NNU begins its annual nursing home gift drive

This year, gifts collected will go to residents of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.

Community members wishing to participate are asked to select an item from the wish list available at www.nursinghomegiftdrive.blogspot.com. Then, leave a comment on the website indicating which gift you have purchased so that it can be removed from the list.

Season of Caring: Local groups need you

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
alphabetically.

If you know of groups in need of donations, email complete
information to Anna Webb at awebb@idahostatesman.com. Write "donations"
in the subject line.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY 

Season of Caring: Salvation Army puts out a call

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
alphabetically. 

If you know of groups in need of donations, email complete
information to Anna Webb at awebb@idahostatesman.com. Write "donations"
in the subject line.

New Friday: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army:

Season of Caring: Local groups need your donations for the holidays

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 alphabetically. 

If you know of groups in need of donations, email complete information to Anna Webb at awebb@idahostatesman.com. Write "donations" in the subject line.  

EASTER SEALS/GOODWILL: BOISE

Are you a nonprofit seeking holiday donations? Let us know!

If you’re a local nonprofit group collecting turkeys, warm clothing, toys, cash, etc. for local families in need during the holidays, let us know.

We’ll include your information in an ongoing list in The Idaho Statesman’s Helping Works blog throughout the end of the year. We will also feature various nonprofits in this column throughout the season.

Please email information to Anna Webb, awebb@idahostatesman.com.

Snake River Alliance: Fall membership dinner

If you've been meaning to join the group, which works to find solutions to nuclear waste issues, and looks forward to a nuke-free future, Friday's your day.

The Snake River Alliance hosts its Harvest Membership Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 3802 Taft St. in the geodesic dome. $5 members; $10 non-members; kids eat for free.

On the menu: hearty soup, salad and bread followed by entertainment and a panel discussion of active Alliance organizers new and old. 

Ballet Idaho offers a special performance underserved dance fans

Ballet Idaho presents “Preview Night” benefitting armed service families, victims of domestic violence, foster children and those that would otherwise have the means or opportunity to attend, 8 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Special Event Center in Boise. Tickets are free.  

Garden City Police accepting applications from families in need

The Garden City Police Officer's Assn. is accepting applications through Oct. 21 for families in need of Christmas assistance. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the 21st to be considered.

To qualify, families need to have the following:
1. Live in Garden City jurisdiction
2. Have school aged children
3. Be home on the date of delivery
4. Have never received this assistance in years past

A criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.

Boise's 'Team in Training' sends 30 runners to San Francisco

Boise’s Team In Training program will be sending 30 participants who will be among 20,000 people from across the country and around the world to be part of the seventh annual Nike Women’s Marathon, a race to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on Sunday, Oct. 17 in San Francisco.

Locally, the 30 participants have raised over $90,000 in contributions.

Road 2A Cure, Foodbank fundraiser at Dillards

Here are a couple cool events that may determine how you spend next Saturday? 

Cancer survivors and motorcycle lovers and supporters of motorcycle lovers and cancer survivors converge at Carl's Cycle to celebrate Road 2 A Cure, a project in which cancer survivors are making awareness-raising rides throughout all 50 states.  

Come show your support, rev your engines, meet some cool people:

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