Boise Kind is opening your home to new Boise residents. "A stranger invited me to dinner after sharing an experience on social media," shared Alex. "We both are originally from Hawaii. She used her last jar of fresh lilikoi from her mother's house in Hawaii. The food didn't merely fill my stomach, but my heart. She didn’t ask to help me by feeding me, but rather invited me into her home. Here there is aloha."Read More
Deanna shared this Boise Kind story of how we can show kindness in our everyday work. "We received amazing customer service at Boise State's passport office this morning. We were very early for our appointment, and the lady who helped us didn't make us wait. It was a small thing, but her helpful attitude made a big impact on our day. We left smiling and grateful to be part of Boise's community."Read More
Boise Kind is looking for opportunities to give to others. Tracy shared about a great day in Boise with her son. "My 7-year-old son and I were approaching the ticket office to buy our tickets for a BSU basketball game when a woman asked us if we would like to use her two tickets. I asked her how much she was asking and she said they were free to us and that they were really great seats - and they were! She could have let these tickets go unused but her act of kindness in finding two people who would appreciate them added to a great day for my son and me."Read More
Boise Kind is a collaborative initiative between the City of Boise, community members, business leaders and non-profits aimed at protecting and promoting our community’s core values and ensuring that Boise remains a kind and welcoming city.
It is aimed at:
At his 2018 State of the City address, Mayor David Bieter proposed the creation of Boise Kind, a community-wide initiative to define and spread the values that make Boise such a wonderful place to live. The Mayor’s proposal was made in response to a growing desire within our community to put aside differences and focus on preserving and fostering the core attributes that bond us together and make Boise such a livable city.