Marshall Baker

February Volunteer of the Month

For over three years, Marshall has been delivering food from Idaho Food Bank to Giraffe Laugh. Tanya of Giraffe Laugh and our liaison for Idaho Food Bank says, “I can always count on Marshall to help, and he always

arrives with a smile for staff and our kids.” Over 50% of Giraffe Laugh families receive some sort of assistance from us, and many families count on our food pantries, located at each of our 4 centers. Filled with shelf stable items like peanut butter and canned goods, the pantries’ refrigerators are stocked with fresh vegetables, meats and baby formula.

  • Tell me a little bit about yourself: I am married to Kathleen Nagel for 49 years and have three children and six grandchildren. I enjoy traveling going to concerts, spoiling our grandkids and volunteering.
  • How did you become involved in Giraffe Laugh? Through Rotary Club Southwest, I started delivering goods and groceries to Giraffe Laugh.
  • Why do you like volunteering for us? Our community greatly benefits from the programs and services of Giraffe Laugh, and I enjoy being a part of that.
  • What’s your favorite activity with Giraffe Laugh? Becoming friendly with staff and seeing first-hand how they are ensuring school readiness for Boise’s youngest children.

Thanks for all you do, Marshall, and being our volunteer spotlight of the month!

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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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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.