The Avenues for Hope fundraising campaign kicked off the holiday season on Dec. 10 to help 80 Idaho nonprofits that provide essential housing and support services for Idahoans experiencing homelessness.
The online fundraising campaign runs through Dec. 31. The 10th annual campaign, put together by The Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, helps chronically and temporarily homeless, domestic violence survivors, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idahoans.
Donors can direct their tax-deductible gifts to one or more nonprofit at avenuesforhope.org.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an enormous strain on far too many Idahoans, who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads,” said Gerald Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “The money we raise this year will help participating nonprofits maintain and expand their housing and homelessness prevention services during this time of crisis.”
Since its inception, Avenues for Hope has raised nearly $4.4 million. Last year, the program set a record, raising $1.3 million during the campaign. The goal for the 2020 campaign is $1.5 million.
The Home Partnership Foundation and IHFA began the online campaign in 2011, when the number of people on the brink of homelessness continued to rise during the economic downturn. At the same time, organizations working to help homeless Idahoans saw their programs’ support and funds diminishing.
The campaign would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors:
Platinum: Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Micron Foundation, Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Gold: Wells Fargo
Silver: Academy Mortgage, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Citi, Hawkins Family Foundation, Idaho Statesman, Mountain West Bank, Stifel
Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Magellan Healthcare, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, Saint Alphonsus, Skinner Fawcett, Washington Trust Bank, The Housing Company
Friends: Bank of Commerce, Bank of Idaho, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Essent, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Guild Mortgage, Horizon Credit Union, Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, P1FCU, TOA Idaho, The Pacific Companies, Title One, US Bank, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Wright Brothers
Advocates Against Family Violence, Agency for New Americans, Aid For Friends Inc., Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, American Falls School District 381, Astegos.org, Bannock Youth Foundation, Boise Public Schools Foundation, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Bonner Community Housing Agency, Bonner County Homeless Task Force, Inc., Canyon County Habitat for Humanity, Cassia County Joint School District# 151, CATCH, Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., CLUB, Inc., Community Resource Center of Teton Valley, 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, Family Promise of LC Valley, Family Promise of North Idaho, Family Promise of the Palouse, Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho, First Story, Gateway Habitat for Humanity Pocatello, Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan Home, Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, Habitat For Humanity of the Magic Valley, Hope and Healing, Inc., Hope House, Inc., Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Idaho Veterans Garden, Idaho Youth Ranch, Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, International Rescue Committee in Boise, JEMfriends, Inc., Jesse Tree, Kaleidoscope Community Services, Inc., Lake Pend Oreille School District, LC Valley Youth Resource Center, LEAP Housing Solutions, Mini-Cassia Shelter, Crossroads Harbor, Minidoka School District 331, Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, Inc, Nampa School District – Federal Programs, NeighborWorks Boise, NeighborWorks Pocatello, NWRECC Stepping Stones, Oneida Crisis Center, Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Safe Passage, Shepherd’s Home, Sojourners’ Alliance, South Central Community Action Partnership, Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Inc., St Vincent de Paul of North Idaho, St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, Terry Reilly Health Services, The Community Builder, The Home Partnership Foundation Inc, The House Next Door, The Mahoney House, The Salvation Army Nampa, The Salvation Army of Lewiston, The Village Charter School, Trinity New Hope, Twin Falls Optimist Youth House, Twin Falls School District, Union Gospel Mission, United Way of South Central Idaho, Voices Against Violence, White Pine Charter School, Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA).