Nonprofits Gearing Up for 2nd Annual Idaho Gives

BOISE, ID – Hundreds of Idaho nonprofits are making final preparations for the 2014 “Idaho Gives,” an unprecedented day of statewide, charitable giving taking place on May 1.

Groups have been busy reaching out to supporters new and old—via direct mail, email, web sites, and social media—to drive traffic and donations to idahogives.org for the upcoming giving day.

Donors will have over 660 causes to choose from when they participate in Idaho Gives.

“We have been so impressed with all of the exciting and creative things our nonprofit partners have been doing to activate their supporters and to promote this critically important day for Idaho,” said Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, which is presenting the event.

“As with last year’s blockbuster inaugural giving day, we expect people around the state to be celebrating nonprofits, giving to their favorite causes, telling their friends about Idaho Gives, and checking idahogives.org throughout the day to see just how generous Idahoans can be.”

Activities and events related to the giving day are scheduled for all over the state.

For an up-to-date listing of events and local contacts, visit http://www.idahononprofits.org/idaho-gives-local-updates.

Last year, Idaho Gives raised nearly $600,000 for more than 500 charitable causes statewide.

The event mostly takes place online, driven by a central idahogives.org web site, where donors can learn about and designate funds for nonprofits in a variety of categories.

Corporate and individual donors have contributed more than $50,000 for a pool of award funds, which will be distributed to nonprofits through random drawings and daylong contests, allowing organizations and donors to multiply their donations.

Idaho Gives is sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, PacificSource Health Plans and the Idaho National Laboratory.

Here's a list of non profit organizations in the L.C. Valley and Palouse areas that are participating:

Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley 720 16th Ave. #41 Lewiston
First Book-Lewis-Clark State College 500 8th Ave. Lewiston
Lewiston Civic Theatre 805 Sixth Ave. Lewiston
Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education 3317 12th Street Lewiston
Lewiston Library Foundation P.O. Box 1055 Lewiston
Migrant Students Foundation 305 Prospect Ave, Suite 4 Lewiston
Snake River Community Clinic 215 Tenth St. Lewiston
Willow Center, Inc. P.O. Box 1361 Lewiston
YWCA of Lewiston ID - Clarkston WA. 300 Main Street Lewiston
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse P.O. Box 8517 Moscow
Backyard Harvest 510 West Palouse River Dr. Moscow
Circles of Caring Adult Day Health 225 E. Palouse River Dr. Moscow
Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. P.O. Box 9576 Moscow
Families Together P.O. Box 9323 Moscow
Festival Dance & Performing Arts 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2403 Moscow
Friends of the Clearwater P.O. Box 9241 Moscow
Habitat for Humanity of Idaho P.O. Box 3054 Moscow
Heart of the Arts & 1912 Center P.O. Box 8851 Moscow
Humane Society of the Palouse P.O. Box 8847 Moscow
Idaho Friends of 4-H 875 Perimeter Dr MS3015 Moscow
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Inc. 508 S. Main St. Moscow
Latah County Historical Society 327 East Second St. Moscow
Latah Trail Foundation P.O. Box 9344 Moscow
My Own Home, Inc. P.O.Box 9484 Moscow
Palouse Care Network 1515 West A. St. Moscow
Palouse Habitat for Humanity 1036 West A St. Moscow
Palouse Land Trust P.O. Box 8506 Moscow
Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute P.O. Box 8596 Moscow

For more information, go to www.idahogives.org, or look for Idaho Gives on Facebook and Twitter.