2015 Office Make Over Winners | Allied Business Solutions

2015 Allied Business Solutions
Office Make Over Winner

Allied Business Solutions is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2015 Office Make Over. The Allied Business Solutions “Office Make Over” is part of our corporate ethic and pledge to support non-profit organizations that serve our community. Combined, the prize value of the 2015 Office Makeover is over $20,000. We believe this is a worthwhile investment in non-for-profit organizations that provide for a better Treasure Valley for all of us.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Allied Business Solutions “2015 Office Make Over”. Our judges enjoyed each and every submitted application- we believe you all do important, tremendous work. Further, we want to let every applicant know that we recognize their contributions to this Treasure Valley Community that we all love, and Allied Business Solutions will do their best to assist with any office productivity needs that we can.

Grand Prize Winner

The Meridian Valley Humane Society

Congratulations to the Meridian Humane Society @Meridian Valley Humane Society, the Grand Prize winner of the Allied Business Solutions ‘‘2015 Office Make Over” contest! The video submitted by Meridian Humane Society was certainly adorable, but beyond that, they really demonstrated their need for office automation equipment and how they would use that equipment to further their mission. Meridian Humane Society we congratulate and thank you for your service to our community! (http://www.meridianvalleyhumanesociety.org/)

The Meridian Valley Humane Society is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing compassion, protection, welfare, and responsible adoption for owner relinquished canines as well as transfers from other shelters. We offer the utmost in care for the canines in our facility by providing daily interaction and socialization, foster care, veterinarian care, and an excellent adoption program. MVHS is rapidly growing with over 85 volunteers and just 1 paid employee. We are proud of the assistance we provide to dogs and families in the Treasure Valley and surrounding communities. Winning this office equipment would save us so much time and money since we are currently using paper forms and storing hard copies of everything! We appreciate this opportunity and hope you enjoy our video.

Posted by Meridian Valley Humane Society on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

2nd Place Winner

Giraffe Laugh

Our 2nd Place Winner is Giraffe Laugh @Giraffe Laugh. The judging panel believes the Giraffe Laugh mission of providing early care and education to young children by ensuring school mission is an important mission as is directly impacts the future that we all share. Allied Business Solutions applauds Giraffe Laugh for their efforts to help less fortunate children in our community get a head-start. (https://giraffelaugh.org/)

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers provides quality early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley kids every day by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. We could tell you why we are in need of the makeover, but we'll let our kiddos do that…

Posted by Giraffe Laugh on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers provides quality early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley kids every day by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. We could tell you why we are in need of the makeover, but we'll let our kiddos do that…

Posted by Giraffe Laugh on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Allied Business Solutions “2015 Office Make Over”.

LOVE INC of the Boise Community


Gem County Community Recovery Center

Family Advocates


Ūsful Glassworks


Boys and Girls Club Nampa

Check out Allied Business Solutions and their generous office equipment giveaway! Allied is a great partner of Boys & Girls Club of Nampa and our Community. Thanks Allied!!!

Posted by Boys & Girls Club of Nampa on Friday, December 18, 2015


St. Mary’s Catholic School



St. Mary’s Catholic School is a non-profit organization nestled in the heart of Boise. We are in desperate need of an office makeover. Our current copier that our teachers use is having to be fixed three or four times a month – that makes it impossible for the teachers to print the materials necessary to teach our K-8 students. Our current copier cannot even run double-sided copies so we are using more paper than necessary. To have a digitial solution for assignments would be amazing – the teachers could then save time and effort by loading them onto our learning mangagment system. We are trying to move into the digital age but it is difficult with limited funding – this office makeover would be a great opportunity for the teachers and students at St. Mary’s School.

The Jesse Tree of Idaho



Jesse Tree of Idaho Application for Office Makeover Since 2001, the Jesse Tree of Idaho has administered the Emergency Rent and Mercy Assistance program which provides one-time rental assistance of up to $500 to individuals and families that are in need. In 2014, Jesse Tree provided 147 families and 395 individuals’ rental assistance to the tune of $67,450.27. Many of those Jesse Tree aids are single parent households and children. Last year, 43 percent of families helped were single mother led households and 45 percent were children. Jesse Tree serves low, very low and extremely low income individuals through its Boise office located at 1121 Miller Street. The following is a flow chart of client services: 1. The potential Beneficiary is screened according to established criteria, 1) live in Ada County, 2) meet low, very low or extremely low income guidelines established by HUD, 3) have a short term setback causing the household to become at risk of homelessness, 4) have a history of 3 months of rental stability, 5) verifiable income and 6) have a 3 day eviction notice. 2. The potential Beneficiary fills out an application that verifies place of residence and income. 3. The Landlord/property owner is contacted to verify information and to open a line of communication and an ongoing positive relationship between the Landlord and Tenant. 4. The Beneficiary participates in a case management plan with a licensed social worker. This enables the social worker to better understand the beneficiary and needs of the household. Referrals are given to agencies to help meet the basic needs of the household and to connect the family to resources to ensure long-term success. 5. A housing inspection is completed to ensure household members are living in a safe environment. 6. The emergency rental assistance payment is mailed directly to Landlord/property owner. 7. After three, six and twelve month intervals after services have concluded; a follow-up call is made to the Beneficiary to verify they are still housed and continuing to work toward financial stability. Once the Beneficiary has been screened, completes an application and qualifies he/she must participate in a case management plan, get landlord participation in the program and housing must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards. When the Beneficiary meets one on one with The Jesse Tree of Idaho’s licensed social worker, they discuss current support in place and provide additional support and resources as needed. The licensed social worker addresses issues surrounding the reason for the current housing crisis. They assist in identifying and addressing barriers in housing and the financial stability of the household. In the last year the needs of Jesse Tree administratively and financially have grown significantly. The Jesse Tree of Idaho could use the software updates and copiers to better serve the low income community in Ada County. In the future, if Jesse Tree is chosen to receive such a prize, the equipment could be used to provide services to Canyon County and Nampa city, both places Jesse Tree wants to expand its services to.

The Cancer Connection Idaho



Hello friends at Allied Business Solutions! We are The Cancer Connection Idaho, a local non-profit that provides a comfortable place for people touched by cancer to find support, resources, and a sense of community. Our free programs alleviate symptoms and side effects of treatments, support healing and stress management, and improve well-being. In 2016, we will offer 192 classes and 7 eight-week programs. All of our programs are free of charge, ensuring that money is not a barrier to anyone seeking support and community.
We rely on our current office equipment heavily to create and distribute calendars of our monthly programs, and informational flyers to share around the community. Winning the Allied Business Solutions Office Makeover would mean more funds could be used to invest in marketing and programs, so we can reach out and touch more lives in the Treasure Valley. As a small and newer organization (three years in operation), it would be an incredible gift to have your help in continuing to build and grow this refuge from cancer and the toll it takes on the members of our community. Thank you so much for your consideration. -Fondly, Sandra, Colin & Kristen

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries



Since 1958, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries has taught the word of God and provided food, shelte…r, clothing and opportunities to recover from homelessness to men, women and children in need. In 2014 alone, the Mission served 375,612 meals, provided 126,729 warm beds and handed out 68,356 articles of clothing. Boise Rescue Mission serves homeless men, women and children through its primary programs located at five facilities in Southwest Idaho: • Food Programs: Staff serve three meals a day, seven days a week to individuals residing in BRM’s facilities as well as anyone from the community who is hungry. BRM also distributes food boxes and provides special holiday meals. • Emergency Services Program: This program meets basic physical needs, providing guests with food, shelter, clothes, showers, and hygiene items. • Life Transition Program: This program has an 85% success rate in helping homeless individuals find and sustain employment. • New Life Program: NLP is a 12-18 month recovery program that assists individuals with alcohol/drug addictions as well as those who are homeless due to other circumstances. • Next Step Program: This 6-12-month transitional housing program provides affordable housing, case management services, job assistance and more. • Veterans Ministries Program: The VMP assist veterans in transitioning off the streets and into long-term housing by providing case management, assistance with benefits and drug/alcohol recovery services. • Mental Health Program: Through a partnership with local providers, BRM offers mental health services at no charge for guests. • Children’s Program: This program provides homeless children ages 0 to 17 with case management, education, tutoring, holiday and summer activities, mental health care and college road trips. In the past few years, programs and services at Boise Rescue Mission Ministries have increased greatly. The Mission could really use the office equipment offered as a prize. The updates to software and copiers can allow BRMM to better serve the homeless men, women, and children in Southwest Idaho. The funds that would have to be used to update our office equipment can be allocated elsewhere to serve more meals, provide more shelter, and give more hope to hungry and homeless individuals and families in our community.