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Our dear friends at Montana Dakota Utilities and their sister company, Intermountain Gas, have rallied for kids and families in our community once again! It’s no wonder because these companies only hire the best people in our Valley. It’s especially neat because the company as an entity supports our community's most vulnerable citizens, but so do the individuals who work there. Intermountain Gas donated $10,000 to United Way of Treasure Valley...
United Way of Treasure Valley's wonderful partner, Barnes & Noble provides us with hundreds of boxes every year for our Book Drive! But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Book Drive is postponed until further notice.    Meanwhile, the Nampa School District is packing emergency food boxes for families during this crisis but lacks the boxes. We got wind of the need and are currently in the process of rerouting hundreds of these boxes to Nampa...
Local student gets a hand UP from folks just like you. This week, a student coordinator from a Canyon County school was in our pantry picking up supplies for a student in need. She had recently received an email from us letting all the local school coordinators & counselors know about the amount of food in our pantry (a lot, thanks to some generous holiday donations), and thought it was “a blessing” that we reached out. This particular...
A mother who faced a violent situation this week went to the Nampa Family Justice Center for help with housing. She and her husband and had had a recent fight where he threatened to stab her. No arrests were made, but she felt her life, as well as the lives of her children, were at risk. Nampa Family Justice Center informed her they had a four-year waiting period for help with housing. When you're in a situation where someone is threatening...
In more than 1,800 communities in 41 countries, United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in every community. We know that these three areas are the building blocks of a stable life for children and families. Here in the Treasure Valley, we fight for the 4,500 homeless students, including the more than 1,600 in the Nampa School District alone. We fight so that they can feel safe, and supported and clean to...