Presented by Avenues for Hope, Supporting 44 Nonprofits that Provide Housing and Critical Services
Release Date: 12/28/2016
BOISE, Idaho – The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge will raise the Potato at the Fourth Annual Idaho® Potato Drop to help raise awareness and funding to help prevent homelessness. The event’s new “GlowTato” will rise at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 in Capitol Park in downtown Boise. The “Potato Rise” is a free family-friendly event to help the homeless and rally support for the 44 nonprofits statewide who have been working hard to raise funds to provide housing and critical services to Idaho’s homeless through this month’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association and the Home Partnership Foundation along with 29 business sponsors of the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge hope the new “Potato Rise” helps to bring a strong finish to the campaign’s fundraising efforts to help the homeless this winter. The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge concludes at midnight just as the “GlowTato” drops to mark the start of 2017.
“Celebrating New Year’s Eve is about hope for the future and we want to help raise the hopes of the homeless this winter,” says Gerald M. Hunter, President of Idaho Housing. “Idahoans are amazingly generous and we are asking them to raise their level of giving this year. As we raise the potato together, we also raise our hope in bringing the state’s homeless in from the cold and snow to help make a better New Year for others.”
People from Idaho and around the country are encouraged to donate $25 or more at www.avenuesforhope.org. Online donors can direct gifts to any of the 44 participating nonprofits or to a shared gift pool to be divided between all participants. Additionally, a text-to-give donation option is available to support this important cause. Donors can use their cell phones to text HOUSING to 50555 to give $10 to help prevent homelessness.
Avenues for Hope launched on December 8, 2016 and has raised more than $240,000 to date. As a part of the challenge, the more funds raised by the nonprofit, the more matching funds and gifts they are eligible to win. The goal of the campaign is to finish strong and provide safe and stable housing for as many homeless families and individuals as possible.
的 Fourth Annual Idaho® Potato Drop is a fun-filled day of family activities – including sports, live music, a family tent with kids’ activities, food and drink, a professional wrestling show and the Toyota Rail Jam – which kick off at 1:00 p.m. December 31. The “Potato Rise” presented by Avenues for Hope is at 6:00 p.m. and at midnight the “GlowTato” drops followed by a spectacular fireworks display. An event schedule and map is available on the event’s website.
Campaign dates: December 8 at 8 a.m. through 12 midnight on December 31, 2016
结果公布：2017 年 1 月上旬
|邦纳县无家可归者工作队||刘易斯顿-克拉克斯顿伙伴人类栖息地||St Vincent de Paul North 爱达荷|
|布莱恩县住房管理局||莱姆希县危机干预 / Mahoney House||中南部社区行动伙伴关系|
|Concordia University School of Law||宗教间庇护所||妇女儿童联盟|
|Corpus Christi House, Inc.||国际救援委员会|
About the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge
The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is designed to rally support for 44 participating nonprofits who manage the day-to-day work of serving more than 4,000 homeless Idahoans. 2016 is the sixth year for Avenues for Hope, which has awarded more than $970,000 to nonprofits statewide since it began in 2011.
Organized by Idaho Housing and Finance Association and its foundation, the Home Partnership Foundation, the campaign helps both the chronically and temporarily homeless, including domestic violence victims, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idaho residents. Donations support emergency shelters, homelessness prevention services, and affordable housing programs throughout the state.
Avenues for Hope sponsors include Academy Mortgage, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Idaho, Bank of the Cascades, Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, First Mortgage Company, George K. Baum & Company, Guild Mortgage Company, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Idaho Independent Bank, Idaho Potato Drop, Idaho Power, KeyBank, Mountain West Bank, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, P1FCU, The Pacific Companies, Skinner Fawcett LLP, Stifel, Thomas Development Co., Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank Corporate Trust.
家庭合作基金会是一个独立的 501(c)(3) 组织，由 Idaho Housing and Finance Association 于 11 年前创建，其使命是通过稳定、安全和负担得起的住房帮助人们为他们的生活奠定坚实的基础。
关于Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Idaho Housing and Finance Association是金融服务和住房业务组织。 IHFA的使命是通过扩大住房机会，建立自给自足并促进经济发展来改善生活并增强爱达荷州社区。