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Letters of intent sought by United Way for 2015 program grant funding

United Way of Treasure Valley is accepting letters of intent from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations seeking 2015 program grant funding. Program grants are distributed to organizations with programs that fit the goals of United Way of Treasure Valley in the areas ...

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Ada County Paramedics create care kits to hand out

Ada County Paramedics’ employees have pooled money from their paychecks for a program called Paramedics and Plastic Bags. The group has purchased items to include in care kits, which include snacks, bottled water, gloves, hand warmers, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, ...

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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline seeks volunteers for 2015

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK), a program of Mountain States Group, is seeking volunteer phone responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends. Volunteer Phone Responders receive 40+ hours of training and apprenticeship. They are asked to commit for one ...

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Girl Scouts receive funding from Idaho Power, Whittenberger Foundation

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage has received a $3,000 grant from Idaho Power and a $3,000 grant from the Whittenberger Foundation. Funds from Idaho Power will provide 2015 summer camp scholarships for low-income Girl Scouts. Funds from Whittenberger Foundation will ...

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Valley Wide Cooperative donates to Franklin County fairgrounds

Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics with matching funds from Land O’ Lakes donated $5,000 to Franklin County on Dec. 10. The funds will go toward building an additional arena at the county’s fairgrounds. The new arena will be used ...

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US Bank donates $5,000 for new Nampa Library

The US Bank Foundation donated $5,000 to the Nampa Library Foundation. The Library Foundation has been raising money to purchase artwork for the new library, which is expected to open in March. “US Bank is excited about the new public ...

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Wells Fargo Housing Foundation supports Canyon County Habitat

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation awarded $15,000 to Canyon County Habitat for Humanity’s building program. The organization will apply the funds to a project in Nampa, being built, for the fourth time, in partnership with the Nampa School District’s vocational-technical students.

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Washington Trust sponsors Frontier Elementary in Meridian

Washington Trust Bank presented its sponsorship of Junior Achievement programs to Frontier Elementary School in Meridian on Nov. 20. This gift will help provide hands-on, grade-appropriate lessons related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

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Valley Wide Cooperative community garden feeds thousands

The Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Winfield Solutions and Valley Wide Cooperative’s Answer Plot Community Garden team in Greenleaf produced 22,543 pounds of fresh carrots, beets, squash, zucchini, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers and pumpkins.  The harvest will provide 101,443 servings of ...

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KeyBank presents JA sponsorship to Gateway Elementary School

KeyBank presented its sponsorship of Junior Achievement programs to Gateway Elementary School in Meridian on Nov. 18. This gift will help provide hands-on, grade-appropriate lessons related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

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