With Christmas only a few months away — gasp, where has the year gone! — holiday shoppers will soon flood the stores and malls.
To those that choose to brave the chaos this year and venture into the Boise Towne Square mall, you may want to pop into one of its newer additions: BoxLunch.
No, not to refuel with food from fighting the crowds, but to buy for peeps that made it onto your “nice list.”
BoxLunch, which opened its first Idaho location Aug. 23, is a specialty retailer offering a curated collection of popular licensed clothing, accessories, collectibles, home goods, gift and novelty merchandise.
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Not only do you have the opportunity to buy something unique for that pop culture enthusiast in your life, but you’ll get the warm fuzzies knowing your purchase will help feed hungry families.
Here’s how it works. With every $10 spent in store or online, BoxLunch will provide a meal secured by Feeding America.
BoxLunch supports national hunger-relief efforts as well as local efforts through Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, including The Idaho Foodbank, which will directly receive a percentage of the donations raised at the Boise Towne Square mall location.
We are thrilled to bring BoxLunch to the Boise community. Our mission is simple — sell the best product and use our business to inspire and implement solutions to help fight the hunger crisis on both a local and national level.
Robert Thomsen, vice president, general manager of merchandising and marketing, BoxLunch.
Connect with a fulfilling position honoring your skills, abilities, passion and schedule
If you have a passion for others and are looking for a way to connect and give back, perhaps Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families caregiver support program would be a good fit.
Family caregivers make up more than 40,000 of our friends, neighbors and fellow residents of the Treasure Valley.
Their stories are not unique: a wife providing round-the-clock care for her husband who has Parkinson’s Disease; a husband who lovingly bathes and dresses his wife, although she no longer remembers his name.
More often than not, these unsung heroes provide 24/7 care for their loved ones without a break.
Legacy Corps, a volunteer-powered program supporting family caregivers, with an emphasis on the unique needs of veteran and military families, wants to change that.
Volunteers provide 10-12 hours of companionship respite each week, giving family caregivers an opportunity to take care of themselves.
Volunteers commit to one year of service (Nov. 1, 2017, through Oct. 31, 2018) and receive a monthly living allowance of $167.
Since the program’s inception in 2012, the Legacy Corps team (consisting of an average of 15 members each year) has provided more than 25,000 hours of caregiver support services — including respite — to veterans and military family members who care for loved ones at home.
Go to jannus.org/program/legacy-corps or contact Kelle Sweeney at 208-333-1363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451