Posted by Anna Webb on April 21, 2015
The month of April, National Child Abuse Awareness Month, arrives with a certain tradition in southern Idaho, the annual Artists for Kids/Robert Manwill Scholarship auction. The event, now in its 6th year, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 24 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 114 S. Plymouth Ave. in New Plymouth.
Each year, artists donate works to be auctioned. Proceeds go into the scholarship fund named for Manwill. He was killed by his mother’s boyfriend in 2009 in one of Idaho’s most high-profile crimes against a child. In 2019, the year he would have graduated from high school, the scholarship will go to a graduate, or graduates, from New Plymouth High School. The Four Rivers Healthy Community, an Ontario, Ore. nonprofit, is managing the scholarship fund.
The auction and scholarship began as the inspiration of art teacher and New Plymouth native Katy Belanger. She wanted to channel the death of 8-year-old Robert into something meaningful. Over the last six years, the fund has grown to $20,500. All proceeds from the auctions go to the scholarship fund (aside from a few hundred dollars taken out each year to host the event and manage the fund).
Posted by Anna Webb on April 14, 2015
Volunteers help keep the city’s Kleiner Park safe and secure.
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Posted by Anna Webb on April 7, 2015
Idaho Gives is a high-spirited day of online giving
Posted by Anna Webb on March 31, 2015
The Friends of Boise Public Library hosts its annual book sale fundraiser, and more.
Posted by Anna Webb on March 24, 2015
Learn the story of a famous siege during the Vietnam War and support veterans' programs. A special documentary screening is the culminating event of the 2015 Read Me Treasure Valley project.
Posted by Anna Webb on March 17, 2015
Firefighters work to make local families safer through smoke alarm donation program, a National Book Award winner will visit Boise and it's American Red Cross Month - a great time to give blood.
Posted by Anna Webb on March 10, 2015
Volunteer to restore native landscapes with Idaho Fish and Game, meet the author from this year's "Read Me Treasure Valley" project and more.