This spring, the TWC Thrift Store has managed to stay open thanks of a group of dedicated volunteers.
They have organized, cleaned, and sorted through an overwhelming amount of donations in the last two months as TWC have not had a full-time employee working at the store. Quyana for your support of TWC and your kindness to all of our customers!
TWC wants to thank everyone who donated a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend throught the Pick.Click.Give. program in 2012. TWC received over $15,000 for services and activities as a result of your generosity. Quyana!
It’s time again to file for PFDs – please consider supporting TWC.
The Rage City Rollergirls will dedicate a portion of their December 11 bout to TWC.
This Rock’em Sock’em Roller Derby is coming December 11th to the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.
This bout will be a Double-Header, with the Red Rockers vs. Blue Bombers and the Rage City All-Stars vs. Pacific Roller Derby from Honolulu, Hawaii!
Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster locations in Anchorage.
TWC will have a merchandise table staffed by Travis Rhodes, Evi Sunnyboy Rhodes and Liz Sunnyboy at the the bout and several staff , former staff and supporters at the bout.
In the spirit of the holidays, the Rollergirls will also be collecting toys for children that will be spending their holidays in the safety of domestic violence shelters. Everyone bringing a toy will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the January bout.
Thanks to the Rollergirls for supporting programs that provide services to domestic violence survivors in our state!
Thank you to Andrew and Susie Makaily of Pilot Station and their sons, who went moose hunting this fall and donated an entire moose to TWC! The shelter residents have been enjoying this wonderful gift. Quyana Cakneq!
This holiday season, everyone in the Bethel community is invited to participate in the Giving Tree program at the Tundra Women’s Coalition. If you would like to make the holidays a little brighter for a family affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, please pick up a Giving Tree ornament at various businesses around town, including AC, Wells Fargo, Swanson’s, KUC, Cultural Center, Gladys Jung, and the LKSD district office. Please return the ornament and the gift, unwrapped, to the Tundra Women’s Coalition by Friday, December 18th. TWC is located at 250 6th Ave. If your time is limited, TWC also accepts cash donations that we can use to purchase gifts for the families. Please consider helping out these families who have stayed in the shelter in the past year. Call Eileen or Diane at 907-543-3444 for ideas of gifts that are needed. Thank you!
Tundra Women’s Coalition is a shelter and outreach organization serving victims of family and sexual violence in Bethel and the villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in southwest Alaska. As many of you know, this region has some of the highest rates of interpersonal violence in the country. Many families come to our doors desperately needing a safe place for shelter, food and support when they are forced to flee abuse.
Bethel residents, you have watched our new building rise from the empty, cleared lots in May to a nearly finished building in October. Out-of-town supporters, we would like you to know that after years of planning and work, this facility was built quickly over a few summer and fall months and is a beautiful addition to our community. This building is designed to house programs and staff who respond to and prevent violence. We chose to allocate our capital budget for building more square feet so we can maximize the number of people we can help. Now we are asking for community support in our efforts to furnish the building’s interior.
Will you help us create a safe, comfortable living space for families forced to flee violence? The cost for fully furnishing our new building will be $100,000. Your gift will make a difference. Many of you know that Bethel is a remote, isolated community where the costs of goods are extremely high. Please also know that we will spend your cash donation on the critical items we need. Below are examples of the costs of specific items:
* Light bulbs $25
* Playroom toys $75
* Area rugs $165
* Beds $525
* Outdoor play area equipment $755
* Residential couches $1225
* Dining room table and chairs $8,125
Your gift of any amount is greatly appreciated; no amount is too small or too large to reach our goal of earning $25,000 in cash support from individuals and businesses. Thank you for your help!