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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We have some pretty amazing partners here in the Treasure Valley. FedEx is no exception! Recently, FedEx handed out reusable shopping bags to its employees. Each employee was asked to fill the bag up! Everything from hygiene items, new clothing items, bedding, and food was encouraged. Some of their employees went shopping together and some enjoyed their shopping trips alone as they contemplated what a homeless student or family might be in need of most. Have you ever tried to put yourself in a homeless student's shoes? Here at our office,...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fall is an exciting time for United Way of Treasure Valley! This is our major fundraising season where we are gearing up to fund next year’s biggest needs in our community.

But what are the needs in our community and how do we know about them? You may be surprised to know that United Way keeps our finger on the pulse in a big way in that department. Every three years, we conduct a deep and wide assessment; the Community Assessment, in which we collect and crunch a huge amount of data to determine the Treasure Valley’s greatest needs...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Today we want to introduce you to Danny’s mom, Cathy. Cathy's company and United Way of Treasure Valley worked together and this year, and when we came to talk about giving, Cathy decided to share her story. She just recently learned how United Way of Treasure Valley is making it possible for Danny to have high quality preschool which helps her be able to work and earn.

A little bit about Danny--he is really into trucks and dinosaurs. He points out all the cranes and big trucks at the constructions sites around the valley and thinks...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Today we want to introduce you to the Perez family. David and his wife, Theresa have had a couple of very difficult years. But thanks to several programs and services which United Way of Treasure Valley helps to support and connect, they are currently getting back on their feet.

A couple of years ago, David became very sick and was hospitalized. He wasn’t able to work and spent all their savings on medical bills. Theresa’s job helped with food, but it wasn’t enough to keep up on rent. The Perez family ended up losing their home....

Monday, September 9, 2019

Today, we want to introduce you to our friend, Samantha.

Samantha has lived in the Treasure Valley all her life, but moved around a lot because rent is expensive. Despite working two jobs, sometimes her mom just didn’t make enough. People came in and out of Sam's life who did some pretty awful things. She was bullied because her clothes weren’t always the best. And sometimes she skipped school when she couldn’t afford the things she needed to be clean. Just simple things like deodorant and toothpaste and feminine hygiene products....

Monday, August 12, 2019

WHEW! Another Flapjack Feed in the books! We are THRILLED to report that this was the most successful and well attended Flapjack Feed EVER! Attendance was up 18% since last year and donations were up almost 30%! Our final number of breakfasts served was 1,532; more than we anticipated. Luckily, we always anticipate that we'll need more food than we think and prepare extra to be on the safe side. And the great news is that all that extra food gets sent out to various shelters around town so that nothing goes to waste.

The Flapjack...

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Are you ready for it? Here is the last face in our Campaign Cabinet. This lady is truly remarkable. She's one of the powers behind Book It Forward! Idaho and is just one of the kindest hearts we know.   1. Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? The people at the United Way motivate me with their contagious, positive energy and determination as they work to identify and conquer the challenges of poverty in order to improve the health, education, and financial stability of the people in our...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
We are winding down the announcement of all of our Campaign Cabinet members. After this fabulous lady, we only have one left! But don't be sad! After we reveal our final member, we'll be sharing stories and experiences from around the valley as this awesome group of people gets boots on the ground during the campaign season.   Today we are so excited to introduce you to Tereasa Guy of Guy Rome Design!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? Over the last few years, I have witnessed the power...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
We are down to our final four! Meet Rochelle Hersley of Blue Cross of Idaho!  
Thursday, July 18, 2019
We are just over half-way through introducing you to our incredible Campaign Cabinet! Today, you get to meet someone really amazing. Rhonda Prast from White Squirrel Video & Media!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I'm new to the Cabinet and very excited to be part of this dynamic group. Joining them allows me to help the wonderful valley community in a bigger way. I've lived here since the summer of 2016 and I've been a regular volunteer with the Idaho Foodbank and Simply Cats....

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