Through the end of the year, this blog will be devoted to an ongoing
list of local nonprofit organizations asking for donations (food, toys,
clothing, cash, etc.) to help local families in need throughout the
holidays. The list will be updated daily, with organizations listed
If you know of groups in need of donations, email complete
information to Anna Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "donations"
in the subject line.
New Friday: Salvation Army
The Salvation Army:
The organization manages several client need programs to support families and individuals in need throughout the Treasure Valley, such as emergency shelters, transitional housing, family services and food pantries.
Donations needed: canned/boxed food, turkeys, personal hygiene products, children's toys for Christmas coats/clothing items for winter.
Drop off locations:
— 4308 W. State St., Boise
— 403 12th Ave. S, Nampa
— 1023 Chicago St., Caldwell
— 1293 SW 4th Ave, Ontario
More ways to give:
EASTER SEALS/GOODWILL: BOISE
Easter Seals-Goodwill provides reentry services for adults leaving
prison, workforce development programs for low-income families, autism
interventions and employment opportunities in the Treasure Valley. The
program in Boise provides a one-stop location to help men and women
successfully return to the community after prison. Needs: full-size
hygiene products such as soap, deodorant, shampoo and
haircare products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, shaving cream and
first aid supplies.
Location to drop off donations:
8620 W. Emerald, Ste 100, Boise
Hours to donate:
EASTER SEALS/GOODWILL: NAMPA, CALDWELL, PAYETTE
Easter Seals-Goodwill provides Working Solutions program
helps families move out of poverty through employment and wrap-around
services across the state. In Canyon and Payette counties, families
need coats (children and adults, all size) and hygiene products for
men, women and children. Needed supplies include feminine hygiene
products, shampoo and haircare products, toothbrushes, toothpaste,
lotion, first aid supplies, etc.
Locations to drop off donations:
1613 North Parkcentre, Nampa
714 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell
517 N. 16th St., Payette
Hours (all locations): Monday-Friday, 8-5
Phone (all locations): 466-2671
OPERATION WISH BOOK
Operation Wish Book puts new books into the hands and homes of
children who do not have their own books to read and reread. Books
collected through the campaign will go to children through the
The campaign runs until Nov. 19 — the Boise State University vs.
Fresno State University football game. People can donate books at the
game. In the meantime, Rediscovered Books will give a 20 percent
discount on books purchased for Operation Wish Book. Collection boxes
are located at the store, and at any elementary school in the Boise
School District between Oct. 25-Nov. 19.
Cash donations can be made to Operation Wish Book, c/o Boise Public
Schools Education Foundation, Inc., 8169 West Victory Rd., Boise,
From Thanksgiving to Jan. 8, 2011, participating Moxie Java coffee
houses and Group One locations are hosting donation boxes for people to
drop off donations of new pajamas and new books to be donated to
children in Idaho. Sizes accepted and needed are infant to adult XXL
for children, infant to teens aged 18.
Questions? Contact Chapter President, Jaynie Horton email@example.com, 244-4445.
About the Pajama Program: It's a 501(c)(3) national organization
which began in 2011. It provides new pajamas and new books to children
in need, those living in shelters, group homes, and children
transitioning into foster care. The Idaho Chapter began in April 2007,
to benefit the agencies
within the State of Idaho. Currently, the Idaho Chapter Pajama Program
is serving 26 agencies, including Boise Rescue Mission City Light,
Idaho Women and Children’s Alliance, Wednesday's Child and more.