According to the internet, December is the month of giving. But Boise acts otherwise.
In fact, I see Boise giving all year long. Through volunteerism, donating and raising awareness for organizations, movements and moments, our community and its generosity is truly unique.
This month, we are lucky to have been chosen for TWO different giving opportunities! These opportunities couldn’t have come at a better time. In 2018, we held our biggest ever Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway, giving away over 600 Dream Bikes. Now, entering our 2019 youth programming season, we want to expand our impact to new families, spreading the freedom a bicycle provides, a feeling we all know and love.
Christa, our Youth Programs Coordinator, has the following goals for our youth programs in 2019:
-Give 1000 bikes to kids from April to December
-Host 40 Mobile Fix-It stops, serving at least 15 kids each time
-Host 2 monthly Fix-It nights at BBP.
How can you help?
Next Tuesday (3/19): Mai Thai is hosting us for their monthly Mai Thai Gives Back event. 20% of Mai Thai’s proceeds earned between 5pm and close will go to our 2019 Youth Programming. So plan on dining at Mai Thai next Tuesday! Bring your friends, share some drinks and apps, eat a delicious meal…that's it! What a great way to prepare your energy for Treefort!
Speaking of which…there’s another way to give! No way!
Treefort Gives Back is an initiative to give back to nonprofits and organizations that keep our community going. We have been chosen, along with 9 others, as featured nonprofits this year.
As always, BBP is hosting Treefort bike parking near Alefort from Friday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm. During this time, you are able to keep your bike safe and dry under the tent, check out some BBP Merch, make a cool Treefort button with our button maker, and say hi to the BBP Staff and Volunteers! We will be accepting tips that we’ll dedicate to our 2019 Youth Programming. Help us accomplish our biggest set of goals yet!
No cash? No problem. Download the Cauze app (developed right here in Boise) and connect with us, other nonprofits, and local givers. Cauze works like Venmo: once you connect your bank account, you can donate with the touch of a button, taking little time away from your festival fun. We highly recommend downloading the Cauze app to give back not only during Treefort, but for an easy and quick way to give all year long.
Heading into the sunny season, this is what I’ve been waiting for. The events, the sun, the community bike rides, the pedal power, the people! We have a fun couple weeks ahead of us, and that fun will continue through April. And May. Heck, all summer long.
I can’t wait to get started.
Get excited, and please join us for an action packed and impactful year.