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VOA Crosswalk Shelter Serves Spokane’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Volunteers of America has been providing life-saving services by way of shelter and housing to Spokane’s most vulnerable for decades.   Under CEO Fawn Schott’s leadership, VOA has innovated the way they approach helping people experiencing homelessness. Moving away from a solely case management-based model has allowed them to serve people more effectively. They have developed …

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Helping Neighbors Help Neighbors

Founded in 1965 by a group of local citizens concerned about their neighbors, Rural Resources provides support for all needs with over 30 programs, each with the goal of assisting people and communities to develop the skills, resources and services necessary to improve their general welfare.

Investing in Parks

Spokane is a city built around parks. To honor that legacy and ensure everyone has access to safe, clean public spaces for generations to come, volunteer leaders of two local park organizations started endowments at Innovia this year.

Inspiring Minds with the Wonders of Nature

Studying forestry among the lush pines or learning about the Steelhead trout swimming through the streams at their feet, students from Troy, Idaho have discovered the wonders of nature at the Neuman Conservation Forest for years. A recent grant from Innovia provided for the construction of a multi-purpose, outdoor educational pavilion on the land, preserving the space for generations of learning and community connection. 

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. 

Revitalizing the Wallace Community Pool

Nestled in pine forests of North Idaho, Wallace is a small town with a big personality. Emblazoned on a manhole cover in the center of the town are the words, “The Center of the Universe.” For decades, the Wallace community pool has served as an anchor in that universe.

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