Mayor Dave Bieter today called on Boise residents to volunteer for one of several Boise Kind Day service projects being offered as part of the community-wide day of service on Saturday, June 22.
Boise Kind Day, part of Mayor Bieter’s Boise Kind initiative, is the City of Boise’s first annual day of service and volunteering. Boiseans and their friends and families have several Boise Kind Day projects from which to choose. Participating organizations include the Boise Bicycle Project, the Speedy Foundation, the Boise Bible College, the Idaho Foodbank and the City of Boise. More details about Boise Kind Day projects can be found on the Boise Kind Day website here.
“A central part the Boise Kind initiative is inspiring and participating in acts of kindness – big and small – in our community,” said Mayor Bieter. “Boise Kind Day is a perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and show how you and your friends and family care about your neighbors.”
All volunteers will receive a Boise Kind t-shirt and a kindness kit. A Boise Kind Day volunteer kick-off celebration will be held Friday, June 21 on the Grove Plaza from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. to pick up gear, enjoy live music, drinks and snacks, and meet fellow volunteers.
Boise Kind is a community-wide initiative that highlights, protects and promotes the community’s core values and helps to ensure Boise remains kind and welcoming. It was officially launched at the Treefort Music Festival by Mayor Bieter in March. More than 45 community leaders sit on Boise Kind’s steering committee and early supporters of the effort include representatives of Idaho Power, the Boise School District, the Boise Metro Chamber, the Boise faith community, the Idaho Humane Society, Treefort Music Fest and The Idaho Foodbank.