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Happy National EITC Awareness Day!

Today is National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. The IRS dedicated today to promoting the EITC, which provides refunds up to more than $6,000 to low-wage workers. Last year, 130,000 households in Idaho claimed the EITC, receiving more than $304 million in refunds, according to IRS data. The average refund was $2,341. That’s money […]

United Way stands #WithRefugees

  It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be forced out of your home, fleeing to a new continent and starting life in a place totally unfamiliar. For many refugees in the Boise area, this is reality. United Way of Treasure Valley volunteers, along with our many friends and partner organizations, want to help. […]

United Way volunteers assemble hygiene kits

There are approximately 3,000 homeless students in the Treasure Valley, according to recent state data. Many of those students do not have basic hygiene supplies, like deodorant and toothpaste. This presents barriers that prevent students from fitting in, from being accepted. United Way wants to remove those barriers to help students learn, grow and achieve. Throughout the […]

United Way to hire AmeriCorps VISTA

If you are passionate about volunteerism join us as we make VolunteerUnited.org the go-to volunteer and community events website for all Idahoans!  Your service will enrich, support and expand volunteer opportunities for all Idahoans!  AmeriCorps VISTA program is the domestic equivalent to the Peace Corps. Not only will you serve to help Idaho, you will […]

P16 scholarship awarded to Caldwell High student

  CALDWELL—The annual Caldwell High School scholarship awards ceremony unfolded Friday morning and United Way of Treasure Valley was on hand to present a special award to a very deserving student. Caldwell graduating senior Mercedes Resendiz received one of the two P16 scholarship awards. The scholarship is worth $1,000 and can be used at any […]

United Way NEXT Emerging Leaders Development Forum

  Young professionals, college students and Millennials are invited to United Way NEXT Emerging Leaders Development Forum with Treasure Valley YMCA Senior Vice President Scott Curtis. The Forum will be held Tuesday, May 24, from 3:30-5 p.m. at 10 Barrel Brewing in downtown Boise. The event is free to attend; feel free to invite a […]

Local teen to help homeless students in Treasure Valley

Aiming to earn the prestigious status of ‘Eagle Scout,’ local teen Justin Detwiler is doing his part to help out homeless youth across the Treasure Valley. For his Eagle Scout service project, Detwiler, currently a Boy Scout and seventh grader at West Junior High in Boise, is planning to assemble hygiene kits that will support […]

United Way of Treasure Valley CEO Nora Carpenter wins Idaho Woman of the Year

Nora Carpenter was named the Woman of the Year by the Idaho Business Review on Feb. 25. Carpenter, the president and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho, was among 50 IBR Women of the Year finalists. She received the honor in front of about 600 attendees at the Boise Centre in […]

Cool collaboration benefiting kids in need

United Way recently hosted a Pop-V (pop-up volunteerism) project with CITI Group’s national executive team. The team was in Boise last week and worked with United Way to assemble 100 literacy kits and 100 hygiene kits for children in the local community. Numerous businesses and organizations, including Albertsons, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s, […]

Book drive update

Thousands of gently used and new children’s books are pouring into United Way of Treasure Valley this week. Volunteers in all shapes and sizes are joining us to clean, sort and redistribute the books to local food pantry sites, health clinics serving low income families and other locations where kids are waiting. Together we are […]