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      Nonprofits Gearing Up for 2nd Annual Idaho Gives

      BOISE, ID - Hundreds of Idaho nonprofits are making final preparations for the 2014 "Idaho Gives," an unprecedented day of statewide, charitable giving taking place on May 1.

      Groups have been busy reaching out to supporters new and oldvia direct mail, email, web sites, and social mediato drive traffic and donations to idahogives.org for the upcoming giving day.

      Donors will have over 660 causes to choose from when they participate in Idaho Gives.

      "We have been so impressed with all of the exciting and creative things our nonprofit partners have been doing to activate their supporters and to promote this critically important day for Idaho," said Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, which is presenting the event.

      "As with last year's blockbuster inaugural giving day, we expect people around the state to be celebrating nonprofits, giving to their favorite causes, telling their friends about Idaho Gives, and checking idahogives.org throughout the day to see just how generous Idahoans can be."

      Activities and events related to the giving day are scheduled for all over the state.

      For an up-to-date listing of events and local contacts, visit http://www.idahononprofits.org/idaho-gives-local-updates.

      Last year, Idaho Gives raised nearly $600,000 for more than 500 charitable causes statewide.

      The event mostly takes place online, driven by a central idahogives.org web site, where donors can learn about and designate funds for nonprofits in a variety of categories.

      Corporate and individual donors have contributed more than $50,000 for a pool of award funds, which will be distributed to nonprofits through random drawings and daylong contests, allowing organizations and donors to multiply their donations.

      Idaho Gives is sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, PacificSource Health Plans and the Idaho National Laboratory.

      Here's a list of non profit organizations in the L.C. Valley and Palouse areas that are participating:

      Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley 720 16th Ave. #41 Lewiston
      First Book-Lewis-Clark State College 500 8th Ave. Lewiston
      Lewiston Civic Theatre 805 Sixth Ave. Lewiston
      Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education3317 12th StreetLewiston
      Lewiston Library Foundation P.O. Box 1055 Lewiston
      Migrant Students Foundation 305 Prospect Ave, Suite 4 Lewiston
      Snake River Community Clinic 215 Tenth St. Lewiston
      Willow Center, Inc. P.O. Box 1361 Lewiston
      YWCA of Lewiston ID - Clarkston WA. 300 Main Street Lewiston
      Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse P.O. Box 8517 Moscow
      Backyard Harvest510 West Palouse River Dr. Moscow
      Circles of Caring Adult Day Health 225 E. Palouse River Dr. Moscow
      Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.P.O. Box 9576 Moscow
      Families Together P.O. Box 9323 Moscow
      Festival Dance & Performing Arts 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2403 Moscow
      Friends of the ClearwaterP.O. Box 9241 Moscow
      Habitat for Humanity of Idaho P.O. Box 3054 Moscow
      Heart of the Arts & 1912 Center P.O. Box 8851 Moscow
      Humane Society of the Palouse P.O. Box 8847 Moscow
      Idaho Friends of 4-H875 Perimeter Dr MS3015 Moscow
      Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Inc. 508 S. Main St. Moscow
      Latah County Historical Society 327 East Second St. Moscow
      Latah Trail Foundation P.O. Box 9344 Moscow
      My Own Home, Inc. P.O.Box 9484 Moscow
      Palouse Care Network 1515 West A. St. Moscow
      Palouse Habitat for Humanity 1036 West A St. Moscow
      Palouse Land Trust P.O. Box 8506 Moscow
      Palouse-Clearwater Environmental InstituteP.O. Box 8596 Moscow

      For more information, go to www.idahogives.org, or look for Idaho Gives on Facebook and Twitter.
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