Support the Kids by Giving Some Quarters
Kevin Miller, our good friend and neighbor down the hallway at KIDO Talk Radio is working hard to help make the lives of the homeless in the Treasure Valley a little easier during the upcoming hot summer months!
I stand on the opposite side of almost everything political that KIDO Talk Radio's Kevin Miller believes. We couldn't disagree more on what's happening in Washington and our country in general. That's why it's great that in such a divided country that both of us can agree that supporting our community is most important. We understand that hardship doesn't have a political affiliation and that's why I support this man to the fullest. If you get a chance to stop by Walmart in Nampa before it ends late Saturday, drop off some quarters for kids.
Seven years ago, Kevin came up with the concept of Miller's Mission. It's his week to collect food, clothes and cash donations to benefit the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries. He does it twice a year and the summer mission is to help provide support during the hottest days of the year.
Some of the biggest summer needs for the Rescue Mission in the summer are food, bottled water, sunscreen, and summer clothing in children's sizes. They see more women and children come to shelters during the summer than any other time of the year. They've got summer programs that help kids enjoy the summer by taking them on trips to the Zoo, Discovery Center, and Firehouses. They've also got programs for older kids where they can intern at the mission to earn a paycheck and leadership skills. According to Reverend Bill Roscoe, the president and CEO of the Boise Rescue Mission, over half of the kids in that program live at the shelter.
Here's where you come in helping support the kids this summer. If you go see Kevin at the Walmart at Garrity and Franklin in Nampa and make a $23 donation, you'll be able to help support a child in the program for an entire day! He'll be out there until 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 27th!
Nampa a little out of your way? Team Mazda Subaru and Nelson's RV in Caldwell are also accepting donations. In Ada County, you can drop yours off at Hope Blooms Flowers in Eagle, Portico Pharmacy in Meridian and any Idaho Athletic Club or Chick-Fil-A in Boise and Meridian.