December 9, 2020
3 Non-Profits Doing Good in Cd’A: Series 1
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3 Non-Profits in Cd’A: Series 1

The Coeur d’Alene and Spokane area are known for being home to many strong and non-profit organizations. Those do-gooders in our community deserve all the respect. Not all initiatives are created or funded equally. But at the end of the day, the good you put back into your community tends to count most. If you are one of the contributing good people, thank you for all you do! This series, this here first edition, is dedicated to you. Read on to learn briefly about three non-profit organizations home to Coeur d’Alene.

3. Children’s Village Cd’A

In 1983, a Coeur d’Alene principal made a promise to two siblings who were suffering from abuse – Children’s Village’s website states. “I will build you a home to keep you safe.” Seven years later, the Children’s Village opened. They often serve children displaced from their families due to abuse, neglect, or severe family crisis.

Donate & Volunteer

Your generous donation does not go unnoticed in this non-profit organization. Consider checking out exactly what your donations are going towards on the Children’s Village donation page. They also consider volunteers for tasks ranging from spending quality time directly with the children to aiding in events and fundraisers. More information on volunteer opportunities can be found here.

2. Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene

Whether your abilities, strengths, or weaknesses, Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene welcomes athletes to join their team. It’s no secret Coeur d’Alene is home to many exciting community-ran races, big and small. Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene is named after the famous Team Hoyt, a father-son athletic duo. Laurie Aikins, a firm believer in inclusion for everyone, inspired by Dick & Rick Hoyt’s accomplishments, started the Coeur d’Alene team chapter to share their story and convince the team motto – YES YOU CAN! The mission of THCDA is to promote inclusion for everyone. No matter your disability or age, they’re here to get out and enjoy beautiful North Idaho together! You can learn more about Team Hoyt’s story here.

Donate & Volunteer

This team welcomes volunteers, runners, and riding athletes. THCDA pairs rider athletes with runner athletes to assist thru races together. You don’t need to push to participate, and members aren’t required to participate in all races to be a part of the team. Consider learning more about Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene here.

1. Safe Passage of Idaho Violence Prevention Center

Safe Passage, located in Coeur d’Alene, provides 24-hour crisis intervention for adults and children affected by domestic or sexual violence. According to their Facebook, Safe Passage aims to provide safety, education, and empowerment to victims of violence and their communities. This agency has been operating since 1977 and, to this day, is considered one of the largest programs of Its kind in the state of Idaho.

Donate & Volunteer

According to their website, Volunteer opportunities may be considered the organization’s lifeblood. Consider checking out this Safe Passage webpage to learn more about volunteer or internship opportunities.