2020 Holiday Gift Project

The 2020 Holiday Gift Donation Amazon Wish Lists are now open, CLICK HERE or for AmazonSmile users, please log in and CLICK HERE.

Click here to print off these instructions.  If using the mobile Amazon app, first access the Amazon holiday gift list via your Computer or Tablet to add it to your Amazon Friends' List.

2020 Holiday Gift Project - Donor Instructions

Welcome to the 2020 Holiday Project – an annual gift giving activity sponsored by Soroptimist International of Boise for the past seventy-three years.  Unfortunately, due to the extenuating circumstances around the COVID-19 virus, we are changing how the project proceeds to respect and protect the health and safety of donors, recipients, and Soroptimist members.  THANK YOU very much for your support of this annual project.  You will bring smiles and joy to individuals throughout the valley during this holiday season.


  1. The Amazon Gift Wish List platform will list the requested gifts.  Each facility will have a separate list from which to browse and select items, coded similarly to lists published in prior years.  The actual list of gift items and names will NOT be published in the Idaho Statesman on Thanksgiving Day.  Instead the Statesman is helping us get the word out by telling the story in its publication on November 1 and then again on November 24.
  2. If you use AmazonSmile, please consider supporting Soroptimist International of Boise, ID as your charity of choice while shopping for items in the 2020 Holiday Gift Project.  The funds which Amazon contribute to us when you shop, will be used to further support this project and other activities which help women and girls in our community.  If you need more information on how to activate your AmazonSmile Account go to https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas – Thanks for your support.
  3. Once the items are selected, during the checkout process, select the gift registry shipping address: "ATT: BERNIE, SIBOISE, WATER SKI PRO SHOP."  The vendor will ship the items directly to Water Ski Pro Shop, a collection center in Boise.  At that point, Soroptimist members will inventory and distribute gifts to the proper facilities.  
  4. Monetary donations are welcome.  Mail checks to Soroptimist International of Boise, PO Box 8885, Boise, ID 83707.  Electronic donations can be made through PayPal  

    Please specify if you would like your contribution to be used specifically for the Oldsters or Foster Children project.  Undesignated funds support Soroptimist International of Boise service projects, which work to improve the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.  Soroptimist International of Boise is a 501(c)3 organization.

  5. If you are interested in joining Soroptimist, click here to contact us.

Questions? Email us at siboise@soroptimist.net or call (986) 200-2675

Directions for participating in the 2020 Holiday Project:

a. Go to the Amazon Wish List, CLICK HERE or AmazonSmile users, please log in and CLICK HERE – at this point you will see the following page:

b. If you are using AmazonSmile to shop, please consider supporting Soroptimist International of Boise, ID during this shopping event.

c. Click on a list – either Foster Children or Senior Facility to select items to purchase.

d. To select an item (the correct size and color have already been selected) click on "Add to Cart."

e. Continuing shopping. When shopping is complete, proceed to checkout:

f. Select the gift registry shipping address which is "ATT: BERNIE, SIBOISE, WATER SKI PRO SHOP. This allows the vendor to ship the item to the correct address.

g. Select a delivery method – free if offered.

h. Select a payment method – credit, debit card, bank account, amazon gift card.  Please note that your Amazon.com Balance cannot be used to purchase other Gift Cards, prepaid open loop cards, or certain third-party gift cards.

i. Click on "Add gift options" to send a holiday greeting to recipient.

j. Complete transaction. 

k. Please email siboise@soroptimist.net with your contact information if you would like a tax receipt.