How you can help

Your support - whether given in time, talent, or treasure - provides life-changing experiences for youth and adults with disabilities. Your support helps us upgrade equipment, maintain and improve our facility, increase staff training, and enhance the quality of services. Your support provides more options and more opportunities for our clients - empowering them to live happier, healthier, more productive lives. If you've given a gift, joined us for our 5k Fun Run, volunteered, or sponsored our summer auction, we are forever grateful for your role in our community!

Thank you to every single donation helps us fulfill our mission. Your donations help ensure that programs and opportunities remain strong and accessible to the children and adults with disabilities of our region.

Tesh has two major events each year. The 5K Fun Run on January 1, 2023, and a summer Benefit event and auction are scheduled for July 27, 2023. We would love to have you join us! We are also looking for sponsors for each event.

Made with very durable PVC links, these mats have been known to last over ten years! The design of your choice can include the name or logo of your business, your initials, or a custom design. Your purchase employs Tesh clients!

Volunteers are an integral part of Tesh and play an invaluable role in the opportunities and services we are able to provide. Volunteer roles range from office help, assisting with events, or helping with building and vehicle maintenance.

Tesh provides job training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities. We are able to place people in positions throughout the community, where they are able to earn a paycheck and maintain their independence and dignity. Become a business partner.

Every dollar makes a difference!

Donors and sponsors help fulfill our mission. 100% of your donation goes toward serving the clients. You can make a big impact on children and adults with disabilities in our community. It is our mission to provide opportunities that allow for people with disabilities of all ages greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in our community. There are many ways to give that will both help us continue to offer life-changing services and programs, and help you meet your personal charitable goals.

Thank you to every single donation - whether it be a recurring donation, a grant from a community foundation, or an event sponsorship - helps us fulfill our mission. Our community of support includes organizations that provide grant dollars and sponsorships to help fund initiatives, programs, and building needs. Our work wouldn't be possible without the support of our community. Thank you to our major donors, community foundations and organizations, and local businesses:

Alberts, Dave & Karen

Atlas Building Group

Allegra Printing

Avista Foundation

Banner Bank

Blue Cross of Idaho

Cancer & Community Charities

Coeur d' Alene Rotary Club

City of Coeur d'Alene: CDBG

Ds Connections

First Interstate Bank

GINNO Construction Co.

Grace Surrounds US

Greene Idaho Foundation, Inc.

Hayden Homes

Innovia Foundation

Intermax Networks

Jurvelin, Richard & Jill

KERR Oil Company

Kiwanis of Coeur d' Alene

Kootenai Health

Loper, Brian and Ada

Mountain West Bank

Mountain View Forestry

Nelson, Ken & Michelle

North Idaho College

North Idaho Dermatology


Pacific Steel & Recycling

PayneWest Insurance


Stafford, Jim and Avis

Springhill Suites



Thorco Inc.

TML Construction Inc.

TPI Embroidery

Ukich, John and Celeste

Umpqua Bank

United Way of North Idaho

US Bank

Windermere Foundation

Women's Gift Alliance

Why choose Tesh to receive your charitable dollars?

Tesh, Inc. is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering choices and opportunities to people of all ages with disabilities seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in their communities in North Idaho. Tesh, Inc. offers Child Development, Independent Living, and Employment programs to enhance individuals' opportunities for a full and meaningful life.

Charitable donations when made to a qualifying charity like Tesh result in a deduction on individual and corporate Federal and State tax returns. In addition, donations to Tesh, Inc. qualify you to receive a youth and rehabilitation facility state tax credit, even if you do not itemize.

How does the tax credit work?

When you make a donation to Tesh, Inc., that amount is deductible on your Federal and Idaho income tax returns as an itemized deduction, which reduces the amount of income tax due. You will also receive a credit against your Idaho income tax. The credit is limited to the smaller of the following: 50% of the amount contributed, 20% of your Idaho Tax due, or $100 ($200 if married filing a joint return.)

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