Give For Idaho Gives Day
One day of giving! That’s what Idaho Gives is all about. One day to bring non profit organizations and the community together. I fully believe in one day we can make a difference and this is who I will be giving to today.
If I can make point today about Idaho Gives, it’s that every little bit helps! Please don’t worry if you can only give $3 or $5. If all 1.61 million people in Idaho gave $3 to the Idaho non profit of their choice…HOLY COW! I can’t even put into words what a difference that would make. So please know that you are making a difference with your donation. This is not a competition. This is a day all about giving. All about making a difference. And we really can create the change we want to see in the world.
The Idaho Foodbank has a special place in my heart for a plain and simple reason, I love to eat and it breaks my heart when I think about people who have no idea where their next meal is coming from. I have never experienced that so I feel it’s my responsibility to help those who have.
We have a backpack radio-a-thon each August to find backpack buddies for all the kids who need it and I also lived on a semi in 2007 for 5 days in hopes of filling one truck for the Idaho Foodbank. We filled 4 thanks to you! 1 in 4 Idaho children live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. We can fix that even it takes $1 at a time.The Idaho Foodbank can make $1 go a lot further than you and I can.
- $1=3 meals
- $1=3.6 pounds of food
- $1=$7 worth of groceries
I have worked with the Canyon County Animal Shelter since I moved here. I love animals, especially puppies. I have always said, if I could win the lotto I would buy a ranch with tons of property and adopt all the animals that need a home. Since I haven’t won the lotto just yet, I try and help get the dogs and cats at the Canyon County Animal Shelter adopted out to forever homes with Kate’s Kritters. I also use the 12 Strays of Christmas each December to find them homes.
This morning I woke up with Gunner snuggled up next to me. It breaks my heart to think there are pets out there that don’t get that love and attention on a daily basis like they deserve. Some of these animals have horrific pasts and just want to be cared for. Idaho Gives is a great way to help these animals even if you have no desire to have a pet. You can still help!
Those are my two picks for Idaho Gives. There are over 600 choices for Idaho non-profit organizations to give to today. In one day, we can make a difference. Be a part of it now. Give.