What We Do

HONORING VETERANS

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls shows our support of local veterans groups with proceeds from our Field of Honor event (display of 1,000 American Flags over Memorial Day weekend in Freeman Park) each year to the Military Affairs Committee, American Legion Post 56 in Idaho Falls, Phoenix QRF, Veterans Mobility Corp in Ucon, and Project Healing Waters as well as a special American flag display at the War Bonnet Roundup’s honoring veterans night.

Field of honor

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls held it’s 11th annual Field of Honor® over Memorial Day weekend at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls. 1,000 full-size American flags were on display.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

As a member of the National Exchange Club, the Exchange Club of Idaho Falls has adopted the prevention of child abuse as its main local project. A major portion of our club’s fundraising goes into this effort. Our club works closely with the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center of Idaho Falls (DVSAC) in the prevention and treatment of child abuse cases. 

The National Exchange Club officially adopted the prevention of child abuse as its National Project in 1979 at the 61st National Convention. The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls strives to support and participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month each April as well supporting other awareness efforts about prevention of this social crisis throughout the year. You can join the fight by joining Exchange.

BUILDING HOPE TODAY

Building Hope Today is a nonprofit whose mission is to create awareness of the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse, reveal its lasting effects, and to safeguard those at risk on our path toward a hope-filled tomorrow.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT

This training program focuses on the facts about child sexual abuse in our communities and teaches us to better understand how to protect children.

Boy Scouts of america

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls is sponsoring the Idaho Falls’ Grand Teton Council Boys Scout Troop #387.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE

If you become aware of a felony child abuse situation, contact East Idaho Crime Stoppers at IFCRIME.org and click on “report a crime”. You will remain anonymous! You could qualify for a cash reward. Or call the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Idaho Falls at 208-529-4352.

Youth Programs

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls has placed a Freedom Shrine at the Hillcrest High School. This impressive display of historic document replicas reminds students of the great efforts taken by our forefathers to ensure our freedoms.

The Freedom Shrine originated from the Freedom Train. This train toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of famous “documents of liberty” such as the United States Constitution and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The tour was conceived to give Americans the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of American citizenship. The documents included were carefully chosen to exemplify the beginnings of our nation and the subsequent important United States turning points. Freedom Shrine :: Historic American Document Collection :: United States History :: Salem Exchange Club.

America’s young people are our most precious resource. They are who we trust with all of our tomorrows, and for that, they deserve every ounce of time and effort that we can pour into them today. For many years, The National Exchange Club and local-level clubs have sponsored an impressive selection of activities designed to benefit and encourage our nation’s youth.

Through college scholarships at the community and national levels, mentoring, guidance and service recognition, Exchange is making a difference for America’s youngest generations. If you are interested in showing our nation’s youth just how treasured they are, we encourage you to become involved with this important program.

A.C.E. AWARDS

A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) scholarship awards are presented to deserving high school students who have overcome obstacles most of us would consider insurmountable. These students have truly accepted the challenge of excellence. The scholarships are made possible by the Exchange Club of Idaho Falls with the generous support of the Voigt Foundation.

GIVE-A-KID-A-FLAG-TO-WAVE

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls leads the way each year at the 4th of July Parade in Idaho Falls. Members hand out over 14,000 mini American Flags to kids and veterans along the parade route. This is an excellent opportunity to show our Club’s patriotism and presence in our community.

COMMUNITY SERVICE is a cornerstone of Exchange Club’s Mission

Our Mission, Inspiring communities to become better places to live, is what drives many of our members to become involved with Exchange in the first place. Like you, they’re passionate about helping people in any way they can.

Through their desire to give back, the Exchange Club of Idaho Falls devotes countless hours and funds toward community improvement, bridging gaps in services, developing partnerships that enhance opportunities for our neighbors and sharing members’ skill sets. Beginning with the very first group of Exchange Club members and extending into present day, we have set the bar high for community service involvement.

other organizations that we support

Bikers Against Bullies

Military Affairs Committee

American Legion Post 56 Idaho Falls

Phoenix QRF

Veterans Mobility Corp

Project Healing Waters

Camp Magical Moments

Make A Wish

Photo Gallery

Weekly meetings

Field of honor

Give-a-kid-a-flag

Club Events

Be Our Guest at lunch!

The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls meets each Tuesday from 11:45 – 1:00 pm at Redd’s Grill at 780 Lindsay Blvd in Idaho Falls. Lunch is from 11:45-12:10, with a brief Club business meeting followed by an interesting program from a local business organization. Guests are welcome!

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