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Suitcases 4 kids


Each year many kids in our area have to be rescued from dangerous home environments. It often happens with no notice and law enforcement or case workers help them put some belongings in a garbage bag to take to a Foster home. It’s a scary time with a lot of uncertainty.

Join the Portneuf Rotary Club and United Way of Southeastern Idaho to give kids a bag they can call their own to help make the move easier. Kids deserve more than a garbage bag, sponsored by a grant from Depend.

For every bag you donate, we’ll match it with a book that the child can take with them wherever they are placed–something comforting for kids who’ve lost almost everything & everyone around them.


June 6-11


New or gently used duffle bags, suitcases & diaper bags


To give abused & neglected children who’ve been taken from their homes something in which to carry their belongings

For more information on how you can get involved, contact Kim Carlino, Portneuf Rotary Service Project Chair: 339-5275 or


Informational Flyer

National Suitcases for Kids Service site


Collection Locations:

American Falls/Power County Area:

American Falls Hospital District: 510 Roosevelt, American Falls

Power County Family Clinic: 502 Tyhee Ave., American Falls

Jacklyn Taylor: 226-3200

Blackfoot/Bingham County Area:

Bingham Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic: 98 Poplar St., Blackfoot

Breanna Edwards: 785-4100

Gardner Insurance: 688 W. Judicial, Blackfoot

Keith Gardner: 785-2040 or

KeyBank: 15 N. Ash St., Blackfoot

Krista Adrignola: 785-0685 or

Gardner Insurance: 114 State St., Shelley

Keith Gardner: 357-5601

Chubbuck & Pocatello/Bannock County Area:

Allstate Insurance Call Center: 4200 Hawthorne Rd., Chubbuck;

Kim Carlino: 339-5275 or

Medical Specialties of Idaho: 2240 E. Center St., Pocatello

Matt Bloxham: 233-8344

Hirning Buick GMC: 509 Yellowstone, Pocatello

Maddie Exeter: 232-8900

Pocatello Children & Adolescent Clinic: 115 Hospital Way, Bldg. F, Pocatello

Karianne Ramirez: 236-9609

Southeastern Idaho Public Health: 1901 Alvin ricken Dr., Pocatello

Meghann Atwood: 239-5248

United Way of Southeastern Idaho: 275 S. 5th Ave., Ste. 250

Kim Hirning: 232-1389 or

Montpelier/Bear Lake County Area:

Southeastern Idaho Public Health: 455 Washington, Ste. #2, Montpelier

Tiffany Preston: 847-3000

Preston/Franklin County Area:

Franklin County Medical Center: 44 N. 1st E., Preston

Tracy: 851-4112

Soda Springs/Caribou County Area:

Monsanto – Soda Springs plant: 1858 Hwy. 34 N, Soda Springs

Debbie Green: 547-1251







Portneuf Rotary Website Pic 2015

Portneuf Rotary Club is the newest club in Pocatello, Idaho and the area’s only evening club. Our slogan is, “Fermenting a Spirit of Service and Friendship.” Our club supports and participates in community and worldwide projects focusing on youth, clean water and the eradication of polio. We use the word ‘fermenting’ because we meet at Portneuf Valley Brewing, a locally owned brewery and restaurant. We enjoy great friendships, networking and leadership development. Our monthly goal is to be an active part out and about in our community–helping, providing, or learning from those around us.