Papoose Gives $4,500 in August to Three Local Organizations; Gears Up for Pancake Breakfast over Labor Day Weekend!August 25, 2014
The Papoose Club Gave $4,500 at the August meeting to Three Local Organizations;
Members and Friends Gear Up for the Pancake Breakfast over Labor Day Weekend!
The BCEF is dedicated solely to supporting all eight schools across the Blaine County School District and focusing community resources to promote academic rigor, teacher excellence, equitable education opportunities and a healthy and sustainable student environment. The Papoose Club has agreed to contribute to the BCEF’s “Can Do” Fund, which helps students pay for everything from instrument repair for a student whose father is out of work, to online classes for rural students who want to continue their studies during the summer. The funds granted will cover approximately 15 of the estimated 150 students to be served in the upcoming year.
This initiative has again been made possible by the Papoose Club, who has funded this program since its inception in 2005. The program will enable the Hunger Coalition to provide supplemental nutrition to infants in the form of 3 cans of formula every month during their first year ensuring that they receive adequate nutrition during this critical developmental stage. The program serves approximately twenty-four Blaine County infants, promoting greater health and well-being. The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy.
The majority of those served by the Advocates have financial need; the purchase of school supplies for their children is often quite difficult. The school supplies program is an opportunity to directly help children affected by domestic violence by sending them to school fully equipped with supplies, and get a positive start to the school year. The Papoose Club has contributed to this School Supplies Program which will serve 89 school aged children. The Advocates organization provides education, shelter, and support services with the goal of ending emotional and physical abuse of all kinds, including bullying, and providing people with the tools to build and maintain healthy relationships.
Join us the Papoose Club on Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, August 31 of Labor Day weekend from 8 to noon for an amazing all-you-can-eat Pancake breakfast. Papoose Club volunteers and local characters will be cooking up delicious pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs, and serving delicious Starbuck’s coffee. Held at the Ketchum Town Square during the Wagon Days festivities, the Pancake Breakfast is a long-time tradition that dates back to 1977. We’d love your help – email Rose Burbank at rose at papooseclub.org.
About the Papoose Club
– 60 years of Wood River Valley tradition!
Founded in 1954, the primary purpose of the Papoose Club is to promote and assist educational, cultural, and athletic growth for the children of the Wood River Valley. It’s always a good time to join Papoose Club!