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Monday, February 10, 2020
Marsing School District opens new community school to address student, family needs           At a time of year focused on showing others how much we love and care about them, what could be more lovely that showing an entire community how much they are loved? That’s what the launch of the Community School Strategy has done for the small community of Marsing, Idaho.                It's joyful to see the positive news by the Idaho Press Tribune who dedicated a full cover page to announcing and chronicling the launch of the Community School...
Friday, February 7, 2020
United Way stands against poverty!

United Way of Treasure Valley fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every man, woman and child in the Treasure Valley. We win by living united, forging unlikely partnerships, and finding new solutions to old problems. We win by mobilizing the best resources and inspiring individuals to join us in the fight to conquer the biggest, most daunting social problems in the Treasure Valley.

Since 1928, UWTV has been engaging and mobilizing the community to address our community’s...

Monday, January 27, 2020

Re-posted in support of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Original blog can be found here.

We at United Way join in the world’s grief at the unfathomable loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, killed in a helicopter crash [Sunday] morning. Kobe first came to the organization as the Honorary Chair for HomeWalk, United Way’s annual run/walk to end homelessness in 2011, bringing tremendous awareness and support to help our most vulnerable neighbors. He served in that role for several years, giving his time, talent and compassion for those...
Friday, January 24, 2020

Today we'd like to shine a light on one of our sweet, loyal donors, Jenny. 

Last year, when we were in need of sleeping bags for Treasure Valley homeless kids, Jenny stepped up to the plate to purchase several. She lives in Utah but didn't let that stop her! She sent our staff enough money for 3 sleeping bags and off-a-shopping we went! She really helped us fill a need in a pinch and we know her contribution meant the world to some local homeless kiddos.

This year, when one of our staff members mentioned our upcoming book...

Monday, January 6, 2020
Recent Federal changes to the purchase age for tobacco products is a big health win for Idaho youth.

On Friday December 20th, 2019, President Trump signed a bill into law that included raising the legal age to purchase tobacco (including popular e-cigarette and vaping products) from 18 to 21.  Then just after the New Year, the Federal Drug Administration announced they would forbid the sale of most flavored e-cigarette cartridges. This comes after public health officials, parents, and youth raised awareness of the alarming increase of youth...

Friday, December 20, 2019

Farewell 2019 and the decade you take with you. You have been the decade of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). ALICE is our friends and family who are working hard but not able to make ends meet.

As this decade began, United Way of Treasure Valley and most of our community leaders were focused on putting the Great Recession behind us. We issued a collective sigh of relief; said ‘good riddance’ to the economic stress and damage of the Great Recession and looked forward to better economic times in the new decade. And...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It's the morning of Thanksgiving and we hope that wherever you're reading this--on your phone in your warm bed, cozy on your couch with coffee, or perhaps in the car on the way to a Thanksgiving gathering, you'll stop and take stock of the things you're thankful for in your life.

Maybe it's your home which provides you warmth and safety.

Maybe it's your family who are healthy and doing well in life.

Maybe it's your job which gives you a means in which to provide.

Maybe it's your friends who support you and...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN THE BOISE SCHOOL DISTRICT Wil Overgaard and Don Coberly 11/01/2019 Oiginal article here

The Boise School District has six Community Schools – schools that provide wrap-around services for students and families. The idea of Community Schools is to provide these services so that kids can come to school ready to learn. Boise’s Community Schools are located at Whitney, Morley Nelson, Garfield, Taft, and Whittier Elementary Schools, and at Frank Church High...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on the world,  GivingTuesday can be a dream come true.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million on GivingTuesday. United Way Worldwide, with our corporate and nonprofit partners, stands ready to keep the momentum going this year to fuel the critical community cornerstones of education, financial stability and health around the world. 

Monday, October 21, 2019
[Original story posted in an edition of St. Luke's newsletter.] Throughout October, St. Luke’s is featuring co-workers who are passionate about helping and contributing to the United Way. This week, Nampa RN Kimberli Munn shares how she turned her PTO hours into fun for her family - and funds for the United Way.  Nampa nurse uses her PTO to give back

Nampa Assistant Nurse Manager Kimberli Munn was scrolling through the Source News in late September, reading up on St. Luke’s United Way campaign when she saw the sentence that inspired her to...