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Kinderhaven would love to hear from you!
 If you have any questions, or would like some additional information regarding the work we do please email us, & we will get back to you shortly, thank you!



Meet Marsha Ogilvie

Marsha Ogilvie

One of the most influential and hard working women ever to call Sandpoint home, Marsha was a business owner, City council member, mayor, and although she worked hard over the years in many areas, her true passion was to help children. 

Marsha was a foster child herself, and could not bear to witness children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect with no better place to go.  Many times, they were separated from their siblings due to a lack of foster homes, or worse, taken to juvenile detention to wait for a placement. In 1996 she rented a small house and worked tirelessly to build a foundation to call home for these children.

She raised the money, worked with state agencies, set up our non-profit and acted as the board chair for many years. Since then, Kinderhaven has nurtured over 1500 local children. We have evolved into a place of true healing; we strive to anchor the children into a life of love, stability and acceptance. Marsha passed away in 2014, leaving behind many beautiful legacies that shine on her spirit. 

Board members

Board Members


– Kinderhaven Board of Directors –
♦ Kathy Chambers – Board Chair and Volunteer Coordinator:
♦ Kim Dierks – Vice Chair and Secretary:
♦ Teri Nickisch – Treasurer:
♦ Nancy Albanese –
♦ Dianna Beck –
♦ Jacinda Bokowy
♦ Dana Bowen –
♦ Barbara Carver
♦ Dave Deeds
♦ Jill Hicks –
♦ Megan Johnson -mjohnson@litehouseinc.

♦ Rhonda Tate –
♦ Jen Plummer – Executive Director:

– Kinderhaven Ambassadors –
Brandon Bowen
♦ Barbee Buchanan
♦ Vicki Cahill
♦ JP Carver
♦ Patti Clemons
♦ Margo Deeds
♦ Duke Diercks
♦ Julie Frank
♦ Tracy Gibson
♦ Lori Glynn
♦ Alana Hatcher
♦ Debra Heise
♦ Jason Hicks
♦ Patty Hutchens
♦ Richard & Donna Hutter
♦ Jim Lewis
♦ Tabitha Lough
♦ Nancy Molnar
♦ Francis Ogilvie
♦ Terri Palmer
♦ Margaret Peterson
♦ Marian Rust
♦ Sara Taylor
♦ Laurel Taylor
♦ Judy & Chris Thompson
♦ Leilani Williams
♦ Ruth Wimberly



Festival of Trees


One and all for making 2016 Festival of Trees a major success! From Family Night, where we served over 1200 cookies and many gallons of hot cocoa, to the elegant Holiday Luncheon including sweet entertainment by local children, and finally to the Grand Gala on Saturday with the magically transformed Fairgrounds alive with energy – it was a week to remember!

This year’s event allowed us to raise 70% of our annual operating costs, something we are forever grateful for.  YOU, who decorated trees and baskets, came to an event, volunteered your time, bought a basket or tree…YOU are the reason for our success this year and our hearts go out to all who were so very generous.
 See you next year!

2017 Tickets are available by contacting Jacinda Bokowy
Phone: 208-610-2208

Are you interested in volunteering to help the Festival of Trees?
For more information email:

Are you interested in being a contributor in the way of a live tree, basket, wreath, or tabletop tree? Contact Jacinda Bokowy
Phone: 208-610-2208