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Good Works: Idaho Falls firefighters raise money for MDA

The Idaho Falls Fire Department raised more than $22,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its Fill the Boot Campaign Oct. 18 and 19. The total – $22,640.76 – was less than what the firefighters raised last year – just ...

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Meridian mayor, Albertsons help support snack program

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd waits to check out at Albertsons Oct. 29 after filling her cart with $3,183 worth of groceries in support of the United Way of Treasure Valley’s After School Snack Program. Photo courtesy of UWTV.

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd tore through Albertsons on a two-minute Grocery Grab Oct. 29 to support the United Way of Treasure Valley’s After School Snack Program. De Weerd filled her cart with groceries, and Albertsons pledged to donate the ...

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Two Idaho nonprofits receive Wells Fargo grant (access required)

Wells Fargo employees Gay Boonen and Tina Plumley will both receive one of the company’s annual volunteer service awards. Wells Fargo will contribute $2,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho and Alzheimer’s Association in the team members’ honor to recognize ...

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Good Works: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase give to TVEP

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, both of which are founding funders of the Treasure Valley Education Partnership, recently contributed additional money to the partnership. Wells Fargo donated $25,000, and JPMorgan Chase donated $10,000, according to a news release. They presented ...

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Good Works: Big Hair Ball raises money for SNIP

Big hair

Spay Neuter Idaho Pets Inc. raised $1,760 for its free and reduced-cost spay/neuter program Sept. 27 at the Big Hair Ball. The Balcony donated the location for the ball, and stylists from Beehive Hair Salon donated their services to give ...

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Good Works: Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health awards grants to four cities to fight childhood obesity

The High Five Children’s Health Collaborative, powered by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, awarded $750,000 to four Idaho cities to combat childhood obesity. The collaborative awarded an additional $90,000 to three cities as part of an Ambassador ...

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Good Works: Smith’s goes pink to support breast cancer awareness

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, in partnership with Kroger and key suppliers, has committed $150,000 in donations for local breast cancer initiatives to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Most of the contributions will be given to chapters of ...

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Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and students provided oral health care Sept. 27 to low-income patients in a Dental MASH Unit at Carrington College in Boise. Photo courtesy of Garden City Community Clinic.

Dental MASH Unit provides oral health care to low-income patients More than 80 volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, students and community partners provided more than $33,000 worth of oral health care for low-income patients at the Dental MASH Unit Sept. ...

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