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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Original post can be found here Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 Background

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. Never in our lives have we faced such a crisis, and for every Idahoan, the future is unknown. But while that may very well be the case, rest assured you are not alone as you navigate this uncharted territory. Dozens of Idaho businesses, non-profits, and leaders in our community are working around the clock to take care of you and your families. It takes a community to change the odds and we are doing exactly that. Because this is what United Way of Treasure Valley does best--we UNITE!

Over the...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Idaho 2-1-1 Careline provides resources amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

What it is: The Idaho 2-1-1 CareLine is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It provides a robust database that offers free or low-cost programs and services such as social services, medical assistance, food and clothing, daycare options, emergency shelter and more. There are now...

Monday, March 16, 2020
Dear Donors, Volunteers, and Valued Partners, We say “It takes a community” all the time and never before have those words been more true. At this time, it’s taking a community to utilize all of its available resources to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which sadly, means making some very difficult decisions. United Way of Treasure Valley has decided to cancel the 6th Annual Book Drive and Book Bash until further notice. It is imperative we follow government guidelines to keep our community and its most vulnerable citizens safe. We will...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Marsing School District opens new community school to address student, family needs           At a time of year focused on showing others how much we love and care about them, what could be more lovely that showing an entire community how much they are loved? That’s what the launch of the Community School Strategy has done for the small community of Marsing, Idaho.                It's joyful to see the positive news by the Idaho Press Tribune who dedicated a full cover page to announcing and chronicling the launch of the Community School...
Friday, February 7, 2020
United Way stands against poverty!

United Way of Treasure Valley fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every man, woman and child in the Treasure Valley. We win by living united, forging unlikely partnerships, and finding new solutions to old problems. We win by mobilizing the best resources and inspiring individuals to join us in the fight to conquer the biggest, most daunting social problems in the Treasure Valley.

Since 1928, UWTV has been engaging and mobilizing the community to address our community’s...

Monday, January 27, 2020

Re-posted in support of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Original blog can be found here.

We at United Way join in the world’s grief at the unfathomable loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, killed in a helicopter crash [Sunday] morning. Kobe first came to the organization as the Honorary Chair for HomeWalk, United Way’s annual run/walk to end homelessness in 2011, bringing tremendous awareness and support to help our most vulnerable neighbors. He served in that role for several years, giving his time, talent and compassion for those...
Friday, January 24, 2020

Today we'd like to shine a light on one of our sweet, loyal donors, Jenny. 

Last year, when we were in need of sleeping bags for Treasure Valley homeless kids, Jenny stepped up to the plate to purchase several. She lives in Utah but didn't let that stop her! She sent our staff enough money for 3 sleeping bags and off-a-shopping we went! She really helped us fill a need in a pinch and we know her contribution meant the world to some local homeless kiddos.

This year, when one of our staff members mentioned our upcoming book...

Friday, January 17, 2020
For the next couple of weeks, we'll be featuring staff members and a special memory about their favorite books. We hope you'll stop by each day for a new story!

Claudia, Executive Assistant

The first book that I loved was Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grim. It was such a gripping and scary story with a happy ending. This first book that my sister and I loved together was in German, which was appropriate since my mother was German.

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Friday, January 17, 2020
For the next couple of weeks, we'll be featuring staff members and a special memory about their favorite books. We hope you'll stop by each day for a new story!

Christa, Director of Community Engagement

My favorite children’s book is The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. I have such warm memories of reading this book with my Mom – it was the book I requested so much that Mom could recite it from memory. I loved the deep voice she would use in context of the Big Hungry Bear, and looking at the detailed...