THE SALVATION ARMY Highlights
Here are some of the highlights from our many years of THE SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army has been helping needy Treasure Valley families since before Idaho obtained her statehood. TSA is a long-standing community partner of our Foundation.
Dress A Child Program
This program brings the joy of “never used” school clothing to elementary school aged children whose families cannot afford to buy clothes for school. Volunteer shoppers help the kids pick
out clothing at JC Penney who provides huge discounts.
The Salvation Army Booth Memorial Campus
Morrison Knudsen Foundation was pleased to be able to support The Salvation Army by partnering with their organization to help bring several events to the Boise Community designed to raise recognition about the variety of programs and services that The Salvation Army provides to our community. The 20th Annual Spaghetti Feed was one of those community events held last fall at the Booth Memorial Campus. Proceeds helped to fund the Marian Pritchett High School and Booth Memorial Daycare. From the first baby born in 1921 at The Salvation Army booth memorial Campus until the present day, the need for a loving, non-judgmental learning and caring environment for pregnant and parenting girls has not changed. Marian Pritchett High School provides support, care and hope for pregnant and parenting teens. The school offers accredited classes for grades 7-12 taught by Boise Independent School District teachers. Services at Booth include: prenatal and postnatal care, family planning, parenting classes, crisis intervention, vocational counseling, aptitude testing and an infant child care learning lab. Over 90% of the young women at Booth Memorial graduate with a high school diploma and over 86% go on to further their post-secondary education goals after graduation.
The Booth Memorial Child Care Center is a unique program set up for the sole purpose of providing a nurturing learning environment and classroom setting for students who are currently attending Marian Pritchett School. Students enrolled in the infant child care lab learn how to care for babies and toddlers through such things as charting feedings, proper diaper changes, age appropriate activities, and research assignments.
The Salvation Army Provides Assistance to Boise’s Neediest Families
Morrison Knudsen Foundation also helped to fund The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving and Christmas Programs. The Salvation Army provides holiday programs that provide assistance to families. This year’s holiday assistance was expected to help over 8,000 needy individuals. Families receive help for new toys and clothing for their children through Adopt-A-Family and Dress-A-Child as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving food.
We are pleased to share in The Salvation Army’s commitment of helping to keep families strong 365 days a year by promoting programs and projects that bring the basic necessities such as food, clothing, energy assistance and shelter to those most in need in our community.
Go to the following link to learn more about assistance provided at The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmytv.org