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Good Works: Nampa Fire Department climbs for cancer research

Twelve members of the Nampa Fire Department competed in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb March 9 to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event consisted of climbing 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps, to the top of the Columbia Tower ...

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Good Works: Reel Foods provides gourmet meal to homeless men

Reel Foods Fish Market went to the River of Life Men’s Shelter with 30 pounds of sockeye salmon and 50 pounds of potatoes from the Idaho Potato Commission on Mar. 24. Local executive chefs and volunteers then prepared a gourmet ...

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Good Works: Komen Idaho awards community grants

The Susan G. Komen Idaho affiliate, Komen Idaho, has awarded $250,000 in grants to 14 programs within its 28-county service area. The grants are partly funded by the public’s participation in events such as Komen Boise Race for the Cure. In ...

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Good Works: NNU Crusader baseball’s Cancer Awareness Day

On Apr. 12, the Northwest Nazarene University baseball team and St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute held the Crusaders annual Cancer Awareness Day. They celebrated with those who have won their fight against cancer, honored those currently battling the disease ...

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Good Works: Griffis/Blessing participates in second annual Volunteer Day

Employees of Griffis/Blessing, a real estate services firm with offices in Boise, celebrated National Volunteer Month by participating in their second annual volunteer day on Apr. 10. Employees spent their day working with nonprofit organizations in lieu of their normal ...

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Good Works: The Brickyard restaurant helps local non-profits

On Mar. 17, The Brickyard restaurant at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Boise held its first Dine for a Cause Dinner, benefitting the City Light Home for Women and Children. Cash donations totaled $225 and more than ...

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Good Works: Education foundation endows music programs in Meridian

Mayor Tammy de Weerd and the Meridian Education Foundation honored the Teaching and Learning Center Foundation at its annual ‘Friends of the Foundation’ gala event held Apr. 2 at the Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium in Boise. The Meridian Education Foundation ...

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Good Works: Festival of Trees service learning day with Bishop Kelly

Bishop Kelly High School held their annual service learning day in March. Every teacher finds a project that students can do together in small groups. Yasone Krakau chose Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees as the service learning day project for ...

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Good Works: Businesses fill eight dump trucks for local food banks

In it’s sixth year, the Dump Hunger post holiday food drive raised 621,804 pounds of food, filling eight dump trucks and providing 518,170 meals to those in need. In the Treasure Valley, more than 100,000 pounds of food was raised for ...

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Good Works: Simplot farm safety program wins McDonald’s award

The J.R. Simplot Company’s progressive agriculture safety days program was recently recognized by McDonald’s Corporation in the “Community Impact” section of their Sustainable Supply awards for demonstrating best practices. Simplot began its safety days program because children growing up on ...

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