Nampa Rotarians gathered at Hope House last Tuesday night to see a recently completed playground, eat with students and tour the facility.  Rotarians also made a donation of $5,000 for a future youth-oriented project. The donation comes from Rotary's annual Golf for Hope event that was held earlier this year.

A year ago, the home for unwanted children received a $10,000 donation from the Nampa Rotary Club (raised in 2014 and 2015) to help with the construction of a new playground named "Peaceful Point." Total cost of the playground was $22,000 and several contributions above and beyond Rotary's donation provided the funds to build the wheelchair accessible playground. Hope House supports 67 students with 42 students living on campus. Hope House founder DonnaLee Velvick said the playground is a place for kids to find tranquility and relax, a place to sit, reflect, to play ... a place to have an opportunity to have a private moment in a loud kid environment.

"Thank you for your vision in allowing us to function allow us to make this happen," Velvick said. "We are so grateful to Rotary and many others that supported us....we are just so grateful." #100ActsofGood