Helping Works

Helping Works

Stand up to Dravet syndrome at Goin’ for Owen

Honor Owen Watson and support the Dravet Syndrome Foundation at 5k fun run; yard sale benefits Hands of Hope Northwest; community festival raises awareness for foster care in Idaho; City of Trees Real Estate hosts “Thanksgiving in June” food drive for The Idaho Foodbank.

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Turn support into action at Boise Race for the Cure

Fight breast cancer with a non-competitive 5k and 1-mile run walk at the Susan G. Komen Boise Race for the Cure; nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts and History; learn more about local organizations at a nonprofit “speed dating” event; the Daffodil Tea and Luncheon will benefit The Salvation Army’s Booth Marian Pritchett School Program.

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Dive in to fundraising with Swim for MS; sign up for Brush-Up Nampa

Swim for MS allows volunteers to create their own swim challenge while recruiting online donations to support the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America; Brush-Up Nampa seeks volunteers, applicants and sponsors; Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline needs volunteer phone responders; Treasure Valley companies team up to benefit Boise Rescue Mission; Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins on the Go program provides free dental sealants to 1st and 2nd grade Peregrine Elementary students.

About Helping Works

Anna Webb

@IDS_AnnaWebb

Anna Webb is a Boise native who returned to her hometown in 1998 after 14 years on the East Coast. She has written for the Idaho Statesman for more than a decade, covering a variety of beats. In 2013 she wrote "150 Boise Icons," a series of 150 stories in the paper that the Statesman also published as a book to mark Boise's sesquicentennial.

Videos

Meet Boise's top cemetery expert

David Habben is a tireless volunteer, all in service to educating people about tombstone symbolism, local history and the colorful characters who rest in the city's cemeteries.
awebb@idahostatesman.com
Meet Boise's top cemetery expert 2:30

Meet Boise's top cemetery expert

Meet taphophile David Habben, your guide to Boise's cemeteries 2:57

Meet taphophile David Habben, your guide to Boise's cemeteries

A look back at Idaho Gives 2015 1:07

A look back at Idaho Gives 2015

What Happens When You Give Kids A Bag Of Dolls? 1:17

What Happens When You Give Kids A Bag Of Dolls?