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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Meet Angie Robertson! Angie works for Montana-Dakota Utilities and is a longtime donor to United Way of Treasure Valley. When she learned about the Covid-19 related increase of food insecurity and hunger in the area, she decided to take immediate action. Angie rallied her entire apartment complex to help, and boy did they! Angie was able to deliver a Subaru full of food to us to help children and families in need.

Thank you for your leadership and generosity, Angie! It takes a community to care for children and families in times of...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Meet Sherryl York! Sherryl is a retired nurse from St. Luke’s who sewed her little heart out making hundreds of masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, where in the beginning especially, masks were very hard to come by and in high demand. We know there were hundreds of people sewing masks in the Treasure but Sherryl was the very first to contact United Way of Treasure Valley to ask how her mask making might tie into our work in the arena of health. Her masks went to local nurses and doctors to help keep them safe. Thank you for your time,...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

During this nasty pandemic, many of us at United Way of Treasure Valley have met new, wonderfully amazing people who have raised their hands to help others by sharing their time, talents, and resources. It’s been a beautiful thing to witness! It speaks volumes about the kinds of people who live in our community. When we think about the people we've have had the pleasure of working with, we realize there are just too many to count and they all deserve to be recognized!

So every Monday, we'll be featuring one of these CommUNITY...

Friday, May 1, 2020
Heading back to work - Masks and More Guidance from Central District Health Many of us are heading back to work, but in a manner that will be quite different than the world we left behind just a couple of short months ago. While many of us will remain at home, most of us will be slowly phasing back into an office environment. So...should you wear a mask at work? This decision is largely personal and we know there is a variety of information available at your fingertips. While some folks will forego a mask in smaller offices, many will choose...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Laura Cobb, Vice President Public Relations and Community Development, Citi, is a Community Champion with a capitol “C.” A decades-long United Way of Treasure Valley supporter, Laura is especially passionate about helping children and families. From coordinating the most successful Community Fund campaigns for her awesome Citi teammates, to building hygiene kits for homeless students, to skillfully flipping pancakes for thousands of hungry Flapjack Feed attendees, Laura is a dedicated advocate. Thank you, Laura Cobb, for your inspiration...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Lately, it seems face masks are all the rage. And while we wish we were talking about the exfoliating, wrinkle-reducing, moisturizing kind, we're talking the SLOW THE SPREAD kind.

 

The Recommendation...
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Please join us in encouraging Governor Little to enact a Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. With the Statewide Stay-Home Order in effect and employment layoffs, many Idahoans are unable to pay rent and are at risk for becoming unhoused. Please help Idahoans stay housed during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact the Governor using this tool.

Monday, March 23, 2020
Virtual Volunteerism During the COVID-19 Pandemic - What YOU Can Do TODAY One of the silver linings in our current state of the nation is the number of people who want to help. Anytime disaster strikes, droves of people begin asking, "What can I do?" It is our normal reaction to gather; whether it be on our capitol steps, a park, someone's home, or a restaurant. We want to brainstorm and think things through and come up with effective ideas to respond to a crisis. But in this particular time, the one thing we so urgently feel called to do is...
Monday, March 23, 2020

Hello Friends, I am seeing many posts on social media from people wondering what they can do right now to help others. So I am writing this in my professional capacity as the President of United Way of Treasure Valley located in Boise, Idaho, but the suggestions apply no matter where you live in the U.S.

This post isn't about health guidance. There is plenty of better qualified voices than mine on that subject. Just do what they recommend.

As for recommendations on how to help each other at a time when we shouldn't be standing...

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