2015
A Year to be proud of.  
  The Community Builder has completed an outstanding year as we are dedicated to our mission of providing support and resources to dis-advantaged and financially-distressed individuals and families in order to help them become more self-sufficient.  We couldn’t be more proud of the amazing generosity of our dedicated all-volunteer staff, community partners, sponsors, donors and especially the overwhelming support we have received from all the individuals and families in our community. There is both promise and much work to be done, and we are eager to continue our efforts to elevate what we can accomplish together.
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Togeher We Are Changing Lives
  
Many Thanks to all of you for believing in us and helping make The Community Builder the best it can be.  With all the input from the community and those we work with, we can continue providing important and necessary support services across the Treasure Valley.  We greatly appreciate all of you and your continuing support in our mission to make our community a place where everyone is welcome.
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2100+
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Individuals

Items Distibuted 

Families

 Received Support Services 

Community Cares Program

Furnishing Hope

​​2015 Highlights


January

The Community Resource Center opens.  With grants from our newly formed partnerships, Mobile Beacon, TechSoup, Inter Connection, and donations from the community. The Resource Center provides support services, internet accessible computers, work readiness, basic computer skills digital and financial literacy certificate courses.   
The Community Builder partners  with EveryoneON and now offers low cost internet service and computers to low income populations.  
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Computer
& Internet Access

6552

Hours of Use

  1. "Because We Care"
    "Because We Care"
    Be apart of someones story - Show your support to help unaccompanied youth and unsheltered homeless overcome the challenges faced
February  

Approved official sponsoring site, a first in Idaho to offer Northstar basic computer skills certificate program.   Job-seeking adults will have the chance to earn Northstar certification and earn the necessary technical proficiencies that many employers look for. 


Resource Center

Support Service

2100

Individuals 

The Community Builder is a team of all volunteers dedicated to making 
our community a 
better place to 
live - one hour
at a time!

March

The Community Builder is proud to be an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is a way to thank and honor service-minded Americans.

 Senior Community
Service Employment

882

Training Hours

 
Partnership with Experience Works and a host agency for The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a federal program authorized under the Older Americans Act.  The goal of this program is to provide subsidized training opportunities to low income individuals age 55+ and assist them with securing permanent, unsubsidized employment.
  

Volunteer​

10921

Hours 

April

TCB launches its Community Cares Program which includes Giving Homeless Hope – an all year round program that aims to provide unsheltered homeless with care packages filled with most requested everyday items.  Furnishing Hope – helps to assist people transitioning out of homeless by providing household items to meet basic needs.  Clothing Vouchers – Provides agencies clothing and shoe vouchers for their clients.  

Hope for The Holidays “A Time for Teens” – Collects new unwrapped gifts and gift cards during October, November, December each year to brighten the holiday season for unaccompanied and less fortunate teens.   53 Teens

Community
​Service

572.2

 Hours Worked

May
  
May 2015 – We are excited to be a part of Idaho Gives. Every year on one amazing day, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It's a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. 

Vertical Response marketing grant awarded
  
June  

 Helping Hands grant awarded from Harris & Co., PLLC for accounting and tax preparation services. 
  
  
After launching our Community Cares Clothing Voucher program.  Five partnering agencies will be distributing vouchers to low income individuals and families.  Nampa School District, Nampa Housing Authority, Nampa Familiy Justice Center
  
July

The Community Builder Nominated for Annual Nonprofit Center Excellence Award.  The Idaho Nonprofit Center represents the interests of the 5,500 charitable nonprofits in Idaho and135 total organizations were nominated across the state.  The Community Builder is honored to be one of them.
  
September 

$120,000 Google nonprofits grant awarded.    
  
October 

TCB receives service appreciation award from Special Olympics and Department of Corrections.  
TCB Communnity Cares partners with 10 local businesses for 2nd Annual Hope for the Holidays, A Time for Teens 
 
Second Chance Buildering Materials, Nampa & Boise  
Les Schwab, Caldwell & Nampa locations

Mail Room N More
Cup of Joe To Go 
VaperTec

The Very Essense
The Dewey Restaraunt
Wiskey River
  
November

William Sonoma and Pottery Barn donate $35,000 to Community Cares Program 
  
December

Walmart Foundation grant awarded for Community Cares Program, Giving Homeless to provide backpack care kits to unsheltered homeless  and unaccompanied youth. 
  
  
$50,000 received from Bed, Bath & Beyond for Community Cares program


2016 Highlights

  
January 2016 
  • Desert Industries Community Grant Awarded
  • $10,000 donation received to fund community cares progam.  
  • Participated in the Point and Time Count

February 2016
  • New printer and toner cartridges recycling progam to raise funds and reduce landfill waste.  
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March 2016 
  • PowerPoint and Information Literacy added to our Northstar program. 
  • Walmart Foundation Community Grant Awarded

April 2016
  • As a  host agency for SCSEP  2 individuals participated in program for job training to further advance their skills. 
  • Participated in the information fair with more than 75 other nonprofits to help make the community aware of services that are out there to help. 
  • Supporting homeless Vets across Canyon County- Participated in Stand down to bring awareness to homeless vets.
  • Participated in housing forum to bring awareness about homelessness  to organizations in our community. 

May 2016
  • Hosted a Wednesday Night Dinner for Homeless and low income individuals and families.
  • Benevolent partnership - added platform that lets anyone make microdonations to help low-income individuals overcome one-time economic hurdles.  Needs funded  included: beds,  work uniforms, transportation , security deposits, and healthcare,

June 2016
  • Windows 10, Microsoft Word and Excel 2013 aassessments added  to North Star Basic Computer Skills Certificate Program.   Partnership with ISCC Release Program to help offenders reintegrate seamlessly and successfully back into our community by giving them the knowledge of our resource center.
  • Attended the Graduation for Idaho Youth Challenge to support unaccompanied youth who struggle with homelessness – Congratulations to Tenae Pentrowski we are so proud of her

July 2016 
  • Once again The Community Builder is honored to be included as one of the 100 organizations nominated for Idaho's Nonprofit Excellence Award. 

  • Launched "Because We Care" Homeless Awareness Campaign. 
  • $120,000 Google grant awarded

August 2016  
  • Health Fair at Lakeview Park Committee – supporting the residents of North Nampa. 

September 2016
  • Compassion Caldwell – supporting the residents of Caldwell.  
  • Information Fair – Providing resources to ex-offenders and organizations across the Treasure Valley

October 2016 
  • Partnership with Pcs for People providing low cost internet and computers to low income families
November 2016
  • Four retail partners contribute more than $120,000 to Community Cares Progam  
  • Share the Day Nampa – supporting low income families across Canyon County

December 2016
  •  With our Time for Teens being such a great success,  This is our 3rd Annual Event to provide Christmas to teens 13 – 18 that would otherwise not received anything.  This year at our annual event with the help of so many community partners we were able to provide a dinner and serve over 175 meals along with providing Christmas to over 175 teens and  their siblings.  Avenues of Hope
  • $10,242 raised in Avenue of Hope Housing Challenge