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Giving Guide 2020: Ways to give safely in Boise and beyond

For many, the holiday season is about tradition. Some of those traditions include giving.

However, a global pandemic and the need for social distancing means both charities and donors are changing how they meet the needs of our community.

Both are getting creative and working to serve those impacted by COVID-19.

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Here are some ways to give to Treasure Valley charities this holiday season:


Food, toys and basic supplies are greatly needed right now. Here are ways to give:


Money helps Idaho Charities serve those in need. During the pandemic, this might be the quickest and safest way to give – as most take donations either online or by phone. Non-profits will take donations year-round but here are some campaigns happening this month:


Many volunteers are older. However, because this population is at higher risk for COVID-19, many non-profits are desperate for help. If you can, here’s are ways to give time:

There are many other ways to give back this year. Volunteer Match and Just Serve both list local in-person and virtual volunteering opportunities.

Anna Daly Gamboa, BoiseDev Reporterhttps://boisedev.com/author/annadalygamboa/
Anna Daly Gamboa is a reporter for BoiseDev. She's an Emmy-wining former producer, and a professor at the College of Western Idaho. Contact her at anna@boisedev.com.

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