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This spring in Sun Valley, Idaho at the 2022 Idaho Child Passenger Safety Tech Update event Safe Start’s Director of Operations, Brian Rauscher, was honored with a 2021 Idaho Hero award.  

Brian received the Hero award for his work with Safe Start and the Idaho Child Passenger Safety Program throughout the year. 

Brian was a co-recipient of this year’s award with Bannock County Sheriff’s Seargent Jon Everson.    

Night Under the stars 2021 is a huge sucess


NISSA held out sixth annual “Night Under the Stars” gala up at Elk Point Estates on August 3rd, 2021.  The amazing event was comopletel sold out and attened by 200 guests.  The incredible night featured music by Luke Yates, dinner, drinks, games and more all for an amazing cause.  After all was said and done NISSA was able to raise over $140,000 to further our mission.  We are so incredibly grateful for the support of our local commmuity, thank you all.  Here’s to next year!

NISSA is proud to present the 2021 Mary Dore Heart of Gold Award to Adam & Miranda Hoefert of Next Gen Electric.  Adam and Miranda were honored for the commitment they have made to NISSA over the last 6 years.  From supporting NISSA financially, to volunteering for various activities to serving on our board of directors the Hoefert’s have done it all and couldn’t be more deserving of the Mary Dore Heart of Gold Award.

NISSA’s infant and child health and safety program, Safe Start, has been awarded a grant from Buckle Up For Life, a collobaration between Toyota and Cincinatti Children’s Hospital for the upcoming year.  The grant will be used to provide over 250 car seat  to area families and educate over 1000 people about the importance of automotive and child passenger safety.





bank cda presents the 8th annual Night Under the Stars Gala

Fundraising Event


Date : August 10th, 2022
Time : critical power happy hour, 4 pm, event, 5 pm
Elk Point Estates, 4176 E Potlatch hill road, cda, id
Event: Dinner, live auction, silent auction, beer & wine
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Healing Together

Social Hour


Dates:April 13th, 2022; June 8th, 2022; July 14th, 2022; September 14, 2022; November 11th, 2022; December 13th, 2022.
Time : 7 PM PST
Online via Zoom!
Event : Support
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Social hour for adults affected by a pregnancy, infant or child loss. Hosted by veteran loss mothers Liz and Aileen of NISSA.




Run for the Angels



Date : October 8, 2022
Time : 12 PM PST
McEuen Park, 420 E Front St., Coeur d'ALene, ID
Event : Memorial Event, support
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Join us to walk with our local Northwest neighbors, friends, co-workers and families who have suffered a pregnancy, infant or child loss and remember those gone too soon.




Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

In Person


Date : December 12, 2021
Time : 3 PM PST
Share Hope Memorial Garden, 8th & Gilbert, CDA, ID
Event : Memorial Event, support
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Please join us in person at our Share Hope Memorial Garden at 8th and Gilbert in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on December 12, 2021 at 3 pm for our Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony.  We will have light refreshments and hot beverages available starting at 2:45.  While we will have several firepits the ceremony will be outside so please dress accordingly.  Let’s gather together to remember all children gone to soon.  For more info contact Liz at 208.557.4371 or