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Over $10,000 Raised at Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale for Community Outreach Behavioral Services of Idaho (COBS)

Microbial formulas: Meridian, Idaho

Local Health Company Microbial Formulas and Charitable Sponsor Choose to Donate All Proceeds to COBS

This weekend couldn’t have gone better. I was impressed with how many people stopped by and learned about COBS and donated. We are so grateful to our friends at Microbe.

— Paula Barthelmess, Founder of Idaho COBS

MERIDIAN, ID, USA, May 27, 2022 / — 15,000 people marched through Expo Idaho last Saturday, May 21 for Idaho’s largest garage sale. The day wasn’t just filled with community interactions and deals on local treasures – this year local health company Meridian Microbe Formulas was on hand as a ‘charity sponsor’ for the event. With the ability to choose any charity they choose to donate to, Microbe chose Idaho Community Outreach Behavioral Services (COBS).

COBS is a local non-profit organization that provides trauma care to victims of human trafficking throughout Idaho. Over the past few years, Microbe and COBS have partnered on several occasions, starting with their “Fill the Shelves” essentials fundraising event in August 2020, where they raised over $30,000. Microbe also stocked the COBS drop-in center with essential items to support local victims of human trafficking, and donated over 1,000 bottles of their flagship product to their shelters.

During the week leading up to the event and on the day of the event, a total of $10,000 was raised in essentials donations, as well as monetary donations. With the help of members of the Microbe team and members of the community, they were able to fill a trailer with essential items for COBS shelters.

Kade Lippert, Public Relations Coordinator for Microbe, says, “It was so great to see the interaction between Microbe employees and COBS volunteers. It was even more of a revelation about the success of this partnership. I think the community really got to experience that too by stopping in front of our tents and learning more. Watching the trailer fill up with people asking questions about how they could help COBS was so rewarding.

In this year alone, Microbe Formulas has participated in over 10 events surrounding local charities and community involvement. They have sponsored and participated in events hosted by Boise State University, Idaho Food Bank, Meridian Chamber of Commerce, Community Outreach Behavioral Services (COBS), and more.

To learn more about Microbe Formulas community involvement, read here.

Paula Barthelmess, Founder of Idaho COBS, shares, “This weekend couldn’t have gone better. I was impressed with how many people stopped by and learned about COBS and donated. We are so grateful to our friends at Microbe. They have been such a constant source of support over the past few years, and we look forward to continuing this great partnership. “Thank you” is an understatement. »

Those interested in learning more about Idaho COBS can visit the Idaho COBS website. Those looking to donate to support Idaho’s human trafficking victims can venmo @COBS-Idaho.

About Microbe Formulas: Microbe Formulas is a wellness company and a leader in fundamental health. With all-natural ingredients and proprietary cutting-edge technology, Microbe facilitates health journeys, all in the hope of saying “Welcome to the real you.”

If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Caylie Shelton, Public Relations Manager for Microbe Formulas, at

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