- Big Dreams Society
- Corporate Sponsors
- Owen Thomas Erpelding Memorial Fund
- Community Partners
- Rewards Programs
- Readiness: $1,000 per year for 5 years
- Education: $2,500 per year for 5 years
- Empowerment: $5,000 per year for 5 years
- Success: $10,000 per year for 5 years
Members of our Big Dreams Society are multi-year donors who believe passionately in the work we do and the “Big Dreams” we have for every child in the Treasure Valley.
If you are interested in joining the Big Dreams Society or would like to pledge a different monthly or yearly amount please contact Cassandra Wagner at email@example.com or (208) 954-5456.
No contribution is too small to make a difference and all donations are appreciated and treasured. Following are examples of what your gift will contribute to Giraffe Laugh’s mission:
$52 ($1 per week) provides 2 weeks of lifesaving swimming lessons for a low-income child.
$260 ($5 per week) feeds 130 children a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack for a week.
$520 ($10 per week) provides access to quality care and education in the form of an academic scholarship for a low-income preschool child for one month.
$1040 ($20 per week) provides lifesaving First Aid and CPR for 33 teachers.
$52 ($1 per week) provides art supplies for 30 low-income, school aged children to utilize for two weeks.
$260 ($5 per week) provides reading curriculum for ten first-grade students for an entire summer reading camp.
$520 ($10 per week) provides breakfast, lunch and snack for 30 children for an entire month.
$1,040 ($20 per week) provides extracurricular activities for ten low-income children for an entire summer.
Annual Bowlathon (Spring):
Title sponsor and lane sponsor.
Annual Luau (Summer):
Title sponsor, activity sponsors, meal sponsors.
Hyde Park Street Fair (September):
Title sponsor, area sponsors (face painting, cotton candy, carnival, giant slide, obstacle course, and bounce houses).
Futures Begin Here Luncheon (November):
Gold, silver and bronze sponsorships.
To make a contribution to Giraffe Laugh or learn more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Philanthropy Director, Cassandra Wagner, at (208) 954-5456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fortunate in the Treasure Valley to have numerous families, foundations and corporations that give back to their community in meaningful ways that impact our youth, especially those most at risk. Without these important sponsorships and the involvement of companies and foundations listed below, we would not be able to do the important work we do at Giraffe Laugh. They are vital to our shared success.
The Albertsons Boise Open
Mountain West Bank
St. Lukes CHIF
D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co
Blue Cross of Idaho
Cleanup and Total Restoration
Community Development Inc
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Happy Family Brands
IDACORP Employees Community Service Ada/Elmore
Idaho Central Credit Union
Tait & Associates
Event Sponsor $500+:
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
Home Street Bank
On November 30, 2015, Idaho Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Mat Erpelding and his wife Elizabeth suffered the tragic loss of their baby boy, Owen Thomas Erpelding, who was still-born. As a community, we are devastated by this news and want to express our utmost sympathy and support for Mat and Elizabeth as they mourn the loss of their baby.
Mat and Elizabeth, though heartbroken, have established the Owen Thomas Erpelding Memorial Scholarship Fund at Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers for those interested in expressing their sympathies and support. The purpose of Owen’s Fund is to provide financial assistance for quality early care and education to children and families who are otherwise unable to afford it. Your thoughtful contribution will help Elizabeth and Mat honor the life of their little boy, and will ensure that Owen’s legacy will have a lasting impact on families in need of crucial assistance during the early years of their children’s development. Contributions in Owen’s name will help make Giraffe Laugh’s services available to additional families in need of that support.
To contribute to the Memorial Fund, you may either donate online by choosing the Owen Thomas Erpelding Memorial Fund in the donation drop-down menu on this website or mail your contribution to:
Giraffe Laugh Learning Centers
c/o Owen Thomas Erpelding Memorial Fund
4094 W. Chinden Blvd.
Garden City, ID 83714
We, again, express our deepest condolences to and support for Rep. and Mrs. Erpelding as they grieve for their little boy, Owen. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them in the weeks and months to come.
very family has an array of complex needs no matter what socioeconomic background they come from. Giraffe Laugh works hard to connect parents and children with the myriad of incredible resources that are available in our community. At Giraffe Laugh we believe it is more important to work with effective, existing programs so we are not duplicating services and using limited resources.
Our Community Partners are the wonderful organizations doing great work in the Treasure Valley that strengthen families. We connect with them on behalf of our parents and children and by working together we create a stronger community. Here is a list of some of the wonderful groups we work with to build strong futures in the Treasure Valley.
Boise Centennial Rotary
Boise Sunrise Rotary
City of Boise
Create Common Good
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #115
Idaho Children’s Trust Fund
Idaho Food Bank
Idaho Nonprofit Center
Race to Robie Creek
Salvation Army with the Marian Pritchett Booth Memorial High School
Giraffe Laugh Partner Rewards Programs:
Slickdeals Gives Back: Find great discounts/coupons to stores you love at Slickdeals and help Giraffe Laugh raise money at the same time! Register for free, select Giraffe Laugh as the nonprofit and start shopping online or in store. Slickdeals makes a donation to our organization based on our supporters. When you shop at Target, Macy’s or Amazon, Giraffe Laugh earns bonus points while you’re scoring bonus deals. Another quick and easy way to save money while giving back!
AmazonSmile: When you shop on Amazon, you can enter through smile.amazon.com and select Giraffe Laugh as your nonprofit of choice. Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to Giraffe Laugh and best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything extra. Now, that’s something to smile about! And a smile is the greatest reward.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards: By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Giraffe Laugh’s nonprofit number 92475 via your Fred Meyer rewards account online, you will earn Giraffe Laugh a donation every time you shop while still earning your rewards points. The more Giraffe Laugh supporters who link their card, the higher the donation.
We can see the future from here!
Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.
Giraffe Laugh has two full time centers serving children from birth to five years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children from three and a half to five years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.