Avenues for Hope Raises More Than $1.3 million for Housing Nonprofits in Idaho
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Avenues for Hope Raises More Than $1.3 million for Housing Nonprofits in Idaho

The 2019 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge raised a record $1,321,394 for 73 Idaho nonprofits. The annual fundraising campaign, from Dec. 12 through Dec. 31, helps support nonprofits that manage the day-to-day work of helping Idahoans find safe, stable and affordable housing.

The effort helps chronically and temporarily homeless, domestic violence survivors, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idahoans.  

In North Idaho, 16 participating nonprofits raised $318,764 during the 20-day campaign. Family Promise of the Palouse ($85,509), Bonner County Homeless Task Force ($74,569) and Sojourners’ Alliance ($65,374) raised the most money in the region.

The campaign, organized by the Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has raised nearly $4.4 million since its inception in 2011.

“We would like to thank all of our 3,328 generous donors and 40 sponsors for their help in exceeding our $1 million goal for this year’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “The donations to this homeless prevention effort support the programs and services offered to thousands of Idahoans who are struggling to find safe, stable and affordable housing. The generosity of the donors and sponsors truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”

North Idaho fundraising totals

Family Promise of the Palouse, $85,509; Bonner County Homeless Task Force, $74,569; Sojourners’ Alliance $65,374; Family Promise North Idaho, $37,346; Union Gospel Mission, $19,978; Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, $8,585; Bonner Community Housing Agency, $8,150; The Salvation Army of Lewiston, $7,162; Lake Pend Oreille School District, $4,180; Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley, $4,150; Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, $2,750; Boundary County School District, $410; Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, $300; Safe Passage, $225; Children’s Village, $50; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, $25

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