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AARP Idaho donates $10,000 to rebuild homes destroyed by wildfire

AARP Idaho and the AARP Foundation donated $10,000 to help rebuild homes destroyed by northern Idaho wildfires last summer. The Clearwater Complex, composed of five separate fires, burned more than 68,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 60 homes ...

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Oliver Russell provides job training for immigrants

Oliver Russell hosted the team from Global Talent Idaho, along with nearly a dozen Idaho immigrants, for a series of mock interviews during the firm’s February volunteer event. Oliver Russell employees paired up with men and women to help them ...

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Umpqua Bank sponsors Junior Achievement in Boise

On Feb. 16, Umpqua Bank presented its $,1000 sponsorship of Junior Achievement of Idaho programs in Boise. More students will now experience hands-on, experiential and grade- appropriate lessons related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Idaho gives ...

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Idaho Community Foundation sponsors Junior Achievement in Twin Falls County

On Jan. 22, Idaho Community Foundation presented $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Idaho to help at-risk students in Twin Falls County become financially literate adults. This grant will help empower more Idaho students with the knowledge and economic reasoning skills to ...

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Valley Wide funds farm-to-school initiative at Salmon schools

Valley Wide Cooperative has donated $2,000 to the Salmon School Garden Project. The program aims to teach students the art and science of growing and preparing nutritious food and the importance of sustainable agriculture. The Valley Wide donation will help develop ...

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Oliver Russell team volunteers at Boise’s Ronald McDonald House

In March, Oliver Russell employees headed to Boise’s Ronald McDonald House to help the nonprofit with a variety of tasks. The Oliver Russell team gathered toys, cleaned out freezers and pantries, organized tools and assembled toiletry kits for the guests.

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Dutch Bros raises nearly $50,000 during Relay for Life

Dutch Bros locations in the Treasure Valley helped raise $46,966 for their local American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on March 11. The 19 Dutch Bros locations in the Treasure Valley donated proceeds from the day’s sales to support Relay for ...

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Fork and Alavita double their annual charitable contributions

Boise-based Fork and Alavita restaurants have doubled their annual charitable donations to Idaho nonprofits from $5,000 to $10,000. Camp Rainbow Gold received $5,000, Wish Granters $2,500 and Project Kids, Inc. $2,500 from the restaurants’ Corkage for Community Fund. Nominations for ...

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Avenues for Hope raises more than $300K for Idaho nonprofits serving the homeless

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association through its Home Partnership Foundation raised $317,469 for 32 Idaho nonprofits in its fifth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. The online fundraiser, which ended Dec. 31, is an annual event allowing businesses and ...

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