The second to last stop on the club tour was Boise, ID! A big thank you to all of the fans who came out to support Kid Rock and the tour! The following local charities/foundations were recipients of support. Please check out the websites for contact information!
Make – A – Wish Foundation Idaho
Make a Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-a-Wish in Boise and helped grant the wishes of four special children.
Brett Bittinger is a 17-year-old boy battling leukemia. His wish is to be an actor. Make-A-Wish is looking for a TV/Film acting opportunity and funds will pay for his travel to shoot. Myra is a 4-year-old child who is battling maugnant histiocytosis, a life threatening medical condition. Myra's wish is to meet a princess in Disney World. The funds will be used for her family's airfare, to stay at the Give Kids the World resort, special princess party, and passes to the park. Bailey is a brave three-year-old battling leukemia whose wish is to go to Disney World. She will share her wish with her 5-year-old sister and her Mom and Dad. Hailey is a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy and seizure disorder. Her wish is to have a backyard play system so she can play outside with her two brothers and sister. Hailey loves being outside and loves all animals.
Keep Kids Warm
Keep Kids Warm helps Treasure Valley families make it through tough times and cold winter months because no child should be cold at Christmas. In 1996 the KIZN morning show (Mark Rivers and Rich Sommers) had been giving away cash with a "Song of the Day' contest the previous few weeks. The contest had come to an end but listeners were still calling about it. When they explained on air that the contest was over the studio phone rang and there was a young girl named Christina, asking "If I can't win money, can I win some heating oil for my family...our house is cold and we just want to be warm for Christmas..." Mark and Rich and listeners were floored and donations started to come in. By the end of the morning, an account had been set up and Keep Kids Warm was born. Over $17,000 was raised that year which helped Christina and other families around the Treasure Valley area.
The Idaho Food Bank
The Idaho Food Bank provides food, information and support services to hungry people. Their ultimate goal is for hunger to cease to exist in the state of Idaho. Specifically, the CARE funds will be used for the Backpack Program that provides hungry children meals over the weekend when they don't have access to free and reduced meals at school. $229.40 will provide one child with a backpack that contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 snacks, milk & juice every weekend for the entire year.