Assistance League of Boise’s Newest Philanthropy

When Ada County youth in the foster care system “age out” at 18, their living situation can change drastically and force them to live independently.  Assistance League of Boise volunteers purchase supplies and assemble kits with basic household items, nonperishable food, and a handmade quilt sewn with TLC by our members.  The Department of Health and Welfare distributes the kits.

Contents

Each “kit” contains:

  • Bedroom:  sleeping bag, handmade quilt
  • Kitchen:  dish mat, knife set, cutting board, microwave safe bowl, measuring cup, bakeware, pot holders
  • Bathroom:  shower curtain and hooks
  • Laundry:  basket, hangers, detergent
  • Cleaning supplies:  paper towels, dish soap, trash can, trash bags, toilet brush, cleanser, sponges, mop, broom, dustpan
  • Food:  salt, pepper, sugar, Ramen noodles, mac&cheese, dried soup, tuna, chicken, tuna helper, chicken helper, cereal bars, oatmeal, dehydrated potatoes, beef stew, peanut butter, jelly, hot chocolate, popcorn, brownie mix, crackers
  • Other:  large duffel bag, first aid kit, deodorant, scissors

Last year, 18 youth received supplies provided by Empowering Youth.