United Way Flips Flapjacks in Boise Centre Plaza

Although the Chamber office doors open promptly at 8:00 a.m. every day, our offices were mostly empty this morning. In fact, most of our staff (like Erin Cave and Carrie Westergard shown here with Leadership Boise Alumni Amanda Watson, Nicole Irwin, and Brooke Green) didn't trickle in until a little past nine o'clock- because they wanted to eat pancakes.

United Way of Treasure Valley hosted their annual Flapjack Feed this morning in the Boise Centre plaza and attendees were treated to a lavish spread that didn't only consist of pancakes but a large fresh fruit stand courtesy of Albertsons, red-skinned potatoes from J.R. Simplot Co., eggs, baked apples, coffee, tea, juice, and more. This community breakfast was ticketed at a suggested donation of $5, which guaranteed its patrons a hearty meal and a chance to win various raffle prizes (some of which were two round-trip airfare tickets from Alaska Airlines and a Bogus Basin 2014-15 season pass). 

United Way puts on this decadent pancake breakfast every year to kick off their annual fundraising campaign and answer Boise Valley community members' questions about their organization and how it's changing the odd in health, education, and financial independence. To learn more about United Way or make a tax-deductible donation, visit their website at http://www.unitedwaytv.org/