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Cultivating Joy Through Specialized Needs Recreation

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) believes that every individual can live a joyful, active and fulfilling life, provided the opportunity. The organization offers recreational socialization opportunities for individuals with special needs through a variety of programs in Coeur d’Alene. 

Cultivating Potential Sustaining Fund

Pamela Javier never hesitates to put the needs of others before herself. Whether she is caring for her infant daughter or volunteering at a local charity, her compassionate heart and determined spirit are hard at work. As a young mother and first-generation Asian American college student, Pamela dreams of becoming a registered nurse.

Offering Childcare and Hope in North Idaho

The relief of not having to worry about what essentials I have to cut out or skimp on to pay childcare was huge for my family,” says one grateful parent who received an emergency childcare scholarship through a program of United Way of North Idaho.

North Idaho couple establishes fund to benefit at-risk children and animals

Each summer, Jim and Nancy Prussak—who live near the Spokane River in Post Falls—can hear shrieks of glee echoing from Camp Journey, a neighboring summer camp for young survivors of cancer.   “They have a blast. They don’t have to think about anything but having fun,” Jim says.   These campers inspired the Prussacks to establish a …

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Programs at the Ray & Joan Kroc Center ensure families have a safe place to belong and grow during crisis

The Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene adheres to the mission of founder Joan Kroc. She entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in San Diego in 2002, and there are now 26 centers across the country built on her eventual $1.5 billion investment. Joan envisioned that …

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COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grant provides Chromebooks for school-aged children raised by grandparents

Relatives as Parents, Inc. received a $2,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grant to purchase Chromebooks for school-aged students being raised by grandparents to continue online studies. “On behalf of Relatives As Parents, Inc., I would like to thank Innovia Foundation for your generous donation that enabled us to purchase Chromebooks for children in our …

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The ability to read allows children to succeed not just in school, but in life ahead of them.

Children who are proficient and passionate readers by third grade are five times more likely to be college or career ready. Opening Books, Opening Doors works to ensure young readers in Coeur d’Alene have books to read and someone to read with, so all students are reading at grade level by third grade. This Book, …

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