Building Strong Futures

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The foundation for growth and development is proper nutrition. In an effort to diminish food insecurity, we offer a food pantry wherever our families are, ensuring they have regular access to an abundance of high-quality nourishment.

Building strong futures is what happens every day in the work we are fortunate to be a part of. Extra-curricular activities, nutritional support, and access to quality food coupled with our other focus areas result in futures that start strong. When a child starts school ahead, they finish school ahead and are more likely to go on. When a family is supported through difficult times, they are successful and happily functioning in our community.


Steps to building strong futures:

  • On-site food pantries at each location are key to a family’s ability to access quality, abundant food sources during business hours. To span the gap and minimize food insecurity, a family is able to obtain protein sources, frozen meats, fresh vegetables, fruits in season, and canned goods.
  • Food baskets and holiday help are available to any family that needs it during the stressful holiday season. Volunteers can “adopt a family” and provide a special surprise for children and their family on Christmas morning.
  • When a child from a low-income family enters kindergarten they often arrive without the array of experiences as their average income peers. Through a scholarship program designed specifically for extra-curricular activities, all children are able to participate in activities. These activities include field trips to Zoo Boise, the Botanical Gardens, and area attractions. All preschoolers are able to participate in gymnastics, swim lessons, and through a partnership with Ballet Idaho, they learn to dance and are able to attend two ballet performances with their family each year.

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We envision every child in the Treasure Valley having access to quality early childhood education. All parents should be empowered and supported throughout the early years of parenthood. We know by providing opportunities for empowerment and support through our work, we are helping to build strong futures every day.
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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.