Avenues for Hope tops $160,000 in less than two days!

The 9th Annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is off to its best-ever start with more than $160,000 raised. In a little less than 48 hours, Avenues for Hope eclipsed the amount raised in the first two years of the campaign.

The online fundraising campaign assists 80 nonprofits that manage the day-to-day work of helping Idahoans find safe, stable, and affordable housing. The 20-day effort helps benefit chronically and temporarily homeless, domestic violence survivors, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors and low-income Idahoans.

“Many of our neighbors are struggling as housing affordability in the state has become very tight,” Idaho Housing and Finance Association President Gerald Hunter said. “It’s why this year we hope to raise $1 million to help participating nonprofits maintain and expand their housing and homelessness prevention services.”

Many of the participating nonprofits rely on this additional funding to not only help them with their mission, but to keep their doors open.

“Without The Home Partnership Foundation, that and the Avenues for Hope, we wouldn’t be existing today,” Sojourners’ Alliance Executive Director Steve Bonnar said.

Nonprofits can also win monetary bonuses during the campaign based on a number of categories, including most donations, random drawings, or even social media efforts. The total prize pool and matching funds donated from 40 sponsors is up to $300,000.

The campaign runs from Dec. 12 through midnight Dec. 31, 2019.

Participating nonprofits:

North Idaho

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Bonner Community Housing Agency Bonner Homeless Transitions Boundary County School District
Children’s Village Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley Family Promise North Idaho Family Promise of the Palouse
Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho Lake Pend Oreille School District Moscow Affordable Housing Trust Safe Passage
Sojourners’ Alliance St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho The Salvation Army of Lewiston Union Gospel Mission

Southeast Idaho

Aid for Friends American Falls School District Bannock Youth Foundation Cassia County Joint School District
CLUB, Inc. Community Resource Center of Teton Valley Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho Gateway Habitat for Humanity Pocatello
Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley Idaho Falls Rescue Mission Jerome Joint School district
Mini-Cassia Shelter, Crossroads Harbor Minidoka School District NeighborWorks Pocatello Oneida Crisis Center
Promise Ridge South Central Community Action Partnership Southeastern Idaho Community Action Partnership The Mahoney House
Twin Falls Optimist Youth House Twin Falls School District Voices Against Family Violence

Southwest Idaho

Advocates Against Family Violence Boise Public Schools Foundation Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity
Canyon County Habitat for Humanity CATCH Community Council of Idaho Corpus Christi House
Education Foundation for Joint School District El-Ada Community Action Partnership Emmett Independ School District Faces of Hope
First Story Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers Good Samaritan Home Harmony Park, Inc.
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Idaho Tiny House Association Idaho Veterans Garden
Idaho Youth Ranch Interfaith Sanctuary International Rescue Committee in Boise JEMfriends, Inc.
Jesse Tree LEAP Charities Nampa School District NeighborWorks Boise
NWRECC Stepping Stones One Stone Shepherd’s Home St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Terry Reilly Health Services The Community Builder The Home Partnership Foundation The House Next Door
The Salvation Army Nampa The Village Charter School Trinity new Hope Vision Charter School
Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Avenues for Hope Sponsors:

Platinum: Regence BlueShild of Idaho, Wells Fargo, Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Silver: Academy Mortgage, Micron Technology, Mountain West Bank, Stifel, The Hawkins Family Foundation.

Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Power Company, Magellan Health, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, Skinner Fawcett, The Housing Company.

Friends: Alliance Title & Escrow, Bank of Commerce, Citizens Community Bank, Commonwealth Agency, Eide Bailly, Essent Guaranty, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Guild Mortgage, Icon Credit Union, Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, P1FCU, Saint Alphonsus Health System, TAO Idaho, Teton Valley Real Estate, The Pacific Companies, TitleOne, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance, Wright Brothers.

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