Serve Idaho: AmeriCorps members and alums “Unite in Service” to Honor 9/11 Day in the Magic Valley


For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2023
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AmeriCorps and Serve Idaho Commission members and staff will come together in Jerome, Shoshone, Twin Falls and Gooding to participate in the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The two groups will lead the community and encourage participation in a month-long donation drive to benefit Project Succeed, which distributes school supplies to teachers in the Magic Valley.

Donations for Project Succeed can be dropped off at the following locations between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. between Sept. 8 – 30.

  • Prescott and Craig Insurance, 101 E Main St, Jerome, ID 83338
  • Bozzutto Furniture & Appliance, 213 S Rail St W, Shoshone, ID 83352
  • E Street Community Center, 1751 Elizabeth Blvd, Twin Falls, ID 83301

Donation Drive:

  • Colored pencils
  • Dry erase markers (black or multi-colored packs)
  • Elmer’s purple school glue sticks
  • 2 pocket folders
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Mesh zipper pencil pouch
  • Small plastic storage baskets
  • Mead spiral notebook – wide ruled paper

A service project at the Gooding County Historical Society Museum, located at 285 Euskadi Lane, is also planned for Monday, Sept. 11. The event will include a variety of projects from clean-up to research. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a pair of work gloves; everything else will be provided. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. – noon, noon – 2 p.m. or 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact the Gooding County Historical Society to sign up.

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities. In Idaho AmeriCorps, members commit to a year of service. Services include tutoring K-3 students in reading and environmental education; teaching science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM); after school youth programs; building and maintaining trails; and providing health education.

The events of 9/11 and the heroism of our first responders inspired thousands of young people to get involved and ultimately, led to the birth of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, founded by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with the support of the 9/11 community, AmeriCorps and bipartisan leaders in Congress.

Many voluntarily enlisted during wartime and knowingly risked their lives to protect our country, while others found their calling in national and civic service.

To learn more about 9/11 Day and ways to serve, visit:

In 2022, AmeriCorps committed more than $5.7 million to support Idaho communities through AmeriCorps initiatives. This federal investment leveraged more than $1.5 million in other resources to strengthen community impact, build local support and increase return on taxpayer dollars.


Serve Idaho is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor. The commission administers Idaho’s AmeriCorps programs. Serve Idaho is funded in part by the federal agency AmeriCorps and the Idaho Department of Labor.

More information about Serve Idaho and AmeriCorps service opportunities is at

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Senior volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term or one-time volunteers. Learn more at

AmeriCorps offers opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to be a part of the national service community, grow personally and professionally, and receive benefits for their service.

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Serve Idaho is supported by AmeriCorps. A total of $4,519,228, or 61%, of the program is financed with federal funds, and $2,893,430, or 39%, is funded by local support.