The Boise Rescue Mission is a vital resource for struggling families.  They provide things like food, clothing, emergency shelter/rooms, children's programs, addiction programs and veteran programs.  Normally at this time of the year(tax season) they would see a spike in donations.  It makes sense, since people like to deduct their charitable giving.  But sometimes, the law of unintended consequences happens.  With the tax law changes signed into law last year by President Trump, the family deduction almost doubled, so fewer people are itemizing and therefor may be giving less to charity.

So Rev. Bill Roscoe, the President and CEO of the mission, is asking for our help.  If you have a few dollars to spare or can donate other items, please check out the Boise Rescue Mission site.

Roscoe told KTVB's Shirah Matsuzawa, "in his 22 years with the organization he has never seen this happen before - and that the last quarter of the year is generally the most profitable".

They site does allow you to do a one time donation, monthly or even help provide meals to those in need.  Think about how cold it is right now and the possibility, they may have to turn people away.  So if you can spare a few bucks, please help out!

Here is a list of other needs the mission has:

WINTER CURRENT NEEDS LIST:

  • Cake, Cookie & Brownie mixes
  • Canned Fruit (12 – 16 oz cans)
  • Canned Pumpkin and Yams
  • Stuffing
  • Snacks for lunch boxes
  • Butter packets
  • Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Hygiene (shampoo, soap, conditioner, feminine products)
  • Over the counter medication (adult and children)
  • Paper towels, Toilet paper, Tissues, and Napkins
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Cookie Oil and Spices
  • Kitchen towels, Pot holders, Gadgets
  • Diapers (size 5 and 6), Pull-ups, and Wipes
  • Cleaning Supplies (detergent, wipes, bleach)
  • Pajamas
  • New Underwear for men and women
  • Bras
  • Socks
  • Warm Coats

Boise and The Treasure Valley has proven time and time again, they can step up when our community is in need!