Give Thanks for our Teachers School Supply Drive
U of I Boise Culture and Climate Committee’s mission is to promote an environment of inclusion and connection which will build expanded relationships among the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Idaho Boise and the surrounding region. U of I Boise’s Culture and Climate Committee is committed to setting, maintaining and supporting a positive working environment for our Vandal employees. One way this program keeps morale boosted is through community engagement. The Culture and Climate Committee keeps employees connected to students, alumni, and community members through donations drives that benefit education and local nonprofits such as the Idaho Humane Society’s holiday pet supply drive and Women and Children’s Alliance Christmas toy donations. U of I Boise promotes professional and personal learning opportunities by partnering with environmentally friendly organizations such as May in Motion, and by working to get that strong, positive Vandal spirit out into the Treasure Valley through community service projects (Boise Kind Day, Boise Bike project’s repair-a-bike day for kids, etc.).
This program raises funds for school supplies for Canyon County school district, directly helping middle schools and teachers in Canyon County. The school(s) selected also have a high enrollment of Hispanic and lower income youth, giving relief to thinly stretched parents and families who are not able to contribute towards classroom supplies. Our program supplements school supplies provided at the beginning of the term and alleviates some of the financial burden middle school teachers face by purchasing supplies they would otherwise have to pay for out of pocket. Every little bit helps to keep our fabulous teachers focused on enriching and energizing the kids in their classrooms.
We are not only trying to give back to the community, we are also trying to foster positive relationships with educational communities here in the Treasure Valley. It also helps spread the University of Idaho's name as a leader in community engagement and generosity. Whether it’s weeding a community garden, gathering donations for those in need, or encouraging workplace healthy habits through lunchtime Tai-Chi classes, U of I Boise’s CCC is dedicated to spreading Vandal spirit and cheer. Any donations will support this program that benefits the teachers, administrators and students of Canyon County.