The Valley charity founded to help other Valley charities has named four local entities it will be providing with grant money this year.
The Papoose Club provided the following information in a press release:
- Blaine County Bots/Robotics World Tournament
Four Wood River Middle School and High School teams qualified for the Robotics World Tournament this May in Dallas, Texas. They will compete against 50 countries at the tournament. The 15–18 year old team has been state champion seven years in a row. Papoose Club has awarded a grant toward travel expenses for the 13 Robotics students and four chaperones travelin with them.
- Girls on the Run Southern Idaho
The program supports approximately 150 girls to promote physical activity, life-building skills and self-confidence. The two annual fundraisers (Color Me Fearless 5K race and Lunafest) have been impacted by COVID. Papoose Club awarded a grant to cover programming costs for the Blaine County programs. Girls on the Run offers an 8–12 week program and is currently seeking volunteer coaches.
- Blaine County Education Foundation (BCEF)
BCEF requested funds for the Teen Parenting Program based out of Silver Creek High School. Papoose Club donated funds to be used for supplies and materials for the teen parents who attend Silver Creek High School in the hopes of keeping them in school. Supplies needed include formula, one bassinet, several Pak ‘N Play sets, diapers, wipes, activity mat, baby carrier, books and classes for new parents.
- Hailey Public Library
The library’s Summer Reading Program serves approximately 150 children. It runs from late May until the end of July and is designed to incentivize school-age kids to keep reading during the summer months. The program includes a kick-off party, goodie bags, a free book, and wrap-up celebration. Papoose Club awarded the grant to cover costs of the program and prizes.