On May 5, 2016, donors from all over the world donated to their favorite Idaho nonprofits from 12:00am to 11:59pm MDT. This event, called Idaho Gives, was put on by the Idaho Nonprofit Center. They brought nonprofits, supporters and fans together for a 24-hour online giving blitz. One of the nonprofits involved was the Grapevine, a historic recovery and support center located near Boise’s downtown since 1952. The Grapevine is partnering with the City of Boise to repair and restore, in historic fashion, Fire Station No. 2. which has a history of helping since 1911, when it was built to house a chemical wagon drawn by two horses, a crew of four, and Captain Fred Lindsey.
I was lucky enough to contribute to the Grapevine by painting a watercolor of The Grapevine Boise’s Historic Recovery Support Center. I am very grateful to have been chosen to provide an image that will hang in the halls of the center, as a reminder of the possibilities it provides and what a fantastic place it is.
On May 5, 2016, the Grapevine raised $2K during Idaho Gives! This money will allow the center to repair, renovate, and restore the interior and exterior it’s historic walls. It will also allow the fire station double doors to be repaired and opened – a highly anticipated feat that the Grapevine visitors have been waiting for!
Check out the video to learn more about the Grapevine!