Boise Reopens Pioneer Day Shelter as Temperatures Soar 

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Starting Saturday, July 13, families experiencing homeless will have one more option to beat the heat: the Pioneer Day Shelter. The opening of the shelter hasn't come a moment too soon, as temperatures this weekend are expected to be in the upper-90s.

"We are proud to provide this important community resource for families in need when the weather warms up," wrote Boise Parks & Recreation Director Doug Holloway, whose department runs the shelter, in a statement. "The Poineer shelter is a safe place for parents with children to get out of the heat."

Located at 500 S. Ash St. between downtown and the Boise River, the shelter is now in its 11th year as a place for families in need to spend the day during periods of potentially dangerous weather. Its hours of operation are 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It runs a handful of educational programs geared toward families like books, games, toys and art supplies.

With the opening, the City of Boise has issued a call for donations of snacks, weather-appropriate clothing, toys and cash. For more information, contact the shelter's coordinator, Marie Hattaway, at 208-608-7688.

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