About Us

    What is Papoose Club?

    Papoose Club is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports youth-oriented groups in the Wood River Valley through fundraising activities and community events. Everyone is welcome! The club was founded in 1954 by a group of local moms and was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1975.

    The 2015-2016 officers are:

    • President: Louise Isaacs
    • Vice President: Anna Mathieu
    • Treasurer: Alexis Lindberg
    • Recording/Corresponding Secretaries: Elise Deklotz and Hilary Biggers
    • Publicity Chair: Anna Svidgal
    • Historian: Open

    What is the purpose of the Club?

    Essentially, Papoose Club provides important financial support to local organizations that serve children. We make it possible for kids of the Wood River Valley to grow up with access to a wide variety of activities. The Club’s mission is to promote and assist cultural, social educational and athletic activities for the children in the Wood River Valley.

    What types of organizations receive funds from the Club?

    Any 501(c) organization (non-profit) is eligible to receive funds from Papoose Club. Recent recipients include:

    The Advocates
    Blaine Cty. Ed. Foundation
    Hunger Coalition
    Rotarun LASAR program
    Company of Fools
    3C Cloud Project
    WRHS PTA
    WR Volleyball
    Sun Valley Ballet
    Flourish Foundation
    St. Thomas Playhouse
    Blaine Cty. Drug Coalition
    Model UN (WRHS)
    Community Library
    Sawtooth Botanical Garden
    Syringa Mountain School
    Crisis Hotline
    WR Lacrosse
    Police Activities League
    I Have A Dream Foundation
    WATER (WRHS)
    Girls on the Run
    Mountain Kids Fund

     

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