Kootenai County

Tough As Nails

Caryn Bothman and her family established the nonprofit, Tough As Nails. A community grant from Innovia made their most recent project possible.

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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