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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...
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...