Helping Works

A couple quick good news updates about Boise nonprofit projects

The email in-box was filled with all kinds of good news this morning. I'm happy to share it with readers: 

The Lowe’s Overland Store #688 Heroes Project, which enlists employee volunteers to help worthy causes, is sending 35 workers to the Children's Home Society of Idaho on Saturday to do a slew of on-site projects at the century-old building, including painting the stairwell, dry walling and painting a supply storage unit, installing safety lights along the Warm Springs Ave. sidewalk, installing attic fans, building a new cover for the sprinkler system, planting pots, building a new addition to the kitchen counter, providing a new blower to keep the parking lot clean, and more.

Society staffers say it's a dream come true for everyone at the agency and will help the building be more welcoming for the 90 children who pass through their doors each day for counseling.

Good job, Lowe's!

The Boise Young Professionals will send more than 70 volunteers to the Jefferson Street Community Garden at N. 21st and Jefferson Streets at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The mission of the day, removing rocks, weeds and scrap from the garden, hoeing beds, planting trees, and building picnic tables. The local radio station WILD 101 will host an after-party complete with free lunch and beer.

"BYP is proud to partner on this event to benefit Boise and inspire volunteerism around the country," said Kristin Muchow, BYP chair.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the young people of our community together to give back."

Adults 21 years of age and older are welcome to participate in the clean-up. Register online.