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Big Table Responds to Pandemic Needs

Quality service is service with a smile. This foundational principle of the restaurant and hospitality industry has become increasingly difficult to uphold for the thousands of workers facing COVID-fueled job cuts and health worries.  As a former chef in the restaurant industry and the current Spokane director for Big Table, Chris Dietz knows the pressure workers face all too well: “If that smile goes away, so does the money. It’s …

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Family of active volunteer institutes fund to continue familial investment in Pullman community

Margery Muir had an immense impact on Pullman, where she lived for most of her life. While raising a family of her own with her husband Earl, she also dedicated her time to other children and families in the area. Between substitute school teaching, serving as Guardian Ad Litem for the juvenile court, and volunteering …

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9B Trails plans rejuvenating, outdoor recreational spaces in Boundary County

With the mission of providing accessible public trails, 9B Trails understands the importance of preserving natural resources and helping the community experience them. With gyms and other communal exercise spaces closed for the time being, outdoor recreation is crucial to mental and physical health—but finances and busy schedules often prevent people from getting the fresh …

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Big Table and CDAIDE provide safety net for hospitality workers

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and hotels had the highest nationwide concentration of those most in need. Now, hospitality and gig economy workers are under even more stress, facing unprecedented financial obstacles. Restaurants and hotels closed overnight, and most workers have no immediate way to make up these lost wages. Those who retain part-time …

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Washington Trust Bank Endowment Fund provides $200,000 to Ronald McDonald House

Innovia Foundation announced a $200,000 donor-advised grant from the Washington Trust Bank Endowment to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest (RMHC). Historically, this is one of Innovia’s largest donor-advised grants. This grant will support the new $14.5 million Ronald McDonald House presently under construction, expected to be finished in January 2020. It …

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Jumpstart Program helps World Relief Spokane

Innovia Foundation partnered with Network for Good to fund the Jumpstart Program for eight nonprofit organizations. Jumpstart provides nonprofits with the integrated tools, plan, coaching, and technology required to build the fundraising capacity to diversify revenue and sustain the programs they fund., providing them with resources to build a sustainable fundraising plan. World Relief Spokane …

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Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation partners with Innovia Foundation

Located in the heart of downtown, the Coeur d’Alene Public Library opened in September 2007. It rapidly became a gathering place for the community. With spaces for quiet reading and group meetings, the library offers free computer access, author presentations and a diversity of programs to inform and entertain. The library foundation board of directors …

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L’Arche celebrates the unique value of every person

L’Arche Spokane Endowment Fund Founded in 1964 in France, L’Arche is an international federation devoted to creating and sponsoring homes, support networks and other programs for people with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche came to Spokane in 1976 when Sister Mary Hurley invited two men with intellectual disabilities to live in the vacant convent at St. Paschal’s …

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Spokane Indians Baseball Club establishes fund to benefit Spokane River

The Spokane Indians Baseball Club established the Redband Rally Fund as part of a promotional campaign to connect citizens to the Spokane River. Dubbed the Redband Rally after the native redband trout, the campaign is raising funds to support local organizations devoted to river protection and educating citizens about work to clean up the river. …

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