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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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For many kids, having to sit still and be quiet through an entire school day can seem like an impossible task. While most schools have physical education and recess built into the day, for some students, it’s simply not enough. Luckily, a lot of teachers and classrooms are becoming more aware of this need and are making changes to help those kids. Some teachers allow kids to keep fidgets at their desk or during circle time, while others have replaced regular chairs with alternative classroom seating.  ...
Friday, February 12, 2021


  United Way of Treasure Valley is grateful to all of our fine sponsors and the community volunteers who helped build Holiday Care Packages for almost 4,000 homeless and low-income children and teens in the Treasure Valley during the week of November 16th (all while minding the mask and social distancing recommendations outlined by Central District Health). Three hundred volunteers filled care packages with essentials including shelf-stable food, hygiene items, socks, winter hats and gloves, and special items requested on...
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Meet Robynn Browne, Director of Development & Community Engagement!

How long have you been with our organization?

I have been working for UWTV since 2009. I have a BA from Boise State and my MBA from University of Phoenix!

Tell us a little more about yourself...

I love living in a place where people look out for each other and take care of our most vulnerable children and families. Family is so important to me! I have two...

Monday, February 8, 2021

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Meet Nora Carpenter, President & CEO of UWTV!

How long have you been with our organization?

"I have had the honor of leading United Way of Treasure Valley for 10 years. I joined just as the realities of the Great Recession were becoming very real for Idaho and our hard-working families."

What do you love most about our organization?

"I LOVE getting to be a ‘Community Change Geek!’ Working to fundamentally change the systems...

Thursday, January 14, 2021
We Were Built For This   For many families, school has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Schools have always been a central place in our community where families come to connect, learn, and achieve success. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Idaho schools have become even more important to staying connected and supported as a community.   Schools in Idaho using the Community School strategy have been uniquely responsive in supporting the needs of students and families and helping us all stay connected in this challenging time. The...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Paula Terry is the Chair of our Women United Executive Committee. A long-time Wells Fargo employee, avid Idaho nature lover, grandmother, and reader, we appreciate Paula's service to United Way of Treasure Valley!   1. Tell us about your history with United Way. What motivated you to want to get involved with United Way of Treasure Valley? For years I have donated through the United Way Campaign at work but I did not know how much United Way did for our community until I joined Women United. At my first Women United event, I heard about...
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
United Way of Treasure Valley wouldn't exist without the power and support of our community. From our partners and donors whose generous gifts fund our work in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, to our volunteers who help to carry out our impact work from start to finish.    When Sue Hall called us back in early 2019, we had no idea who was about to walk in to our lives. A fervent lifetime supporter of United Way, Sue wanted to stay involved with the organization after recently moving from Georgia to Idaho. We had a...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Today as we fly our American flags in honor of those who have served, we should not only...