(MERIDIAN) Broadview University is teaming up with Helping Idaho Dogs in an effort to help pet owners in the Treasure Valley. The campus is holding its second annual Benefit Car/Dog Wash on Friday, August 17, from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to bring dirty dogs, dusty cars, and anything in need of a good washing to the donation-only event. Proceeds will benefit Helping Idaho Dogs.
Helping Idaho Dogs (http://www.helpingidahodogs.org) is a Meridian-based nonprofit designed to educate people on the importance of being responsible pet owners. The group offers “Canine Good Citizen” training classes at local shelters and parks in the community. Members are also working to build a therapy dog program that would ultimately serve hospitals, hospices, schools, libraries, and other sites throughout the Treasure Valley.
Each quarter, Broadview University gives $500 to a charitable organization within the community as part of its “We Care” philosophy. Organizations that align with programs the campus offers are generally chosen as recipients. Helping Idaho Dogs will receive this quarter’s charitable giving contribution in addition to proceeds from the event. The university held its first car and dog wash last year for Warrior’s Promise Foundation—awarding $1,300 to help the organization buy a service dog for a veteran in need.
“We strongly believe in giving back to our community and helping to raise awareness for charitable causes,” Jill Chiddy, the campus director, said. “We are looking forward to having another successful event for a great local organization.”
Broadview University is located at 2750 East Gala Court in Meridian—just off East Overland Road. For more information, call (208) 577-2900.