Friday, September 4, 2020
Another amazing lady joins us today on our Campaign Cabinet. Welcome, Maureen Hamilton!
1. Talk to us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved?
I’ve witnessed the power of individuals giving back to their communities through the gifts of time, their talents and/or financial contributions. I know where people choose to give is deeply personal so if I can help promote the mission of the United Way – to improve the health, education and financial stability of those in our community – well, then that’s a...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Big welcome to another incredible addition to our Campaign Cabinet, Alicia Adams!
Talk to us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved?
I decided to accept the invitation to join the Campaign Cabinet despite my already overloaded schedule for two reasons. First, when life is crazy busy, it's easy to become self-focused. Most of what we do is related to our own needs (our work, our family, etc.), so getting involved in something like United Way forces me to look up and out, which is good for the soul....
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
One of the funniest things to us here at United Way of Treasure Valley are some of the men that are involved in our organization. We have this amazing team of big, strong, burly men who are constantly helping us with the labor part of this work; whether it's hauling boxes, moving furniture, unboxing pallets, etc. But in spite of some of these guys' big, strong exteriors, they are the nicest bunch of big-hearted softies we have ever met. Mark Zaleski is no exception. Because of Mark and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, UWTV...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Last year, we introduced you to our resurrected Campaign Cabinet! Wow, did we have a blast with this group. Such caring and motivated individuals with hearts of gold.
This year, we've said goodbye to a few old members and HELLO to some new ones! Today, we'd like to introduce you to Joe Bedard from Simplot Foods!
Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved?
I've been co-chair for Simplot's annual United Way Campaign for two years and continue to build a community culture within our...
Friday, July 17, 2020
It's CommUNITY Superstar time!
Meet Laura Smith! Laura was our key PPE matching project leader from Central District Health. She managed a small team of health leaders from Central and Southwest District Health and had the challenging job of ensuring personal protective equipment (PPE) donated through our PPE matching system was supplied to the organizations with the most urgent needs. She and her team worked long hours above and beyond their regular job duties to ensure frontline medical workers had the gear they needed to be safe...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Meet another CommUNITY Superstar! Erin Pew created a system and built a team of hand sewn mask makers to help individuals and organizations in need of protection during this pandemic. Erin and her mighty team of mask sewers made 2,000 of masks on behalf of UWTV for Ada County Jail inmates and staff! Thanks for your help, Erin. "It takes a community!" We are so happy you live in ours!
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Citi in Meridian is hiring! Their inclusive culture embraces work/life balance in a fun, team environment. Medical benefits start day one, generous paid-time-off, and rewarding career growth are only a few of the reasons employees consistently vote Citi as one of the “Best Places to Work in Idaho”! Go here to apply.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Where do we begin with this amazing man? First of all, Weston and his wife, Julianne, plus their four adorable kiddos have been long-time donors and volunteers of United Way of Treasure Valley. Weston has served on our Vision Council for multiple years, is now serving his second year on our Campaign Cabinet, and is serving his first year on our Board of Directors! (Maybe it would have been faster to list the things Weston doesn't do for United Way of Treasure Valley.)
When the pandemic first began, Weston really sprang into action....
Monday, June 29, 2020
Thanks to our friends at KTVB, Channel 7 for this adorable video!
Days of Caring will be August 6, 7, and 8. We will have hundreds of volunteer activities for you to participate in virtually, on-site or in a small group of two or more. Once you input your information, we'll match you to the perfect project. And, if you have a need for volunteers, you can post your project! For more info and to sign up, click this link. You have until July 23rd (we extended the date) to sign up!