Good news for the Treasure Valley Domestic Violence Collaboration: a $26,500 windfall

The “Treasure Valley Domestic Violence Collaboration,” will have an extra $26,500 to do its work, thanks to a grant from the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation. The money will support new project called the Treasure Valley Economic Action Plan that will provide financial literacy training and education for local victims of domestic violence.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County need you: Volunteer orientation is Thursday

The Club's summer program has launched, with record numbers of local
children enrolling. The search is on for volunteers who can help out with
activities, events and programs. Come to a New Volunteer Orientation, 5
p.m., Thursday at the Moseley Center, 610 E. 42nd St. in Garden City.

The Club is looking for three kinds of volunteers:

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Congratulations to Boise Bully Breed Rescue, and Duke, the rescued bait dog

As the owner of a part pitbull (part trout, judging from his swimming glee yesterday in a local pond), I attended the fundraiser/awareness raising event, "Bully Bark in the Park," hosted by Boise Bully Breed Rescue on Sunday. Despite the rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures, the turnout, including people of all ages and good looking dogs, was great.

What historic Idaho buildings would make your 'most endangered' list?

As part of its ongoing Most Endangered Historic Places campaign, The National Trust asked the Boise Architecture Project (a program started at Timberline High School to document Boise’s historic structures) to make a list of vulnerable historic buildings in Boise and Idaho.

Teacher Doug StanWiens, BAP adviser, said the students, after getting much input from the community and doing much research, are set to release their list of the “endangered 11.”

Lots of time left to help the Idaho Humane Society win $50,000

The local organization is one of several animal welfare groups across the country that are in the running to win in the contest sponsored by Purina. You can vote for the IHS every day, now through July 31, by going to the IHS website, and following the link there to Purina.

As of Friday, the IHS is in first place.  

Help the Idaho Humane Society win 50,000 'bones,' reminder: big Saturday thrift sale extravaganza

Nestle Purina has chosen 18 animal shelters from across the U.S., including the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, to compete to win a grant for $50,000 for the safety and support of local beasts in need of homes.
 The winner will be determined by the number of people who log on to the contest website and cast their votes by July 31.

The good news: IHS is definitely in the running to win and, when I last checked, held the lead over shelters in much bigger cities, including Albuquerque and Nashville.

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'Cut it Out'... and raise money to combat domestic abuse

Fundraiser will help combat domestic abuse

Milan Institute and Milan Institute of Cosmetology are asking community members to join them for the “Cut it Out” fundraiser. All revenue from student massage and skin care services on Monday, May 17, during the hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m., will be donated to the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund. All services will be performed by students under instructor supervision.

Applications available for Idaho Community Foundation grants

The deadline for nonprofit organizations in Southwest Idaho to apply for up to $5,000, is July 1.

Grant areas include arts and culture, public projects, conservation and more.

Get applications and more information online, or call 342-3535 or (800) 657-5357, or email grants@idcomfdn.org.

'Save the Boobs' on First Thursday, and more

"Save the Boobs" tonight with Idaho Indie Works and Think Pink Boise

Shop for handmade for Mother's Day gifts and support a local non-profit at the same time. Thursday evening, artisans from Idaho Indie Works join forces with the ladies from Think Pink Boise who will be selling their popular "Save the Boobs" t-shirts and onsies to raise money for breast cancer prevention at the Old Pioneer Tent building in Old Boise.

Caldwell Y gives thanks for great volunteers

YMCA RECOGNIZES SOME COOL VOLUNTEERS

As the Caldwell YMCA
prepares to recognize their Volunteer of the Year later this spring,
volunteer coordinator Lisa Simpson asked us to spread the word about a
few of the people who make the Y a great place to be.

Jolyn Elordi, Simpson says, "a former Special Olympian, has been a faithful volunteer at the Caldwell YMCA since January 2009.

You
will find Jolyn at the front desk assisting members and visitors with
locks. The staff are glad to have Jolyn on the 'front line'."

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