Idaho Gives kicks off annual campaign

Posted at 5:34 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 06:02:20-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gives kicked off its annual 24-hour fundraiser at midnight Tuesday. Five hours into the fundraisers, over $260,000 have been raised for 389 non-profit organizations in the state. There are hundreds of causes to support. Click here for a list on the Idaho Gives website.

Also happening today, in light of Idaho Gives and "First Thursday," some local businesses are taking advantage of the day and have selected a non-profit from the Idaho Gives website to support during their First Thursday festivities. Some business celebrating are:

ÀLAVITA: Àlavita is partnering with Feed The Gap, a fantastic local non-profit organization to help feed our young kiddos. They will be donating 20% of all food sales on the First Thursday in May as a part of Idaho Gives.

BANDANNA RUNNING & WALKING: First Thursday, they are supporting Idaho Gives and the Access to Justice FUND RUN 5k! Register for the FUND RUN on First Thursday and Bandanna will take the equivalent of your registration fee off a NEW PAIR OF SHOES! Adults $25 and Youth $15. Event is Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m. in Fort Boise Park.

BARBARIAN BREWING: In addition to releasing FOUR new beers, Barbarian Brewing is doing a raffle giveaway. 100% of the raffle ticket sales will be donated to a participating Idaho Gives non-profit.

CHI E SHENAM WESTIN: Will be supporting The Nature Conservancy for IDAHO GIVES by donating a percentage of the night's painting sales.

FIRENZA PIZZA: The pizza joint has partnered with Operation Grateful Hearts for IDAHO GIVES. All Veterans and First Responders receive a 15% discount on their meals

For a list of more Idaho Gives/First Thursday participating businesses, click here.

While you're out and about today, if you happen to pass Jack's Urban Meeting Place, commonly referred to as "JUMP," consider stopping by and trying out their five-story slide. The slide opens today and will be open every Thursday through October (weather permitting) from 6-8 p.m. Rides are free and there is no age requirement, but you must be at least 44' and under 330 lbs to ride.