Helping Works

Knocking down pins for nonprofits

Swap favorite “Big Lebowski” and “Kingpin” quotes at a bowling fundraiser at Big Al’s in Meridian on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Swap favorite “Big Lebowski” and “Kingpin” quotes at a bowling fundraiser at Big Al’s in Meridian on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Idaho Statesman file photo

Do you ever feel like the workweek just drags on with the weekend nowhere in sight? I know, I know…always!

So how about a fun activity to break up the monotony and help out others in the process? Yeah, it’s kind of a no-brainer.

Gather up six peeps who share your passion for turkeys and snazzy shoes for a bowling fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Big Al’s, 1900 N. Eagle Road, Meridian.

Strive for strikes to support two nonprofit groups: Angels Anonymous, which provides life-changing experiences for terminally-ill people who are on hospice, and KW Cares, which assists Keller Williams associates and their families experiencing hardship as a result of a sudden emergency.

Cost is $200 per team, and includes two games, shoe rentals, pizza and unlimited soda.

Go to the event’s Facebook page to register.

Or contact The Flores Group Keller Williams Realty Boise at 208-899-2342 or to sign up.

Learn about PonyUp and brainstorm as a group

PonyUp is Boise State’s crowdfunding platform to raise funds for faculty, staff, departments and student organizations.

Learn whether this platform might be a good fit to get funding for your next project at a seminar at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Employee Learning and Development Lab 103, 2225 W. University Drive, Boise.

The event is facilitated by Cara Walker, senior director for Annual Giving in the Division of University Advancement, and free to attend.

For more information, go to

Call for docents: volunteer recruitment event

Learn more about volunteering at the Boise Art Museum during an information session at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at BAM, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise.

This recruitment event is an excellent opportunity to talk with education staff and current docents before deciding which program to join.

BAM’s volunteer docents are a vital part of museum. They support the activities of the education department and introduce visitors of all ages to art, enhancing their experiences through a variety of programming.

As docents greet patrons, answer questions about exhibitions, and lead tours for adults and children, they participate in some of the most meaningful interactions the museum has with the community.

For more information, call Annie Hartvigsen, BAM’s associate curator of education at 208-345-8330, ext. 36.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451