When our newsletter went out last September, I had NO IDEA I would be writing this as your new Executive Director!
But my passion for our mission and team finally convinced me that now was the time to accept this expanded role as WPE's
. The difference we all make together is only possible due to the amazing way that everyone - staff, volunteers, donors, and recipients, continually support and champion WPE and our mission.
Because of your dedication to our values of
I have the great pleasure and good fortune to be here at this amazing time. What time is it?
It’s Growing Time!
Each day brings to us new energy in the form of more volunteers, new staff, partnerships, and opportunities to serve our friends in need. Three words define ways these fresh breezes are coming to us:
joined our mission to eliminate hunger by
bringing to us fresh salads, sandwiches, and protein boxes
that, within 24 hours, are delivered to people who don't have enough healthy food to eat.
has provided 1,400 beautiful new beauty kits adding some added sparkle and bling to the lives of girls and women we serve through our Mobile Boutique events.
A local shelter
is working with us to set up a permanent free clothing shop at their facility to provide for their members. The well-known nonprofit
is helping us get our Mobile Shower unit ready for use.
We are so fortunate to have added two experienced and skilled staff members to our
, WPE's Director of Volunteer Services, and
, our Director of Strategic Partnerships. Both Danie and Erica bring a wealth of experience and passion to our mission.
The devastating fires in Butte County moved us deeply, and our Board of Directors chose to temporarily expand our services to the survivors of the Camp Fire. It has been a profound learning experience for all who have taken food to these traumatized people. We are learning a lot about serving after a natural disaster and have made many contacts that expand our circle of giving.
There are many more “buds” on our spring blooms of growth. Stay tuned as we continue to refine our delivery processes, organize our teams with new agility to be able to respond to changing needs, and, with your help, bring new sources of funding so we may serve more people, in more ways, with more impact.
With warmest regards,