donated back into the community. Over the past six years, they have donated more than $10,000 to local charities in North Idaho. “As our business grows, we hope to give back more and more every year to our community,” says Haleigh. “We want to participate in our community and help as much as we can.” Everyone, at some point in their life, needs a little help, and she, Mark and the rest of the Pool World team see that. Whether it’s assisting to get meals delivered to the disabled, providing clothing and shelter to the homeless population—including animals—or helping families whose loved one is fighting a horrible disease, they are there to lend a hand. During the months of March and April, Pool World is raising money for Kootenai Humane Society (KHS) through its “Paws for Cause” program.
The community is invited to stop in at the store and donate money to KHS, and their name will be put on a paw which goes up on the wall. May through August, they hold a similar fundraiser, “Splash for Cystic Fibrosis,” with proceeds benefiting Providence Health Care Foundation’s Cystic Fibrosis Center. Those who donate can put their name on a water droplet, which will then be placed on the wall. In addition, each fall they have 2nd Harvest bins set up at their stores for food donations, with their employees participating as well. Come winter, you can find bins at each location to donate to Toys for Tots. “We believe that by supporting the people and local organizations here, we can help strengthen our community and give people the opportunity to thrive and be proud of the Coeur d’Alene neighborhood and surrounding areas,” adds Haleigh.
March 2019 Coeur d'Alene Living Local