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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!  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Meet Angela Bowman! Angela (or Angie as we call her) managed to get a whole bunch of Quilting Club members to flex their skills and become a team of PPE Mask Sewers to support front line service providers during the pandemic. Angie and members of her group made hundreds and hundreds of masks for local front line Covid-19 health care services and the Valley Regional Transit mobility program that transports people with health needs to their medical appointments. Angie even provided us with a DIY mask pattern on a previous blog entry! Angela,...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The release of this ALICE Report for Idaho comes during an unprecedented crisis — the COVID-19 pandemic. While our world changed significantly in March 2020 with the impact of this global, dual health and economic crisis, ALICE remains central to the story in every U.S. county and state. The pandemic has exposed exactly the issues of economic fragility and widespread hardship that United For ALICE and the ALICE data work to reveal.   That exposure makes the ALICE data and analysis more important than ever. The ALICE Report for Idaho presents...
Thursday, June 11, 2020

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Here is a shorter link:

To take immediate action to fight for Breonna Taylor, please visit

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:


Coretta Scott King Book Award...
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Published on May 29, 2020

Brian Gallagher President and CEO at United Way Worldwide     I’m outraged by what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis. Every day there are killings, incidents and mistreatment of black people in the United States. Yet society’s silence and inaction only continue.   While more and more people are aware of the injustice that remains in our society, too many of us are not taking active steps to change racist and discriminatory attitudes and practices. The scales of justice...