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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.

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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....
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Here we are! Member number seven on our Dream-Team-Campaign-Cabinet! So far, you've met Beth Toal, John Colgrove, Mindi McAllaster, Weston Arnell, Angelique Rood, and Jet Hood. Today, we bring you the lovely Maurine Collins from JR Simplot!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? The work that United Way does in our community is so important and needs to be supported at every level. I am pleased to be involved to help in even a small way and support the future of such a well respected...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
  If you're involved at all with United Way, you know this amazing lady. She's been giving back to us for years, is part of Women United, has been a total leader and rockstar at our various volunteer activities, and is just an all around wonderful person. We're so happy to have Jet Hood on our United Way Campaign Cabinet!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I’m a big fan of the work the United Way does to help children and families overcome barriers to their success. I want to use my...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
We are so pumped to continue introducing you to our DREAM TEAM of a United Way Campaign Cabinet! Today, you get to meet Angelique Rood from Idaho Power.   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. This is my home. I’ve watched our community grow and prosper over the past 30 years, yet so many families in the Treasure Valley are struggling with issues like poverty, mental health, and a lack of access to early childhood education. I believe that together...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Are you ready for the next amazing member of our campaign cabinet? We are so excited to introduce you to Ryan Bailey from Boise Cascade!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I have not been involved with a great deal of community out-reach programs or charitable associations who give back to the greater Boise community. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to do just that through volunteering or providing program assistance. When I was presented with this opportunity, I couldn’t think of a...
Monday, July 15, 2019
United Way is so lucky to have some of the most kind-hearted, giving volunteers on. the. PLANET. Weston Arnell and his entire family are just some of those volunteers! Weston, his wife, and their four little angels grace United Way consistently throughout the year by bringing donations of food to our pantry, helping us at our book drive, coming to the Mix & Mingles, and his wife is even part of Women United! If you've even been to a WU event, chances are, you've tasted some of her tasty treats. We are so pleased to have this generous mover...

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