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Early Childhood Education: An Investment in the Future of the Treasure Valley.
  • 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 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:

Early Years:

 $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.

School Age:

 $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.

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

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

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.


Corporate Sponsors:

Success $10,000+:

The Albertsons Boise Open

Empowerment $5,000+:

Mountain West Bank

St. Lukes CHIF

Education $2,500+:

D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co


Readiness $1,000+:

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

Idaho Power

Recor Group

Tait & Associates

Event Sponsor $500+:


Brett Archer

Brian Liquin

Graybar Electric

Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Home Street Bank

Pacific Source


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.

Community Partners:

Ballet Idaho

Bogus Basin

Boise Centennial Rotary

Boise Sunrise Rotary

City of Boise

Create Common Good

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #115

Family Advocates

Idaho Children’s Trust Fund

Idaho Food Bank

Idaho Nonprofit Center

Nutrition Works

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 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.