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PEO Chapter House hopes for donations during Idaho Gives

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PEO Chapter House hopes for donations during Idaho Gives

By Karen Lehr. CREATED May 1, 2014

On May 1 more than 600 nonprofits across the state hope Idahoans will open their wallets during the second annual "Idaho Gives".

One organization hoping to surpass last year’s donations is the Caldwell PEO Chapter House. The Philanthropic Education Organization Chapter House serves as an independent retirement community for PEO members in Idaho.

"I think it's just perfect and it is perfect for me,” Chapter House resident Eleanor Hayman said. “It has all the things I need plus lots of love and friendship. It's really wonderful.”

Eleanor has been living at the Chapter House for the last 12 years. "There isn't a better place, any place to live other than here," she said.

The home gives retirees the option to live in the multi-suit mansion, or in a standalone brick cottage.

"Even though I’m in my house by myself I’m not alone, there's always friends over there,” resident Betty Kinsey said. “You can always find somebody who wants to go shopping with you or go to church with you.

The main mansion was originally built in 1910 as a private home, then later became a private Caldwell hospital.

Over the years, five small private homes have been built on the property.

To donate to the PEO Chapter House, click here.