Patti Odlum

December Volunteer of the Month

Giraffe Laugh is so lucky to have an awesome volunteer like Patti! While on a plane, a gentlemen told her about Giraffe Laugh. “When I was in Southern California, I worked for a non-profit very similar to Giraffe Laugh and loved what they did,” said Patti. Since May 2017 Patti has been volunteering weekly at our administration office assisting with a variety of projects. “Working with organizations that help children succeed is my passion,” said Patti. Thanks for all you do, Patti, and being our Volunteer of the Month!

About Patti: My husband and I moved to Boise 2 years ago from southern California. We love the outdoors and knew this would be the perfect place for retirement. I enjoy hiking in the foothills, walking and biking the Greenbelt, snowshoeing, travelling and taking my dog on walks.

How did you become involved in Giraffe Laugh and when? I heard about Giraffe Laugh from a gentleman I was sitting next to on an airplane. His wife just attended a Giraffe Laugh function. When I was in Southern California, I worked for a non-profit education company very similar to Giraffe Laugh and loved what they did. Since working with organizations that help children succeed is my passion, I checked into Giraffe Laugh and became a volunteer May, 2017.

Why do you to volunteer? I love helping people who are making a difference in the lives of children. I have been assisting with projects in the main office, so I have gained a better understanding of what Giraffe Laugh does, and how well it’s working.

What’s your favorite activity with Giraffe Laugh? I’ve enjoyed my time in the main office, assisting with projects and gaining a better understanding of what Giraffe Laugh does. I look forward to becoming a Rocking Grandma as soon as I can get my license.  I have attended a few functions and am very impressed with the excitement everyone shows for Giraffe Laugh.

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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.