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Just like you and your family, we are always on the go.

Check in regularly to see where you’ll find us with our t-shirts next. We might be spreading the word about how important early childhood is or taking our kids out into the world for learning opportunities.

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We are so grateful to have just received the Century Link Student Philanthropy Program Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation on behalf of the National Jr. Honor Society at Victory Middle School!

This $1,000 will go directly to ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures for Treasure Valley Children.

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There’s still time to get tickets to this weekend’s Treasure Valley Rollergirls home game! This Saturday, proceeds from the Roller Derby go to supporting Giraffe Laugh’s mission of ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

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TVRD Home Game 4

May 20, 2017, 5:00pm – May 20, 2017, 11:00pm

TVRD is celebrating our 2017 home season and we are inviting everyone to join us! The All-Stars and the Boise River Rollers will be both be taking the track on May 20th, so don’t miss the action.

Doors open at 5pm and the TVR All-Stars face off against Jet City Rollergirls at 6pm. Then the Boise River Rollers will take the track in their first match up against Air Raid Roller Girls at 7:30pm.

We have a special intermission performance featuring the Starbelly School of Dance, teaching Belly Dance-Raqs Sharqi & Raqs Beledi, Turkish, Egyptian, Tribal, Cabaret, Folkloric, Yoga for dancers, & Toltec Energy Dance for all ages. Visit for more information.

We are excited to announced that we will be partnering with Giraffe Laugh as our featured charity for Game 4 of our 2017 Home Season. A portion of our ticket sales will be donated to help support the great work this group does. Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit organization that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 200 Treasure Valley children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.

Tickets are $10 for pre-sale general admission or $15 at the door. Childrens tickets will also be available at the door for $5.
Tickets are available from your favorite derby girl, online at, or at the door.

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From Lori’s Laptop – May 2017

As a mother of three May is one of my favorite months. We don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day at my house but also my birthday and wedding anniversary. It’s one of the rare times that all eyes are on me; the daughter, the wife, the mom. We women tend to shift attention away from ourselves…

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From Lori’s Laptop – April 2017

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and I can’t think of a better way to start April than to announce that we are holding our very first Community Café. This Café is for parents and is the first in a series of guided conversations based on the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework. It involves leadership…

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From Lori’s Laptop, March 2017

March brings the promise of spring and the luck o’ the Irish to our doors. As they say, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.” With spring comes new growth and it reminds us how quickly time flies especially as we watch our little ones emerge with new growth every time we…

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From Lori’s Laptop, February 2017

Welcome to the month of LOVE. One thing I love about this month is that it also sports the Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 8th. We will be down there with our kids in their T-shirts who will be participating in BLOCK Fest. This day is dedicated to young children…

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From Lori’s Laptop, January 2017

The promise of a new year is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that we all love new beginnings. It could be the new beginning of finding out one is pregnant. It could be the new beginning of a newborn and the gifts they bring to the world. It could be the new…

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From Lori’s Laptop, December 2016

The kindness and generosity of strangers is abundant this season. Having our Festival of Tree’s Tree donated back, having anxious families be “adopted” by generous donors to make Christmas dreams come true, having hunger abated with an abundance of food donated and packaged by loving people, having a group of actors put on a play…

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From Lori’s Laptop, November 2016

We normally think of November as the month when winter begins to descend upon us and growth isn’t really on our minds as it is in spring. However, our Futures Begin Here Luncheon is focused this year on growing with a theme of “here we grow”. We see growth in our kids each day as…

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From Lori’s Laptop, October 2016

Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” This rings so true for our organization every fall as the events, traditions and wonderful holidays suddenly come to the forefront. We were so amazed at the response to Hyde Park Street Fair Children’s Area. A special thank you to all those that volunteered…

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From Lori’s Laptop, September 2016

The crisp air in the morning coupled with the leggy petunias waiting to be plucked back remind me that fall is only a few weeks away. As the change of season approaches we anticipate so much in the coming months. We have fabulous, fun, family activities that include fundraising for our children and programs at…

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From Lori’s Laptop, August 2016

The dog days of summer are upon us and while we’re embroiled in the heat of summer, our minds shift to this month one year ago when we opened a new center for 75 children, Giraffe Laugh 4. It was a tense time as we didn’t open on time and the Giraffe Laugh 4 kids…

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