Give the gift of generosity and allow the recipient to choose a Blaine County nonprofit to support.
A great gift for the children or grandchildren in your life.

Our Mission

Wow-Students connects Blaine County nonprofits, teachers, and students to create unique generosity experiences for all K-12 classrooms. When individuals recognize that their generosity makes a difference, a stronger, more vibrant community will emerge.

What We Do

We partner with over 40 nonprofits to create generosity experiences for all classrooms in the Wood River Valley. These projects must impact the quality of life in Blaine County and have a demonstrable outcome during the school year. Last year the nonprofits presented over 50 projects to the students. As a result, students participated in over 8,000 hours of community service and were able to contribute $52,000 to support nonprofit’s throughout the valley.

Wow-students’ projects were included in the classrooms of the Blaine County School District, Syringa Mountain School, Community School, Pioneer Montessori School, and Sage School.

In Just Four Years . . .

Our Organization has:

• partnered with 42 nonprofits serving Blaine County.
• engaged over 50% of Blaine County’s 4,000 students in generosity experiences each year.
• engaged over 8,100 students in generosity experiences to date.
• worked with students and teachers in all 12 public and private schools in the County.

Our Students have:

TIME – invested over 30,000 hours in community service.
TALENT – participated in 243 generosity projects sponsored by our nonprofits.
TREASURE – directed over $210,000 in gifts to our local nonprofits.
VOICE – provided a unique perspective to further each nonprofit’s mission.

What’s New for 2016-2017

Elizabeth Herrick

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Herrick, who formerly served as a Wow-Students Board member, has joined our generosity task force as an employee. Elizabeth will focus much of her work on Wow’s fundraising efforts, and will work alongside Louise as a liaison between the school’s and nonprofits. Elizabeth brings with her over a decade of experience in education and a passion for making the next generation the most compassionate and generous yet.

Deadlines

How will your students be generous this year? 2016-2017 Wow Projects are posted on the website and it is time for teachers and students to select one. Please review our online catalogue and let Wow know what project you would like to do No later than October 11th, 2016

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Wow Students shared Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley's photo.

Congratulations to Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley!
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After the final count the numbers are in - 629 animals found their new forever homes in 2016! Thank you to everyone who has donated, volunteered, and spread the word to help get these pets adopted - y...

Congratulations to Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley!

WOW students helped make Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. Winter Family Retreat special. They created hand-made ornaments for each family, provided holiday wreaths, made gingerbread cookies and were prepared to head to camp and decorate all the cabins. Sadly they had to cancel camp due to weather conditions, but all of the items made it down to Boise and were handed out to the families when they gathered for a big party on Saturday. "The WOW students are wonderful examples of learning to give back at a young age and make our Idaho community a better place." Thank you to all! ... See MoreSee Less

WOW students helped make Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. Winter Family Retreat special. They created hand-made ornaments for each family, provided holiday wreaths, made gingerbread cookies and were prepared to head to camp and decorate all the cabins. Sadly they had to cancel camp due to weather conditions, but all of the items made it down to Boise and were handed out to the families when they gathered for a big party on Saturday. The WOW students are wonderful examples of learning to give back at a young age and make our Idaho community a better place. Thank you to all!

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Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc.Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. thanks these generous Wow Students for helping make the holidays happy for the children of Idaho diagnosed with cancer and their families.

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Sage School students spent the afternoon at The Connection yesterday interviewing seniors about their lives and recording their stories on StoryCorps.
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Sage School students spent the afternoon at The Connection yesterday interviewing seniors about their lives and recording their stories on StoryCorps.

Blaine County School District #61 Wood River Middle School 6th grade students organized a book drive for the Holiday Baskets. 951 students have participated in this tradition over the past 4 years. They have contributed $26,259 and almost 2,000 books to the Holiday Baskets organized by the Sawtooth Board of Realtors. The students augmented the donation of $25 per student from WOW Students with almost $3,000 they raised by selling "hat licenses" during Hat Day at WRMS. The students wrote a personal note and Christmas card and inserted them in the books for the Holiday Baskets. WOW! ... See MoreSee Less

Blaine County School District #61 Wood River Middle School 6th grade students organized a book drive for the Holiday Baskets.  951 students have participated in this tradition over the past 4 years. They have contributed $26,259 and almost 2,000 books to the Holiday Baskets organized by the Sawtooth Board of Realtors. The students augmented the donation of $25 per student from WOW Students with almost $3,000 they raised by selling hat licenses during Hat Day at WRMS. The students wrote a personal note and Christmas card and inserted them in the books for the Holiday Baskets. WOW!

Wow Students shared Sun Valley Board of REALTORS's photo.

Wow Students! Thank you to Sun Valley Board of REALTORS for your efforts year after year!
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Wow Students Organization - a BIG thank you for the $6,375 check to Holiday Baskets! You have 'wow-ed' us away with your generosity year after year. We are proud of each and every one of you. Keep up ...

Wow Students! Thank you to Sun Valley Board of REALTORS for your efforts year after year!

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Sun Valley Board of REALTORSThank you for such an amazing contribution!

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Kindergarten Through 8th Grade

If you are interested in working with a partner who is not listed, please contact us.

9th Grade Through 12th Grade

We are working to transition to a student-driven, grant based program to launch throughout Blaine County.
Students who want to impact the community and are passionate about generosity projects should contact us to learn more, contact us.
Teachers interested in a current project or with an idea for a project should contact us.