Idaho Gives raises $1.9M for local nonprofits
On Thursday, May 2, the Idaho community came together in a BIG way to support nonprofits across the state through Idaho Gives.
Idaho Gives, a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, is designed to raise money and awareness for the nonprofits that help our communities thrive. This 24-hour, online giving campaign–the largest of its kind in the state–brought together nonprofits from Pocatello to the Treasure Valley, with the goal of raising $1.7M for 600+ participating organizations.
As a sponsor of this year’s Idaho Gives, we celebrated right alongside our partners and neighbors. Regence BlueShield of Idaho employees volunteered their time and talent at the official Idaho Gives phone bank in KTVB’s studio, taking calls and donations from our community members.
Regence employees cover the phones at the Idaho Gives phone bank at KTVB’s studio
We were also proud to stand alongside many of the organizations we support throughout the year, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Metro Meals on Wheels, Idaho Youth Ranch and the Idaho Foodbank. These and many other nonprofits attended Idaho Gives events throughout the day to raise awareness about the important work they do to help Idahoans of all walks of life.
Left: Metro Meals on Wheels at the BFF Block Party, Right: Ronald McDonald House Charities at an event in The Village
“We’re pleased to be a part of Idaho Gives. It’s really a great way for us to showcase what we do, which is deliver meals to homebound seniors, making sure they remain independent and get to stay in their homes,” said Grant Jones, Director of Metro Meals on Wheels. “This is a fantastic day for us and for the community.”
Thanks to the generosity of countless Idahoans, the Idaho Gives campaign raised over $1.9 million for hundreds of nonprofits across the state, exceeding this year’s goal by over $200,000. Regence is proud to partner with organizations that are making Idaho a better place to work, play and live.
In case you missed Idaho Gives this year, check out some of our favorite moments below.