Feed Washington Blog Post: Feed Washington Distributes $3,000 to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery!

Feed Washington Distributes $3,000 to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery!

Thanks to your generosity, this summer has been a productive one in the fight against childhood hunger. To start, we’ve just donated $3,000 to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane, Washington.

The Crisis Nursery was founded in 1987 in memory of Vanessa Behan, a two-year old girl who tragically died as the result of severe physical abuse, allegedly at the hands of her stepfather. Evidence of repeated abuse coupled with her stepfather being found innocent outraged the community and inspired the founding of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Since its founding 25 years ago, the Crisis Nursery has served more than 60,000 at-risk children. Today, it takes in up to 3,500 children every year.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Crisis Nursery offers 24-hour childcare, parent education, crisis counseling and referrals to specialized services for additional help. And, its recently launched H.O.P.E. program works to ensure that every family who contacts the Crisis Nursery gets help.

Almost 100% of the Crisis Nursery’s funding comes from donations. And with our $3,000 donation, the Crisis Nursery will be able to buy formula and provide 3,960 meals for the youngest and most vulnerable of its hungry children, the infants.

That’s 3,960 meals for hungry infants of at-risk families. All thanks to you.

And there’s more good news on the way. In addition to helping the Crisis Nursery, we’ve been hard at work making sure your donations go where they’re needed to help feed hungry children in Washington.

We couldn’t do it without you. On behalf the Crisis Nursery and the families its serves, thank you. Let’s keep up the fight against childhood hunger!


Posted on October 9, 2012

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