3 Boise Non Profits To Aid This November

Dated: 11/10/2015

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Women's & Children's Alliance in Boise

November 15 is National Philanthropy Day, and what better way to celebrate than by giving some of your time or money to a local non-profit? Give thanks this month by participating in one of these three ways that benefit a Boise non-profit.

Fulfill a Wish

Not only does the downtown Boise Christmas tree bring a flair of festivity to the neighborhood, it benefits the clients of the Women's & Children's Alliance (WCA). This Boise non-profit aids victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. From November 26th to December 19th, you can find tags located in Grove Plaza with the wishes of WCA clients listed. Drop off the new, unwrapped gifts (from toys to household items) at either the WCA office (8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday), or at a Zions Bank branch. Enjoy the tree lighting festivities on Saturday, November 28 from 5pm to 7pm at the Grove Plaza.

Feed Others

Dine at breakfast hotspot, The Griddle, the last Tuesday of the month from now until December, and you'll be helping out the Idaho Foodbank.  A portion of all meal costs will be donated to the local non-profit that is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. You can dine at any of the three Treasure Valley locations in Boise, Meridian and Eagle, for either breakfast or lunch. Unable to stop by on the last Tuesday of the month? Keep an eye out for a donation jar when you do eat at The Griddle, where you can donate to the non-profit no matter the day.

On Friday, November 27 from 11am to 2pm, you'll find the Idaho Foodbank in downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza. The Empty Bowls event features handcrafted and hand-painted bowls from a range of artists and students.  Once you select a bowl, you can have it filled with one of several soups provided by local restaurants. This is an opportunity to provide for the Foodbank, while remembering that for some, their bowl is most often empty.

Make a Child Smile

While you've probably heard of the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, you may not have have participated yet. Now's your chance! There are numerous drop off locations in the Treasure Valley, including at Walgreens, Walmart, and Starbucks. Donate a new, unwrapped toy and make the holidays brighter for a kid. If you'd rather make a monetary donation, you can do so here.

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