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Nominate a Local Hero

Community Pioneer LogoDo you know somebody in your community serving and helping others? Nominate them as a Community Pioneer! These individuals are people who work or volunteer at a Idaho non-profit organization within our field of membership.

From community nominated individuals, Pioneer will select one winner every month and award them $1,000 for the organization they represent. Each winner will also be highlighted on our website and social media in order to spread awareness for their organization's cause.

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September Winner: Ceil G. with East End Providers

older woman holding a large checkOur September Community Pioneer winner is Ceil G. with the East End Providers out of Kimberly, Idaho. Ceil moved here to be closer to family many years ago and has loved every minute of it. When she is not working, she enjoys giving back in any way possible to her community. This year she received a stupendous honor, a Key to the City, which is given to someone for the contributions they have made to the community.

East End Providers started in 1970 and Ceil has been involved since the beginning! The organization’s purpose is to help take care of people who need a little assistance in life. From providing food to clothing for kids or adults, East End Providers does it all. They help provide food boxes, holiday gifts for kids, clothing, blankets, toys, school supplies; whatever area of life an individual or family is struggling with, East End Providers steps in to help. They are funded purely through private donations and Toys for Tots, so its important they have the support of their community.

East End Providers is so grateful to receive the award as Community Pioneer and will use it to buy items they don’t typically get donations for, such as teen boys clothing. If you would like to get involved with their mission, their next fundraiser is a Spaghetti Feed Dinner on November 20th. This event is free to the community, and they are accepting donations in return.