I talked on the air earlier this week and here online as well about ways to help those who may be marginalized in our community during the coronavirus pandemic. I dropped off several boxes of donuts that weren't going to be eaten in our empty radio station to the Interfaith Sanctuary in downtown Boise-- a place that was FAR from empty. It gave me some strong perspective of how good I've got it, even during these crazy times.

Every week, I post up 'Mateo's Three For The Weekend'-- a collective list of my top three things that you should get out and do over the weekend. Typically that involves events downtown, concerts, and family friendly shows. Since everything has been canceled, I've been thinking of ways to highlight three local things, regardless.

This week, I want to highlight my "three for the weekend" that just happen to be charities-- ways that you can help our community--in this crazy time.


  • 1

    Corpus Christi House

    The Corpus Christi House in downtown Boise is a daytime shelter for Boise's needy. The house is a place for folks to get mail, make phone calls, get some cash, rest, and build friendships. It has made a huge difference in many lives over the years. The shelter is currently accepting goods like coffee, creamer, toilet paper and more as well as cash or online donations.

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    Saint Alphonsus

    St. Al's here in the Treasure Valley has been looking for help in collecting certain supplies.  These include: surgical masks, clear face shields, eye protection, sterile and non-sterile gloves, unopened bottles of bleach, shoe covers, and more.  Interested in helping some of our local HEROES? Just call up your nearest Saint Al's location.

  • 3

    Women's & Children's Alliance

    The WCA here in Boise does amazing work for women and children that are victims of domestic and sexual assault. Due to the statewide stay at home order by Governor Little, they are not currently accepting donations at their office but grocery and gas cards are still be accepted. For more on how to help there, reach out to jspencer@wcaboise.org

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