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Generous Donation Keeps Homeless Working with Boise Parks and Rec

A donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is making it possible for guests of homeless shelter, Interfaith Sanctuary, to keep their jobs until next year.

According to KTVB, a partnership between Interfaith Sanctuary and Boise Parks and Recreation made it possible for guest of the shelter to have a job and get their life back on track.

Interfaith Sanctuary Co-director Jodi Peterson told KTVB, “five of the nine people who were living at Interfaith and working for Boise Parks and Rec are no longer homeless.”

The seasonal employment opportunity started back in September, and guests knew the job was temporary. But, because of the success of the program, the Albertson’s foundation found it important to keep it going. So they donated enough money for the program to be extended AND expanded.

Thanks to the generous donation, by next spring Parks and Rec will be adding two additional work crews, and hiring 14 new workers.

Some of the work they’ll be responsible for will be “garbage pick-up, keeping sidewalks clean, it’ll be snow removal on sidewalks and in crosswalks.”

Man Shoveling Snow From the Front Walkway
Credit: Steve Mason | ThinkStock

What an amazing way to come together as a community and help out those in need! Kudos to the Boise Parks and Rec, and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation!!!

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