(MERIDIAN) Broadview University proudly announces it has donated $1,000 to two, local organizations. The donations are the combined result of a $500 campus charitable giving contribution and a $500-earning Benefit Car/Dog Wash held at the campus on Friday, August 17.
- A group of 22 students, faculty, and staff members volunteered to wash cars and dogs at the campus’s annual Benefit Car/Dog Wash. The group was able to donate $1,000 to local organizations.
A $750 donation was given to Helping Idaho Dogs (http://www.helpingidahodogs.org). The Meridian-based nonprofit works 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. The donation will be used to help fund the group’s projects.
The remaining $250 will be donated to the school’s student club—Student Chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA). SCNAVTA gives students the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities which are beneficial to the community. Along with volunteering, the local club has also held benefits for community partners such as; Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP), the Meridian Humane Society, and Blazing Hope Youth Ranch in Nampa.
This is the second time Broadview University has held its Benefit Car/Dog Wash for local organizations. Last year, campus students, faculty, and staff awarded $1,300 to Warrior’s Promise Foundation. That donation went towards buying a service dog for a veteran in need.