Soroptimist International of Boise had the privilege of coordinating Christmas gift-giving for the Boise community via our Oldsters and Foster Children Holiday Projects. These projects would not be possible without the help of many volunteer partners. Since 1971 the Idaho Statesman has printed the list of requests, and without its generous support, we would be unable to continue to provide this service. Area nursing homes, Senior Solutions, and the Department of Health and Welfare staff compile the requests and ensure gifts are distributed.
Thank you to the Department of Health and Welfare, which furnished the phone bank; Cutting Edge Kitchens, which provided our sorting and distribution facility; and Stepping Stones Salon & Spa, Westmark Credit Union, Washington Federal Savings & Loan and Bank of the Cascades for allowing us to use their businesses as drop-off locations. We extend our deepest gratitude to our generous and giving community; it’s SI Boise’s greatest honor to facilitate such a tremendous outpouring of support to those in need.
To each of you who purchased gifts and sent donations, thank you for embracing these seniors and children and ensuring that Christmas brought them both physical gifts and the knowledge that someone cares.
LENA GANDIAGA, Boise