Two Spokane Companies Join Forces to Support the Safety of Children During Times of Crisis
Philantech3, a local IT support company, joined forces with Lee & Hayes PLLC to support the safety of children during times of crisis. Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is a non-profit organization that strives to provide refuge for children through a range of services, including 24-hour child care for infants and children under the age of seven, parent education, crisis counseling for parents, and referrals to other community agencies. Philantech3 is committed to donating a portion of their quarterly earnings to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery on an ongoing basis.
This year, Philantech3 donated $5,000 and Lee & Hayes PLLC donated $1,500 in support of this wonderful non-profit organization. Wil Buchanan, President of Philantech3, explained, “It’s a pleasure to team up with Lee & Hayes to help serve the community. One of the things that we appreciate about the Spokane community is the willingness of private businesses to get involved with problems that affect all of us.”
He continued, “The work that Amy and her team do at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is nothing short of miraculous. Any chance that we have to get involved and to make even a small difference, we’re in.”
Richard Denennyl, President of Lee & Hayes PLLC, also spoke about the combined effort, “Philantech3 has been a great partner to Lee & Hayes. In addition to being a great IT partner, we are proud of Philantech3’s positive contributions to our community. We are also thankful for the incredible work of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery’s work to provide safety for children and strengthen families makes a profound difference in helping create a healthier community. It is an honor to team up with Philantech3 to help support their efforts.”
About Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery strives to provide immediate refuge and support to help strengthen families in the community. Their vision evolved from the tragic story of Vanessa Kay Behan, a two-year old who passed away from child abuse injuries. Following her death, a group of local business executives established the non-profit organization so parents in the community would have a safe place to bring their children when required. Whether they’re dealing with complex issues like substance abuse or domestic violence or they’re worn-out from the demands of parenting, they’re able to get the help they need.
Amy Knapton Vega, Executive Director at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, expressed, “Vanessa Behan is 100% privately funded. Support like this allows us to provide safe, loving and nurturing care to thousands of local children and support to their parents. Our needs run deep as we estimate we are only serving 1 out of 10 children that could benefit from our programs.”
She continued, “People can partner with us by donating financially, providing wish list items found on our website, or engaging through volunteer efforts. We firmly believe Vanessa Behan is a community asset that is for the community and fueled by the community.”
Get involved to help this incredible non-profit organization in its work to prevent child abuse and neglect.
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