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Family Promise Back On Its Feet

Item: Community help lets shelter reopen: North Idaho nonprofit allows families to stay together/Alison Boggs, SR

More Info: After taking a two-month hiatus to raise money, a North Idaho nonprofit organization that shelters homeless families for up to 90 days will be back in business on Sunday. When Family Promise put out the call that a funding shortfall would close its doors, the community responded. Its annual Cardboard Box City fundraiser, in which community members get a small taste of what it’s like to be homeless by staying overnight in cardboard boxes, raised some $12,000. In addition, an anonymous donor kicked in $10,000, and business partners including Coeur d’Alene Mines, Windermere Real Estate, North Idaho Eye Institute and Pita Pit helped out.

Question: Do you think local government and agencies are taking steps to address the homeless situation in Coeur d'Alene/North Idaho?




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