Baskets of appreciation
To honor the healthcare workers who are working exhaustively and putting their lives on the line to give medical care to those suffering from Covid-19, Protect Idaho Kids Foundation (PIK) will once again sponsor a Baskets of Gratitude program. Here is how it will work.On Sunday December 12, and Monday, Decmber 13, 2021, people will drop off Baskets of Gratitude at the parking lot of the Boise Train Depot.
The baskets will be filled with crackers, candy, fruits and other treats, and cards or messages of thanks to the healthcare workers. All items will be wrapped except for the fruit. Protect Idaho Kids Foundation volunteers will receive the baskets from 2pm – 6pm each day and store them in a truck provided by DeMeyer Furniture. Last year Star Wars Legionnaires helped in the presentation and will do so again this year.
To acknowledge their efforts, on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, Protect Idaho Kids volunteers will deliver the baskets to St. Luke’s, St. Alphonsus, the Veterans’, and Elk’s hospitals along with giant 24 X 36 inch appreciation cards that will hopefully include messages provided by the Mayor and the Governor.
Local media will be asked to promote the program to the public and solicit baskets donations of treats and thank you messages. Various companies will also be solicited to donate items. With enough response from the public and company donations we can offer tasty food items to all those who are doing such a remarkable job serving others. The healthcare workers be able to enjoy the treats over the holidays at the hospitals or take them home to share with their families.
More than delivering food, the main purpose of the project will be to deliver a message of appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff that are doing such a phenomenal job fighting the pandemic.
With the continued presence of Covid-19 we will take the temperature of everyone volunteering to help with the program, ask all participants to wear masks, and adhere to social distancing with 6 feet of separation.
The program has been approved by Central Health.