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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Yes, it is here again! Treasure Valley businesses, organizations, and individuals will collect books for kids that don’t have any of their own. The latest data indicates that only 1 in 300 low-income children in the Treasure Valley have books of their own. The drive will take place April 9th-13th, followed by three days of cleaning and sorting books on April 17th-19th. Get involved!
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Complete streets promote user safety and serve people of all abilities. They are developed with the intent of increasing "active transportation" by focusing on walking and biking mobility by integrating people and place in street planning and design. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. A Complete Streets & Vision Zero Workshop was held...
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Breastfeeding is an important activity for mother and child, both for heath and bonding. House Bill 448, is a policy measure to exempt breastfeeding from Idaho's indecent exposure statue, in order to reduce barriers to women being able to respond to breastfeeding when, where and how her child needs to be fed. This bill was introduced into the House Judiciary & Rules Committee by Rep. Paul Amador. Since introduction, it has passed unanimously...
Thursday, March 8, 2018
United Way hosted the first Community School 101 educational session. This was a huge success, bringing 80 participants from government, health, school districts, community based organizations and volunteers together for an opportunity to learn, share and create awareness of the Community School Strategy to support whole child health and academic success in learning. Sacajawea Community School in Caldwell is working on building a neighborhood...
Friday, January 19, 2018
To add an extra warm fuzzy to your day, please enjoy the sweet picture below from the senior sock hop at Garden Plaza of Valley View retirement home benefitting United Way. These good folks from the silent and great grenerations were not at all silent last night and they definetley were great! They collected 355 pairs of socks for children in need and threw a party to celebrate! The menu of french fires and spiked rootbeer floats (really) was...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
For immediate release: July 20, 2017   United Way’s 10th annual Flapjack Feed fundraiser set for Aug. 10 More than 1,200 attended last year’s pancake breakfast BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley’s 10th annual Flapjack Feed breakfast is set for Thursday, Aug. 10, launching United Way’s 2017-18 community fundraising campaign. The Flapjack Feed will run from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Basque Block in Boise. The event is open to the public....
Monday, June 19, 2017
For immediate release: June 19, 2017 United Way of Treasure Valley celebrates $6 million in prescription savings Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings for local residents on prescription medication through its free prescription savings card BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley announced on Monday that local residents have saved more than $6 million on their prescription medications, thanks to United Way’s...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
For immediate release: May 31, 2017  Hernandez will serve as Sacajawea Community School Coordinator in Caldwell  BOISE, Idaho — Hortensia Hernandez has joined United Way of Treasure Valley as the non-profit organization’s first Community School Coordinator. Hernandez will work in Sacajawea Elementary School as part of the Caldwell School District. United Way of Treasure Valley, the Caldwell School District and the City of Caldwell, with support...
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...

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