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Anonymous donor vows to match each dollar raised for 7Cares Idaho Shares 2021 fundraiser

Thanks to a local resident, every dollar you give to help fight homelessness and hunger will double.

BOISE, Idaho — A local philanthropist has come forward with a stunning pledge to help those in need around Idaho.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, will match each dollar raised through 7Cares Idaho Shares. That means your $1 donation turns into $2, $10 becomes $20 and $100 becomes $200 to go toward seven Idaho charities providing a safety net for people around the state. Learn more about 7Cares or see our complete coverage here.

You can donate online or by texting 7Cares to (208) 321-5614.

7Cares Idaho Shares will have a one-day in-person event this year on Saturday, Dec. 11, but is also accepting donations online now through Dec. 11. 

The generous donor also matched funds in 2020, donating around $350,000 in matched donations.

This year's recipients of the funds raised are local non-profits fighting homelessness and food insecurity in Idaho. 

Every donation provides nutritious food to children, seniors, veterans, and families throughout Idaho, as well as housing and heating assistance.

As the temperature drops, the need for food, shelter and aid grows. The goal is to fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers of these nonprofits for winter.

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The charities include the Idaho Foodbank, Salvation Army branches in Nampa, Caldwell, Boise and Twin Falls, the Lighthouse Rescue Mission of Nampa, City Light Home for Women & Children, River of Life Homeless Shelter and Valley Women and Children’s Shelter of Nampa. See the full list here. 

To donate or to learn more about how you can help, click here.

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