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Flynner Homes certified as a B Corporation

Flynner Homes Design+Build has been certified as a B Corporation. Flynner was certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Companies are evaluated on their impact on employees, the community, the environment, and ...

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Optum Idaho staff welcomes new residents of The Springs II

Boise area Optum Idaho employees assembled 72 welcome baskets for individuals and families who now live in The Springs II affordable housing development in McCall.  Thet presented the baskets to residents at the ribbon-cutting celebration on July 22. Optum Idaho invested ...

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Washington Federal sponsors Junior Achievement of Idaho

Washington Federal presented its $7,500 sponsorship of Junior Achievement of Idaho programs on Aug. 8. With this gift, 250 Magic Valley and Pocatello students will receive hands-on, experiential and grade appropriate lessons related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

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Larry H. Miller Dealerships donates $7,500 to C.A.T.C.H.

Larry H. Miller Charities presented a $7,500 check to Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless (C.A.T.C.H.) on Aug. 3 at Larry H. Miller Honda in Boise. Funding will assist homeless families in becoming established again, including providing application fees, move-in assistance, basic household items ...

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Valley Wide donates tanker to Elk Bend Fire Department

Valley Wide Cooperative donated a fuel truck to the Elk Bend Fire Department. The truck has a 2,000-gallon tank capacity, which will be used as a backup water supply for fire suppression in the district and surrounding areas. The truck will ...

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BPD and BFD help Foodbank distribute lunches during Summer Learning Day

The Idaho Foodbank, the Boise Fire Department, and the Boise Police Department celebrated Summer Learning Day at Borah Park on July 14. Police officers and firefighters joined the Foodbank to distribute lunches, educate, and entertain children . In addition, the Idaho Commission ...

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Junior League of Boise awards school gardens to two Treasure Valley schools

The Junior League of Boise has awarded school gardens to Desert Sage Elementary School and Hunter Elementary School. The group built four raised garden beds at Desert Sage on April 22 and built eight raised garden beds at Hunter Elementary on April ...

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Boise Young Professionals contribute 1,401 hours of volunteer service in July

For their tenth anniversary, Boise Young Professionals  collectively provided 1,401 hours of volunteer service in the Treasure Valley, exceeding the hours usually performed over a year in a single month. The program BYP|10 UNITE: Flood the City with Service challenged members to ...

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Brookdale Communities help local seniors weather the heat

This summer, professional staff from Brookdale Boise Parkcenter are helping seniors stay healthy and hydrated. The teams will visit people over 65 in their homes and deliver free cold drinks, fruit, and other cooling supplies. They will also teach techniques to keep cool ...

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Boise Sunrise Rotary awards community grants

Boise Sunrise Rotary has awarded 17 grants from $400 to $1,500 to Treasure Valley community organizations that support youth and low-income residents. The Rotary has also pledged $3,500 to earthquake relief efforts in Ecuador, $1,500 for the Everyday Youth Leadership program, ...

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