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Avenues for Hope provides a needed boost to housing nonprofits in Southwest Idaho

Avenues for Hope provides a needed boost to housing nonprofits in Southwest Idaho

The 11th annual Avenues for Hope campaign is kicking off the holiday season to help 92 nonprofits provide critical housing and supportive services to Idahoans in need.

Avenues for Hope provides a needed boost to housing nonprofits in Southwest Idaho


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Release Date: 12/09/2021
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The 11th annual Avenues for Hope campaign is kicking off the holiday season to help 92 nonprofits provide critical housing and supportive services to Idahoans in need.

Donations made during the 23-day online fundraising campaign provide the resources that enable places like CATCH to house families that do not have a place to live in the Treasure Valley. The organization not only helps find housing for these families, but works with them until they are able to financially support themselves. CATCH uses the money raised to pay the caseworkers who assist these families, as well as the expenses that come with providing housing.

“Avenues for Hope is an opportunity for organizations like ours to get our name out there and connect with people that may have never heard our message,” said Stephanie Day, executive director at CATCH. “The campaign really helps build some momentum and desire from the community to provide housing resources to people in need.”
CATCH is just one of 48 nonprofits in Southwest Idaho participating in this year’s campaign to help chronically and temporarily homeless, domestic violence survivors, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idahoans. Over the past 10 years, the campaign has helped raise nearly $4 million in Southwest Idaho.

“Access to affordable housing is one of our greatest challenges right now,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance. “Idaho’s network of housing support and shelter organizations struggle to address the needs of many less advantaged citizens all across the state, especially during the winter months. The Avenues for Hope campaign is our opportunity to help those in real need.”

Avenues for Hope has raised nearly $7 million since its inception in 2011. Donors can direct their tax-deductible gifts to one or more nonprofit organizations through December 31 at avenuesforhope.org.

Participating nonprofits in Southwest Idaho this year include:

Advocates Against Family Violence, Agency for New Americans-a program of Jannus, Inc., Astegos.org, Boise Public Schools Foundation, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Cardinal Academy, CATCH, Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., Corpus Christi House, Education Foundation for Joint School District No. 2, Emmett Independent School District #221, Faces of Hope, Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho, First Story, Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan Home, Green Light Outreach, Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, Idaho Veterans Garden, Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, Intermountain Fair Housing Council, International Rescue Committee in Boise, JEMfriends, Inc., Jesse Tree, LEAP Housing, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Nampa School District McKinney Vento Program, NeighborWorks Boise, NWRECC Stepping Stones, Ross Pantry-Kuna School District, Shepherd’s Home, St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships, Terry Reilly Health Services, The Community Builder, The Fuller Center for Housing Building Hope Project, The Home Partnership Foundation, The House Next Door, The Housing Company, The Salvation Army Caldwell, The Salvation Army Nampa, Toby’s Place, Inc., Trinity New Hope, WICAP Community Collaborative, Women’s and Children’s Alliance

The campaign would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors who provide more than $300,000 in matching gifts and challenge prizes:

Platinum: Idaho Housing and Finance, Micron Foundation, Zions Bank

Gold: Blue Cross of Idaho, KeyBank, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Wells Fargo

Silver: Academy Mortgage, Idaho Central Credit Union, Mountain West Bank, The Pacific Companies, Stifel, Yardi

Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Hawley Troxell, Idaho Power, Magellan Healthcare, New Beginnings Housing, Saint Alphonsus, Skinner Fawcett LLP, The Housing Company, Thomas Development Company, Washington Trust Bank

Friends: Bank of Commerce, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Essent, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Horizon Credit Union, Gerald M. Hunter, IMLA, IL Group, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, OSC Insurance Services, P1FCU, Republic Services, TAO Idaho, TitleOne, U.S. Bank, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Wright Brothers

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