Emily Solly

March Volunteer of the Month

I grew up in Boise and my family & I love Idaho – we have fun around town and getting up into the mountains to ski, camp, hike, and fish. I have two little girls, ages 3 and 6, and have been married for almost 12 years. I am a commercial lender at Mountain West Bank and have been with the company for the past 11 years. They have a great work-life balance culture and an emphasis on community involvement and that is where I first got the opportunity to give back.

I first learned about Giraffe Laugh as a Loan Executive with United Way; Lori Fascilla and I were giving a joint presentation and I was so moved by the great work they were doing. I thought that is something I want to be involved with! It resonated with me because of how important it is to set up young children for life by giving them a great foundation and because of all of the other amazing things they do to lift up everyone in the family. I could also relate; I had a hard time finding quality childcare that I felt comfortable with and could afford after I had my first child. This organization helps hard-working families give their children the best and I hope I can help with that.

I would love to see more kids in our community have the opportunity to start kindergarten both confident and prepared while also having felt the love, support, and nurture from their GL family. I want to see this organization continue to make our community better because they help entire families succeed.

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We have a vision that every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early childhood education. That all parents are empowered and supported through the early years of parenthood and we know that by doing these things we are building strong futures every day in our work.
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We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh, a local nonprofit, provides early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has three full time centers serving children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. In addition to the three full time centers, Giraffe Laugh has a half day preschool program (Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool) and a summer program that serves school age children.