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Thursday, May 25, 2017
For immediate release: May 25, 2017 Every three years United Way conducts research to identify local issues related to health, education, financial stability BOISE, Idaho — More than half of high school seniors in Idaho reported having used e-cigarettes, while 20 percent of high school students in the state have seriously considered suicide, according to United Way of Treasure Valley’s new 2017 Community Assessment. The assessment, conducted...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
For immediate release: May 2, 2017 United Way collects 96,000 books during Children’s Book Drive Books distributed to nearly 100 organizations BOISE, Idaho — More than 96,000 books were donated during United Way of Treasure Valley’s third annual Children’s Book Drive in April. More than 500 volunteers helped clean and sort the donated books at a large warehouse on Fairview in Boise, donated by The Sundance Company. The books were categorized by...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
For immediate release: April 18, 2017   CALDWELL, Idaho — The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Caldwell as one of six cities to participate in the Mayors’ Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy, May 2-4, in Philadelphia.    In addition to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, mayors from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Houston; Philadelphia; Rancho Cucamonga, California; and Toledo, Ohio, will...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4 The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, by Jannus, Inc. needs volunteer Crisis Phone & Text Responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends.   The ISPH team trains volunteers — laypersons or professionals in the greater Boise area — to become crisis phone workers.  The next training course begins May 2, and completes May 27th.   Orientation & screening sessions, tours and listening shifts for...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 3, 2017 The City of Caldwell in partnership with the Caldwell School District and United Way of Treasure Valley was recently awarded a technical assistance grant through the National League of Cities (Youth, Education and Families Council).  The grant invites mayors and community leaders to participate in a Mayors’ Institute to be held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on May 2-4, 2017.  The Institute seeks to address...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
For nearly 70 years, United Way of Treasure Valley has fought for the men and women who work hard at low-wage jobs yet barely make ends meet. Today, more than one-third of Idaho households struggle financially each month, according to the United Way ALICE Report. Despite being employed, many workers all across our state find it nearly impossible to cover even essentials such as food, transportation to and from work, and electric bills.   United...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
BOISE, Idaho — Corey Surber was named the new chair of United Way of Treasure Valley’s Board of Directors this month. Surber is the director of state advocacy for Saint Alphonsus Health System and its parent company, Trinity Health. Surber, who has been on the United Way Board of Directors since 2010, will serve a two-year term as chair. Surber replaces the previous chair, Jennifer Reynolds, vice president and district manager at U.S. Bank. “...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
United Way to host third Children’s Book Drive More than 70,000 books collected last year BOISE, Idaho —United Way of Treasure Valley will host its third annual Children’s Book Drive, seeking to collect thousands of new and gently used books and distribute them to children throughout the valley.  The United Way Children’s Book Drive will run April 10-14, following a kick-off event on Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley will begin accepting letters of intent on Monday, Jan. 9, through Friday, Jan. 20, at noon, from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations seeking 2017 Program Grant funding.   The letter of intent application, as well as funding goals and more details are available at UnitedWayTV.org.    United Way of Treasure Valley distributes Program Grants to organizations with programs that align with United Way’s goals...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
BOISE, Idaho—The recent harsh winter weather has hit low-income families particularly hard and United Way of Treasure Valley is asking for community members, organizations and employers to be compassionate, helpful and empathetic. “The weather has brought many unseen consequences for families who may have a tough time making ends meet and putting food on the table,” said Nora Carpenter, CEO and president of United Way of Treasure Valley. “When...

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