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May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Contact:
  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 

Twin County United Way’s Annual Day of Caring Continues to Grow

More than 330 volunteers are at the ready to serve on May 12

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – Many hands make light work.  So just how much work can the hands of 330 volunteers do?  The Twin County United Way hopes it’s a lot. Twenty-one nonprofits have submitted more than 30 projects that need completed during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring taking place today.

Volunteers will be in action across the community on a variety of projects from litter clean up to skilled labor activities. Day of Caring Chair, Kim Casey, shared that “most of the nonprofits in our community are small. So, when the lawn needs mowed, the windows need washed or the building needs painted, these tasks either need to be contracted out – paid for with a budget stretched thin – or done by staff with time already stretched thin. We know that volunteers can do this and want to do this so that the nonprofit staff can devote their time to important program work.”  Casey added, “We encourage people to ask questions and learn more about the nonprofit they are helping.” Day of Caring is a few hours of service that connects people in the community to our nonprofits and is intended to promote volunteerism and nonprofit engagement throughout the year.

The community-wide event, presented by Regence BlueShield of Idaho, shows what can be accomplished when many are working together to make the community better. Regence president, Scott Kreiling, shared, “we’ve been supporting this volunteer event for a number of years.  Our employees want to give back where they live and work and we appreciate that whenever we partner with the United Way, we know that we are helping many worthy nonprofits in our area.” Regence, and team sponsors P1FCU and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, along with in-kind donations from ArtBeat, Fazzari’s and IdaVend, underwrite the event.

Photos and videos of the dayÂ’s activities will be shared throughout the day by Twin County United Way and volunteer teams via social media including Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, Twitter @TwinCountyUW, and Instagram TCUW, hashtags #TCUW and #LiveUnited.

Day of Caring Volunteer Teams:

  • Americorp Volunteers
  • Avista Utilities
  • Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
  • Clearwater Paper
  • Clearwater Power
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Inland Cellular
  • Joe Hall Ford
  • Lewiston Fire Department Retirees
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • P1FCU
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Red Lion Hotel
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Tammany View Baptist Church
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital
  • Vista Outdoors
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women United

Day of Caring Nonprofits:

  • American Red Cross
  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the LC Valley
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Homes of Hope
  • Jackson Baldwin Falls
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
  • Lewiston City Library
  • Lewiston Rotary Club
  • Modie Park Conservancy
  • Northwest Children’s Home
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Roc Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Idaho FoodBank
  • Twin County United Way
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Wedgewood Terrace Assisted Living
  • YWCA

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

 



 

 

 

MEDIA ALERT

Twin County United WayÂ’s 21st Annual Day of Caring is this Friday, May 12

 

What:

Twin County United Way Day of Caring 2017

Who:

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to participate in Twin County United WayÂ’s annual Day of Caring, a community-wide day of service for local nonprofits.

Day of Caring presenting sponsor is Regence BlueShield of Idaho.  Team sponsors are P1FCU and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.  T-shirt sponsor is ArtBeat.

Why:

Day of Caring brings together local businesses, employees and community groups to provide a half-day of volunteer service. Volunteers will participate in variety of meaningful, hands-on projects for 17 local nonprofits.

When:

Friday, May 12, 2017

8 a.m.: Kick-off event

8:30 a.m. to noon: Onsite volunteer service (List of locations available)

Noon: Volunteer thank you lunch with pizza from FazzariÂ’s!

Where:

The kick-off event takes place at the Lewiston Community Center (1424 Main Street, Lewiston), parking lot is in back, enter from G Street.

After kick-off, volunteers will head to more than 25 project sites (full list available) and then return to the Community Center for a volunteer thank you lunch.

Media contact:

Sam Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way

(208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office, sskinner@tcuw.org

www.tcuw.org,  #tcuw  @TwinCountyUW facebook.com/TwinCountyUW

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Mar. 22, 2017

For immediate release:

MEDIA ALERT

 Come to Waffles n’ More Thursday evening, Mar. 23 and enjoy “Breakfast for Dinner”

Twin County United WayÂ’s Women United fundraiser to support kindergarten readiness in the LC Valley

What:

Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser: Waffles n’ More “Half the Farm” breakfast.  Breakfast includes a scrambled egg, bacon, hash browns, toast, half a waffle and a coffee or soda.

Tickets are $10 each and available at the Twin County United Way office (208) 743-6594, Waffles n’ More or from any Women United member. Tickets will also be available at the door and “to go” orders will also be accepted.

Who:

Twin County United Way Women United.  Thank you to event sponsors: Waffles n’ More, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Clearwater Paper, Printcraft Printing and Cover Me Tees.

Why:

To raise funds to support Twin County United WayÂ’s kindergarten boot camps and other kindergarten readiness efforts in the LC Valley.

Who should attend:

Everyone who likes breakfast for dinner, anyone who likes bacon, anyone looking for an excuse not to cook dinner on March 23 and those who support kindergarten readiness in our community.

When:

Thursday, Mar. 23 between 5 to 8 p.m.

Where:

Waffles nÂ’ More, 1421 Main St., Lewiston, Idaho

Media contact:

Sam Skinner, executive director, Twin County United Way

sskinner@tcuw.org, (208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office

Charity Rapier, Chair, Women United

Charity.rapier@clearwaterpaper.com, (208) 413-4822 cell, (208) 799-1295 office

More information on the Breakfast for Dinner Facebook Event Page

 
The Twin County United Way will be collecting new and gently used books for the Lewiston Library Summer Reading Program and children in our community.

Donation locations will be all over the Valley including the Twin County United WayÂ’s office. Books may be collected during April 24th-28th.

Why: Focus on educating community members about the dire issues associated with summer learning loss for low-income children and provide community members with an opportunity to become part of the solution by donating a new or gently-used childrenÂ’s book.

How: The United Way Week of Action Book drive provides a real, tangible solution to those who are eager to make a difference in the lives of low-income children in our community.

Where: Donation locations are all around the Lewis-Clark Valley! Below is a list of participating businesses in our community:

  • Twin County United Way: 2207 E. Main St., Lewiston
  • Washington Trust Bank: 102 Thain Rd D, Lewiston
  • Lewiston City Library: 411 D St, Lewiston
  • Kodiak Coffee Company: 1702 21st St #114, Lewiston
  • Asotin County PUD: 1500 Scenic Way, Clarkston
  • Troy Insurance Agency: 1822 18th Ave, Lewiston
  • Stifel: 301 D St c, Lewiston
  • Lewis Clark Credit Union: 162617th St., Lewiston
  • Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce: 502 Bridge St., Lewiston
  • Express Employment: 624 Bryden Ave., Lewiston
  • P1FCU: All locations in Lewiston & Clarkston
  • And Books Too: 918 6th St., Clarkston

Would you like your business to be a location for collection? Call the Twin County United Way (208) 743-6594!

Download a poster here!
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 31, 2017

  • Contact:
  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

Twin County United Way’s 2nd Sip, Swing and Support is set for Feb. 10

Proceeds to benefit the Community Fund, supporting efforts to improve lives in the LC Valley

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – The Twin County United Way’s second Sip, Swing and Support for our Community is right around the corner.  The event takes place on Friday, Feb. 10 at Lindsay Creek Vineyards in Lewiston.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and music by The Swing Notes begins at 7 p.m. The Swing Notes will play from 7 – 9 p.m. followed by DJ music until 11 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now and are $25 each through Jan. 31.  Tickets will be available for $35 each after Feb. 1 and will also be available at the door.

This year’s event is sponsored by Roger’s Motors.  The inaugural Sip, Swing and Support took place in Nov. 2015, when the McIntosh family, who own Lindsay Creek Vineyards, were the Twin County United Way’s honorary campaign chairs and hosted the new event.  The event raises funds for the United Way’s Community Fund.  The Community Fund provides grants for LOCAL nonprofit programs working to address critical needs identified in our community and efforts to advance education, income and health – benefiting and strengthening our entire community.

The event includes music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and each ticket includes one complimentary glass of Lindsay Creek Vineyards wine or beer. Table sponsorships are still available. Tickets can be purchased at the Twin County United Way office at 2207 East Main in Lewiston or at Lindsay Creek Vineyards at 3107 Powers Ave., Lewiston.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.tcuw.org or by calling the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594. 

Photo of the Swing Notes performing at the last Sip, Swing and Support. Additional information and more photos are available on the
Sip, Swing and Support webpage. 

 

 

About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.