Press Releases

Lamb Foundation Grant / Al Hicks Memorial Playground

November 22, 2017

Lamb Foundation contributes $10,500
to Al Hicks Playground at Relief Nursery

ONTARIO – During this season of giving, Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is especially thankful for all of our friends and neighbors who opened their hearts and wallets so our children could have a functioning playground.

Local residents and businesses pitched in time, supplies and money to turn a dream into reality, and now the Al Hicks Memorial Playground is in use.

Along with generous local donations, the Lamb Foundation contributed $10,500 to the playground, which includes newly-planted grass, a child-sized picnic table, a paved tricycle path with lane markers and traffic safety signs, a balance beam and more.

Read Full News Release →


NFCS Donation

Northwest Farm Credit Services generously donated $1,000 to the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery’s Al Hicks Playground project.






Receiving the check are (from left) TVCRN Board Chair Cali Burzota and Executive Director Kathie Collins; presenting the check are Lindsey Johnson, credit officer, and Randi Svaty, branch manager, at the Ontario Northwest Farm Credit Services branch.

Lions Club Donation Helps Build a Playground

lions_donationThe Ontario Lions Club donated $500 toward the Alvin Hicks Memorial Playground at Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery. Hicks, a strong supporter of the Relief Nursery, was a long-time Lion and Ontario resident who died in July 2014. Pictured, from left, are Lion Ron Haidle; Relief Nursery executive director Kathie Collins; and club members Shawn and Angie Grove, Stuart Reitz, and Don Hatt. The nursery recently concluded its capital campaign, bringing in more than $1.3 million in private foundation grants, with the local community donating nearly $93,000.

While serving children in their new building since Oct. 10, the Relief Nursery is now raising money to complete an outdoor play area designed to enhance creativity and imagination. The Ontario-based relief nursery is one of 25 certified Relief Nurseries and satellites in Oregon whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect using proven interventions. Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery serves children ages 18 months to 5 years year-round in a therapeutic classroom, and their families through home visits and assistance.  -Argus Observer-

Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation

The Malheur County Court proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the county.

The Malheur County Court proclaims April 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Malheur County, Oregon, in recognition of the important role Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery plays in strengthening families and keeping our youngest children safe.”

Read Proclamation

The Collins Foundation grants two-year award to TVCRN

Recognizing the impact that Relief Nurseries have across Oregon and the
need for services in Malheur County, the trustees of The Collins Foundation have
awarded the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery $25,000 for its operations for
the 2015-16 fiscal year, and an additional $15,000 for the following fiscal year.

Read Entire News Release→

Relief nursery nets $50,000 for building

A $50,000 grant has given the Treasure Valley Relief Nursery a leg up in reaching its fundraising goals for a new building.

The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation grant will be used to equip the nursery’s new kitchen.

“We are so grateful to the board of the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Inc., for believing in our mission and our efforts to prevent child abuse with an eye on a stronger community in the future,” executive director Kathie Collins told the Argus in an email.

Umpqua Bank Donates to TVCRN

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESRecognizing that creating opportunities for children to thrive in early childhood is a key interest area of Umpqua Bank’s community giving program, it’s no surprise that the financial institution awarded Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery $5,000 for expenses related to its therapeutic classroom for the 2015-16 year of operations.

Read Entire News Release→