Stories of Making a Difference

Futures Begin Here

Published December 2017

In November over 220 guests came together at the Riverside Hotel to support Giraffe Laugh children. During our annual Futures Begin Here event, Giraffe Laugh children shared their career goals. Some already achieved their career goals like Shelby, a Brown and Caldwell engineer, and Nicole, a yoga teacher. This year’s theme from Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” really struck a chord with the audience. Giraffe Laugh’s capacity to educate and nurture Boise children is because you care a whole awful lot!


Paulette Walker and her quilts

Cozy Kids

Published October 2017

Paulette Walker has been making beautiful quilts for over 40 years. For the past two years, she has made over 70 quilts for Giraffe Laugh children. “It just does my heart good to find new fabrics and use existing ones,” says Paulette. She adds a lot of detail with the most delicate stitches and considers every fabric color and sizes. Giraffe Laugh children love to snuggle up and take naps with her quilts. Paulette is even gracious enough to hand deliver them from her home in Duvall, WA to Giraffe Laugh offices. Thank you, Paulette, for your talent and generosity. You are making a difference in our children’s lives.