Welcome to ELF

Welcome to the Eternal League of Friends, ELF for short.  We are a grass-roots group of friends who years ago wanted our children to experience first-hand that Christmas is about giving– not getting.  We “adopted” some refugee families for the holidays;  buying them much needed basics.  The experience was more than we could have ever hoped.  We fell in love with these humble immigrants– families who have fled their home countries and left nearly everything behind.   They are given the barest of necessities:  a family of five will get five cups, five plates, five forks, five pillows, five blankets– you get the idea.

We have learned that even the smallest of efforts on our part are met with sweet appreciation.  And we love that everything we give goes directly to these needy families.  In fact, we invite you to deliver it yourself, if you’d like.  We can almost guarantee you will walk away feeling blessed!  Come link your arms with ours.  As our circle of friends expands to include the friends of our friends– we can accomplish great things.  

ELF Christmas

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Photos by Jack Floegel Photography

International Women’s Day

Many of our ELF volunteers attend and support the annual International Women’s Day event in March.  It’s a chance for us to further support and honor the refugee journey. Thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world. ELF supports the beautiful women of many cultures who call Boise their new home at the annual dinner & auction fundraiser hosted by the Agency For New Americans.

We’d love to have you join hands with us to make a difference!

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