BOISE, Idaho — The United Way of Treasure Valley is putting together 2,500 care packages for homeless students in the Treasure Valley, but they’re coming up about $7,500 short when it comes to funding.
The United Way of Treasure Valley supplies care packages to homeless students across the valley year round, but it’s especially critical this time of year as the colder months approach, and they say the things they really need in order to complete the packages are your typical day to day things we all use without even thinking about it.
“When school lets out for winter break, or even on a Friday when it’s going into the weekend, a lot of these kids are hungry, they’re living in extreme poverty,” said Brittany Rosenthal with the United Way of Treasure Valley.
The care packages contain things like snacks, basic hygiene needs, socks, underwear and blankets. Once they’re put together they’re dispersed to different school districts within the valley.
If you want to donate to the United Way of Treasure Valley to help complete the care packages, click here.