We’d like to thank Larry H. Miller (LHM Charities) who recently supported the Children’s Home Society of Idaho with a $5,000 donation. This donation will provide mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare to children in our community. Thank you Larry H. Miller, we are grateful for your support!
Pictured Left to Right: CHS Executive Director, Anselme Sadiki; Larry H. Miller Representative, Jennifer Friedrich; and CHS Development Manager, Jane Ahl.
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival graciously donated 30 tickets to My Fair Lady to the children we serve and their family members. An evening spent at Idaho Shakespeare Festival was such a special treat for them; without an opportunity such as this it is highly unlikely that they would be able to experience the thrill of live theater. Thank you, Idaho Shakespeare Festival for your generous gift – our community is lucky to have you!!
Thanks to the Union Pacific Foundation for the recent donation to the Children’s Home. Union Pacific Director of Public Affairs, Nathan Anderson presented the check to our Executive Director, Anselme Sadiki in June. This donation will provide mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare to children in our community, to at-risk children in our community.
Union Pacific is a fan of our community and Idaho in general. We’re just one of many who received support this year. The Foundation has distributed funds to nonprofits in communities served by Union Pacific since 1959. We’re so grateful… Thanks again!
Anselme Sadiki and Union Pacific Director of Public Affairs, Nathan Anderson.
Mr. Tim Young (who works for Interstate-Electric Supply) called to let us know that he has donated $100 in Amazon gift cards. We used these gift cards to buy supplies for the snack pantry located in our Warm Springs Counseling Centers.
We see over 100 children for counseling every day, and we try to keep a stocked snack pantry for the children that arrive hungry… It costs us over $6,000 a year to maintain the snack pantries. Thanks for your generosity Tim, it truly makes a difference.
Meet Carolyn (second from the left). Carolyn was adopted from the Children’s Home in 1945. Once adopted, Carolyn moved with her new family and Burley, Idaho became home. In 2013, our office received a ‘Request for Adoption Records’ from Carolyn. With her records and the help of her son, Carolyn quickly discovered that she had two half-brothers and one half-sister. United with all three siblings, 69 years later, Carolyn recently returned to the Children’s Home, bringing her sister (Barbara) and her brother (Brent) to thank us for giving her the information she received which aided in locating her family.
“The Children’s Home is elated that with access to her adoption records, Carolyn was able to reunite with her siblings. While our mission today is to offer counseling and mental health therapy to all children in our community, the past legacy is as important and is a part of the fabric of what we are striving to do. Carolyn’s story is a true testament to that”, stated Anselme Sadiki, Executive Director.
Carolyn now lives in Twin Falls, Brent in Montana, and Barbara in California (her second bother lives in Utah).
Sawtooth Middle School seventh grader, Alissa Stennett, recently made a “bear” of a donation to the Children’s Home Society of Idaho. Over the past few weeks, Alissa, a 4.0 student who is involved in multiple extracurricular activities, has been collecting new and gently used bears from classmates for her Life Skills Class. This donation of 80+ bears and other cuddly stuffed animals, were a way for Alissa to giveback to her community in the form of an everlasting impression. “These stuffed animals will not only bring a definite smile to the children our counseling centers see, but rest assured they will certainly brighten their day. Alissa’s generous act is a testimonial to the belief that every child matters no matter where they come from – and that every donation whether big or small makes a difference. I hope Alissa realizes the positive impact she will make on each and every one of their lives”, stated Executive Director, Anselme Sadiki.
Thanks for the donation, Alissa, we’re “beary” grateful.