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