It’s been another successful year for the Soroptimist International of Boise’s holiday gift project, which provides holiday gifts to seniors living in nursing homes and care centers and to children in the foster care system.
On Wednesday, the Statesman highlighted a gift needed for a boy named Noah, 12, who is nonverbal and needed a GoTalk Pocket, hand-held communication aid. That gift was fulfilled.
The project website is now closed, and the remaining unfulfilled gift wishes are being fulfilled with the money from this year’s cash donations. Soroptimist volunteers will spend the weekend sorting gifts and shopping so that the packages and gift cards can be picked up by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for the foster kids and by care facilities throughout the Treasure Valley for the senior citizens in time for Christmas.
It’s important that if you registered to give a gift that you drop it off at one of the official sites by end of the day Friday, Dec. 9.
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You still can help by making a cash donation online at SoroptimistBoise.org.
Holiday Gift Project drop-off sites
Gifts should be placed in a gift bag, labeled with the recipient’s name and ID number and delivered to one of the following locations by Friday, Dec. 9.
▪ Bank of the Cascades, 4128 Adams St., Garden City, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
▪ Proskriptiv Analytics, 6205 Franklin Road, Boise, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
▪ Washington Trust Bank, 901 W. Bannock St., Boise, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
▪ Westmark Credit Union, Silverstone Plaza, 1650 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
▪ Westmark Credit Union, 54 E. Eagle River St., Eagle, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.