every semester. They are a non-profit organization that plans special weekends for families who have children with disabilities. We help out by pairing up with a child and spending time with them throughout the weekend.
Grant monies from the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund is used to provide free parent training classes and the Family Unity Recreation Activity in Moscow.
Grant money from Stepping Stones provides training for parents, outreach and support in the Moscow, Idaho area.
The Colfax and Community Fund provides funding for outreach, support and parent training in the Colfax, Washington area.
Palouse Cares is food drive that takes place on the first Saturday of December. Food is collected throughout the Palouse and provided to the local food banks. In addition, there is an auction and money collected goes to benefit several local nonprofits. Families Together uses money received from Palouse Cares to provide outreach, support and parent training for communities throughout the Palouse.
Parent Trainings throughout Whitman county is funded by a grant from Palouse Region/Pullman Community Grant Program at Inland Northwest Community Foundation.
Thank you to the Women of St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman, Washington for a very generous donation to Families Together.
Thank you to the Idaho Community Foundation for providing funding for Family Enrichment Day!
THANK YOU TO THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP GUILD AT PULLMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES OF WASHINGTON
This funding will be used to provide parent education classes to provide parents of a special needs child, age birth to three, education, tools and support for healthy emotional development, promote positive parent-child relationships and reduce the chances of child abuse and neglect.