BOISE, Idaho — A vaccine is probably the best gift healthcare workers can receive for the holidays, but perhaps a close second is a care basket from the community.
In an effort to say thank you for putting their lives on the line to protect others, the Protect Idaho Kids Foundation plans to deliver "Baskets of Gratitude" to local hospitals on December 21.
"We want to give them thanks and every time they have a treat this holiday season, whether it's at the hospital or they take the treats home, they'll know that somebody out there is thanking them," said Bruce Wingate of the Protect Idaho Kids Foundation.
The group does need some help. They are collecting items on December 19 and 20 at the Boise Depot. They are looking for things like cheese, crackers, candy, fruit and other treats along with messages of gratitude. Volunteers will deliver the baskets to St. Luke's and Saint Alphonsus on December 21.