Girls on The Run
Girls on the Run Treasure Valley is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams, our trained Girls on the Run volunteer coaches teach life skills to girls through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. Our curriculum focuses on understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Camp LOLO, Loss of a Loved One, is a two-day camp held annually for children and teens struggling with grief who have experienced the profound loss of a loved one. The camp is funded completely by donations and fundraising efforts. Camp LOLO was established in September of 2015. For the last three years, the owners of Coolwater Creek in Meridian have donated the use of their property to host Camp LOLO. The activities curriculum is thoughtfully designed by professional grief and loss counselors to be therapeutic as well as fun. The children leave with tools to help with their feelings of loss. Most importantly, they leave camp knowing, in their hearts, they are not alone!
Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers provide early childhood education and nurturing to 210 children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and budding strong futures. Giraffe Laugh consists of four childcare and preschool centers that provide love and education for children 6 weeks to 5 years while their parents go to work or school. One of the four locations is at a high school for pregnant and parenting teens where the babies start at then days old so their moms can get back to class as quickly as possible. Parents as young as 14 years old are empowered. Homeless parents are uplifted. Foster parents are supported. All parents and families are strengthened because we invest in prevention.
Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975 as the first assistance dog school for people with disabilities other than vision impairments. Over the last 44 years, we have become the world’s largest nonprofit provider of service and hearing dogs, matching over 6,000 dogs with children and adults with disabilities. Our assistance dogs assist with practical tasks like picking up dropped items, tugging open doors, turning light switches on and off, and alerting people who are deaf or hard of hearing to sounds.