Letter to the Editor: Support local causes on Idaho Gives day Submitted by Anne Little Roberts HollyBeechMP Apr 20, 2017 (…) +1 Anne Little Roberts Courtesy of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce Support local causes on Idaho Gives dayIdaho’s largest single day of giving — Idaho Gives — is coming up on Thursday, May 4, and I want to challenge the Meridian community to come together and support local causes that are doing amazing work right here in our own backyards.Idaho Gives is the only single day of online giving across the state where ANY nonprofit that has signed up to participate can receive donations. And the goal this year is big — really big. Story continues below video × Advertisement The Idaho Nonprofit Center has set out to raise $1.2 million for Idaho causes! That’s $1 for every adult Idahoan in our state.This is a chance for nonprofits to increase their donor base, raise awareness for their causes, and most importantly, raise critical funds to continue their work in our communities. And it’s an opportunity for donors like me to make a major impact.Many people are familiar with Idaho Gives but may not understand the crucial services provided by Idaho nonprofits and how those services affect our community. Idaho has over 7,000 registered nonprofit organizations that bring over $5 billion in revenue to our state. And they provide over 50,000 Idaho jobs. These organizations support kids, families, seniors, animals, the arts, education, the environment and so much more. Think about concerts or plays you’ve attended recently, or education services provided to your kids, or a 5K you may have participated in — these are all nonprofit organizations that bring immeasurable value to our community, and we must work together to support these organizations and the work they do.Visit IdahoGives.org and browse the list of participating causes, or search for your favorite nonprofit organization. The simple online giving form will guide you through the process — with proceeds going directly to the organization you choose.I hope you will join me in supporting all the great nonprofit work done in Idaho during Idaho Gives 2017. Let’s show the rest of the state how strong we are here in Meridian!—Submitted by Anne Little Roberts, Meridian City Council member and Meridian Chamber of Commerce president and CEO More from this section UPDATE: Meridian police apprehend student allegedly responsible for Heritage threat Last updated: April 27, 2017 Housing construction has 'gone crazy' in West Ada, boosting total market value Posted: April 27, 2017 Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Meridian leaders talk Costco, mental health and transportation Posted: April 26, 2017 Scentsy employees to get $10 each to spread cheer on International Pay It Forward Day Posted: April 26, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!