Giraffe Laugh

Giraffe Laugh provides early childhood education and nurturing by ensuring school readiness, empower Giraffe Laugh Centers

1) 1191 Grand Ave., Boise, ID 83702.

Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit organization that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 200 Treasure Valley children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. Currently, we have four child care centers in the Boise area serving children from 6 weeks old to third grade. Although we are serving hundreds of kids and their families ever

Operating as usual

12/28/2022

Help Giraffe Laugh win additional prizes towards our Housing Challenge Campaign! Donate here: https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Surprize! Today is Wednesday Friend-sy:

Two random winners will be drawn every half hour for prizes of $100 each to the organization they support. Prizes will be awarded from online gifts received on Wednesday, Dec. 28 between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (MST). Drawings will be done about every 30 minutes.

Only online gifts of $25 or more from unique donors will be eligible - so if you've already donated, please encourage a friend to give. Only one prize will be awarded per organization unless at least 16 organizations don’t qualify.

Donate here: avenuesforhope.org

12/27/2022
Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from Giraffe Laugh! Here are a few photos from when Santa Claus visited our centers on Tuesday. πŸŽ…

A huge thank you goes out to Mike Sharp for being our Santa this year! He did a phenomenal job interacting with the children. ❀

12/23/2022

We'd like to give a shout-out to Intermountain Gas Company and their parent company, MDU Resources Group, Inc., for their $5,000 gift! Supporting Giraffe Laugh means supporting the lives of local children. Thank you to Mark Chiles, MDU VP Regulatory Affairs & Customer Service, and Dan Willis, MDU Director of Customer Experience, for presenting this check to us last week!

12/22/2022

We were able to win the Avenues for Hope Thousand Dollar Thursday prize thanks to a $1,000 donation from one of our amazing supporters! Thanks to Zions Bank for matching this gift!

Giraffe Laugh - Stoltz Marketing Group 12/22/2022

Giraffe Laugh - Stoltz Marketing Group

Partnering with Stoltz has been an amazing experience! Their team worked hard to create valuable marketing assets that will help us promote our mission and reach our goals. We are so thankful for their dedication to helping local nonprofits. β€πŸ¦’

Check out the link in their post!

Giraffe Laugh - Stoltz Marketing Group One of the most rewarding aspects of working in marketing is propping up our community. Our 100 Hours program takes a direct approach to making a positive impact on local nonprofits β€” and in 2022, we even added 25 extra hours to the total in celebration of Stoltz’ 25th anniversary.Β  This time a...

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 12/22/2022

With help from our amazing volunteers, we assembled and delivered 41 holiday food baskets! Thank you to everyone who donated food, money, and their time to support local families ❀️❀️

12/19/2022

The real success of Avenues for Hope will not be how much money we raise but the tremendous impact those dollars will have when nonprofits across Idaho put them to work! Giraffe Laugh will use donations to ensure school readiness, empower families, and build strong futures for Treasure Valley children. Join the giving before December 31st at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers. β€πŸ¦’

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 12/14/2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022

We still need quite a bit of food to be able to fill our holiday baskets for local families! Please sign up if you can help! ❀️❀️❀️

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 Nobody should go hungry for the holidays, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Christmas dinner for our families who may be enduring financial hardships, along with ingredients for a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout the holiday break. Please sign up to donate as much as you...

12/13/2022

Great news...!

Between our Board of Directors and friends of Giraffe Laugh, we received 15 donations before 5 PM yesterday to qualify us for the Early Bird prize of an additional $500 towards our Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge campaign!

We were also lucky enough to be the first Random Daily Drawing Winner on 12/12 thanks to our first gift from Connie Brown Olson. This prize is an additional $100 towards our campaign!

Home Partnership Foundation is generously matching each donation that Giraffe Laugh gets during Avenues for Hope. Double your impact by donating today: https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Timeline photos 12/12/2022

When the school districts are closed, so is Giraffe Laugh. Please drive carefully today and stay safe with your family. We are sorry for this inconvenience. We plan to resume tomorrow if schools are open.

Numerous school districts and charter schools in the Treasure Valley and elsewhere in southwest Idaho have announced closures or delays today due to the snow and road conditions. Updates here: ktvb.com/closings

12/09/2022

Wahoo!! Keep an eye out for our video feature during the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge (December 12-31)! 🀩

21 organizations are off to a hot start in this year's Avenues for Hope campaign! Participating nonprofits were invited to submit a video highlighting their organizations, and those who did won a $100 prize! We'll be sharing their "Elevator Pitches" throughout the campaign.

Great job to these orgs:

Advocates Against Family Violence
Aid For Friends Inc. 1984
Astegos.org
Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
Bridges
Corpus Christi House
Family Promise of North Idaho
Family Promise of the Palouse
Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho
Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho
Giraffe Laugh
Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation
Idaho Youth Ranch
The International Rescue Committee in Boise
Jesse Tree
NeighborWorks Pocatello
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Trinity New Hope Inc.
Valley Mission

Check out our prize page to see how you can help your favorite organization win more money during the campaign! https://www.avenuesforhope.org/prizes

Let's have a great campaign, Idaho!

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 12/06/2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 Nobody should go hungry for the holidays, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Christmas dinner for our families who may be enduring financial hardships, along with ingredients for a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout the holiday break. Please sign up to donate as much as you...

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 12/03/2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 Nobody should go hungry for the holidays, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Christmas dinner for our families who may be enduring financial hardships, along with ingredients for a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout the holiday break. Please sign up to donate as much as you...

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 12/02/2022

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022

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Nobody should go hungry for the holidays, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Christmas dinner for our families who may be enduring financial hardships, along with groceries for a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout the holiday break. ❀

If you sign up to donate an item or items, please drop off at our administrative office (4094 W Chinden Blvd. Suite 100, Garden City, ID 83714) by Friday, December 16. We are open for drop-off's Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off in the toy box located near our door at any time. 🀩

To arrange a different drop-off the, send us a message!

Giraffe Laugh Holiday Food Baskets 2022 Nobody should go hungry for the holidays, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Christmas dinner for our families who may be enduring financial hardships, along with ingredients for a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout the holiday break. Please sign up to donate as much as you...

11/30/2022

Together we gave! Thank you to all who celebrated and yesterday! πŸš€πŸ”₯πŸ“ˆβ€

11/30/2022

As winds down, keep Giraffe Laugh on your mind. We strive for equal access to quality early childhood education for ALL children. ❀️πŸ”₯πŸ“ˆ

GivingTuesday The Giving Block

11/29/2022

People are motivated to give in response to their community's needs for causes they care about. We encourage YOU to care about Giraffe Laugh on : https://www.giraffelaugh.org/donate/. πŸš€β€οΈ

GivingTuesday The Giving Block

11/29/2022

Happy & ! Supporting Giraffe Laugh means supporting school readiness, local families, and strong futures. Donate here: https://www.giraffelaugh.org/donate/ πŸš€πŸš€β€οΈπŸ“ˆ

GivingTuesday

11/29/2022

Tomorrow is & ! Give, collaborate, & celebrate generosity. πŸš€β€οΈπŸ“ˆπŸ¦’

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Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 11/24/2022

Wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! πŸ§‘πŸ¦ƒ

Check out our amazing volunteers that assembled and delivered Thanksgiving Food Baskets to our centers on Monday! Today we are extra thankful for all of our volunteers and supporters that make many of our projects possible. What are you thankful for today? 🀩🀩

11/23/2022

One week until ! Come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what you have with those in need. πŸš€β€οΈπŸ”₯

GivingTuesday The Giving Block

11/18/2022
Giraffe Laugh Thanksgiving Food Baskets 2022 11/16/2022

Giraffe Laugh Thanksgiving Food Baskets 2022

We have decided to extend the drop-off deadline for our Thanksgiving Food Basket items to Monday, November 21 at 12:00 PM to give everyone a bit more time to shop over the weekend! We still have plenty of slots to fill, so sign up to help bring holiday meals to families in need here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-thanksgiving.

Some items that we need the most sign-ups for are polish sausage, cheddar cheese, fresh fruit, boxed hash browns, jelly/jam, and holiday desserts.

REMINDER: Our drop-off hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Giraffe Laugh Thanksgiving Food Baskets 2022 Everyone should enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner, wouldn't you agree? In order to make the holidays for Giraffe Laugh families, who may be enduring financial hardships, a little easier, help us provide a full Thanksgiving meal for them, along with a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout their ho...

11/15/2022

We’re grateful to the four Albertsons locations and their generous customers who donated to the Nourishing Neighbors fundraising campaign in September. As their charity partner, we received a $22,823 grant that will help feed local families in the Treasure Valley.

11/14/2022

THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to donate food items for our Thanksgiving baskets. We still have plenty of open slots for anyone who can help out. Be sure to share with your friends and family to help up bring Thanksgiving to families in need. 🧑🧑🧑

It's time for our annual THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS! πŸ¦ƒ

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EAEA92A1-thanksgiving

Everyone should enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Thanksgiving meal, along with a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout their holiday break, to families in need.

Please share this post to help us get the word out! :D

If you sign up to donate an item(s) please bring them to our Administration Office (4094 W Chinden Blvd. Suite 100, Garden City, ID 83714) by Tuesday, November 15, Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off any time in the toy box located next to our door.



To arrange a different drop-off time, send us a message!

11/14/2022

We are honored to have been chosen as one of FOUR nonprofit organizations to participate in the Boise First UCC 2022 Alternative Gift Market! This is an open-to-the-public event that is letting people give a monetary gift on behalf of someone else. 🧑

So... rather than gifting your Aunt Jane yet another snow globe this holiday season πŸ˜‰, give her a gift of sentiment in the form of a donation made in her name to one or more of the participating organizations.

Join us on Sunday, November 20th at the Boise First United Church of Christ, 22001 Woodlawn Ave. Boise, ID 83702 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Various soups and breads will be served! 🍽

Reach out to [email protected] for more information or with questions. πŸ¦’

11/12/2022

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We are putting together 45 Thanksgiving food baskets for families and we need your help! Please click the link below and sign up to help keep tummies full this Thanksgiving holiday. Delivery instructions are in the sign up description. We are thankful for all of you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-thanksgiving

11/10/2022

It's time for our annual THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS! πŸ¦ƒ

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EAEA92A1-thanksgiving

Everyone should enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner, wouldn't you agree? Help Giraffe Laugh provide a full Thanksgiving meal, along with a couple of extra meals to enjoy throughout their holiday break, to families in need.

Please share this post to help us get the word out! :D

If you sign up to donate an item(s) please bring them to our Administration Office (4094 W Chinden Blvd. Suite 100, Garden City, ID 83714) by Tuesday, November 15, Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off any time in the toy box located next to our door.



To arrange a different drop-off time, send us a message!

11/10/2022

Reminder! If Boise schools close due to bad roads so do we! Drive carefully and watch the news for potential closures or late openings due to wet and frozen road conditions. 🧊

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 11/08/2022

Our Futures Begin Here Luncheon was a huge success! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each of our guests for coming to learn about and support Giraffe Laugh. Those in attendance, in-person and virtually, got to listen to impactful stories from individuals that were helped by Giraffe Laugh. We smiled, we laughed, and we shed a few tears in the company of many who care deeply for our organization.

Shoutout and thank you to our amazing sponsors: Boise Cascade, Deloitte, Eagle Life, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - North Boise, Hawley Troxell, Idaho Central Credit Union, Norco, and Stoltz Marketing Group.

Shoutout and thank you to our wonderful volunteers: six National Charity League members, Dorothy Hardee, Connie Brown Olson, Jane Kuechle, Wendy Carver-Herbert, and Kim Sanchez.

Shoutout and thank you to the Riverside Hotel for hosting us in their beautiuful ballroom and serving a delicious lunch.

If you didn't get a chance to join us live for the luncheon, you can watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNxgUWL_JJ8&t=1s

Our Story

Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit organization that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 200 Treasure Valley children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. Currently, we have four child care centers in the Boise area serving children from 6 weeks old to third grade. Although we are serving hundreds of kids and their families every day, we have over 550 kids on our waiting list. Our vision is that someday every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early childhood education, so they are eager and prepared for Kindergarten, giving them a brighter future.

Giraffe Laugh Centers
1. 901 Resseguie St., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm year round
2. 1191 Grand Ave., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm year round
3. 1617 N. 24th St., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm August - June
4. 3641 N. Market Ln., Boise, ID 83713. Open from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our seventh value is TEAMWORK! This is being committed to our staff, parents, and board working together in the best int...
Our sixth value is CARING! This is modeling patience and empathy for children and adults in a nurturing environment. #Gi...
Our fifth value is EDUCATION! This is cultivating a love of learning in our children, staff, and parents. #GiraffeLaugh ...
Our fourth value is PRIDE! This is instilling pride in our diversity. #GiraffeLaugh #EnsuringSchoolReadiness #Empowering...
Our third value is STABILITY! This is maintaining a consistent environment for all families. #GiraffeLaugh #EnsuringScho...
Our second value is EXCELLENCE! This is being dedicated to the mission and values of Giraffe Laugh. #GiraffeLaugh #Ensur...
Our first value is RESPONSIBILITY! This is modeling accountability to our children, staff, parents, board, and self. #Gi...
Our 2021 Annual Report is here! The past few years have challenged us and excited us in many ways and 2021 is no differe...
Wow, what a wonderful #IdahoGives week we had. ❀️ Thank you to each and every one of you who donated to our campaign thi...
This morning we joined our friends from the Idaho Nonprofits Center at Guru Donuts to kick off the final day of #IdahoGi...
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and i...

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4094 W Chinden Boulevard Suite 100
Boise, ID
83714

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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