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Boise Airport Donation Stations Support Local Non-Profit Organizations
The Boise Airport has rolled out three donation stations within the security checkpoint giving passengers the option to donate their loose change to local nonprofits. Passengers have the choice of donating to Friends of Zoo Boise, Friends of the Boise Public Library and Neighbors in Need, a grant program for Boise’s most vulnerable residents.
“Often times when passengers divest their spare change in the security checkpoint, they fail to remove it from the bin with their other personal items,” said Rebecca Hupp, Boise Airport Director. “On average 4,800 passengers travel through the security checkpoint each day, if a fraction of them donate a few cents, it could add up quickly. A little, can do a lot.”
The airport plans to keep the selected non-profits in place for a least a year. At that point, the program will be evaluated.
Jim James, president of the board of The Friends of the Boise Public Library was enthused to hear the news. “We’re pleased that The Friends is one of the first nonprofits to benefit from the new kiosks,” he said. "Our all-volunteer organization puts every cent to work to improve the Library! experience. Getting The Friends' name out and bringing donations in helps us meet our aim of keeping the Library! an ever-better center of learning, recreation and information for all. This is a way everyone can pitch in. Thank you, Boise Airport!"
More information about the following organizations can be found on the airport’s website.
About the City of Boise:
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About the Boise Airport:
As the largest airport in Idaho, the Boise Airport provides a gateway to the entire Treasure Valley. Over three million passengers travel through the Boise Airport each year, with access to six airlines and 21 nonstop destinations. Visit iflyboise.com to learn more.