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The Giving Tree and Holiday Sponsorship Recap

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HS and GT Article Pic 4Wow! What an incredibly giving community we have here in the Treasure Valley!

This year, with the invaluable help from so many kind individuals and corporations, we were able to sponsor 118 client families for Christmas. These families received much needed household items, clothing, coats, shoes, gift cards for groceries and gas, and toys for the little ones. For many of these clients, these items were the only Christmas they had so we are extremely grateful to everyone who brought so much joy to our clients!

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In addition to the Holiday Sponsorship program, the community came out in full force during our Giving Tree to fulfill the more than 2,000 tags for Child Care, Shelter and Facility items that were placed around the Christmas tree in the Boise Grove Plaza. Items requested included bedding, pillows, kitchen appliances, office products, diapers, baby items, toys, medical supplies, and more! Thank you to everyone who participated in this important program which keeps us stocked for several months: Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI), Norco Medical, Micron Technology Inc., HP, Camp Bow Wow, Boise Co-op, City of Boise, Zasio Enterprises, Inc., J.R. Simplot Company, KTVB, Brighton Homes Idaho, Track Utilities Inc, Idaho State Board of Education, Wells Fargo, KM Engineering, Idaho Power, Lamb Weston, Musgrove Engineering, P.A., CSHQA, Thomas Cuisine, Pioneer Title, Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Daughters of the British Empire in Idaho, Idaho First Bank, Kendall Ford of Meridian, Washington Trust Bank, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, Century Link, Holland & Hart, Idaho Statesman, Citi, Albertsons, Idaho Education Association, In the Bag Promotions, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Eide Bailly, POWER Engineers, Food Services of America, Sunwest Bank, Boise State University, UltraClean, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Idaho State Parks and Recreation, Ada County Paramedics, and Black Rock Coffee.

Special thanks to Zion’s Bank and the Downtown Business Association for their yearly support!

A special heartfelt THANK YOU to our fabulous volunteers who worked so hard for these programs: Denise P, Jim and Patti, Pam, Joyce L, Joann, Shelia and Keith, Jana, Jovanna, Jessica, Bailey, Annalaura, Erin, Debbie, Denise G, Jennifer, Joyce B, Denise H, Lynn, Cynthia, Denise S, Bonnie K, Bonnie C, Traci, Talitha, Susan, Sharon, Sally, Lynn, Linda, Leila, Layne, Citi Bank Volunteers, Kendra, Katie, Karen, Jessie, Janine, Gwen, Emily, Cris, Courtney, Cassandra, Carey, Annalies, Ann and Amy

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