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2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

The Teacher’s Wishes program set a new record in 2019 with grants touching over 12,000 students. The foundation received 239 applications and funded 118 grants. The teachers not funded received a $20.00 gift card from Office Depot. Since 2012, JJF has fulfilled over 900 grants. According to  Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Executive Director of the foundation,  the breadth and depth of the application pool was a reminder that teachers are committed to doing their best.  And since the 2017 fires they have seen an increase in requests for alternative kinds of seating like wobble balls and funds for quiet corners. "A place for young people take deep breaths, read or practice relaxation.”

2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019

The first annual “Day of the Girl” fundraiser and celebration on October 11, 2019 is a unique experience combining impact and storytelling. Hosted by WomenServe and benefitting women and girls in India and the US, proceeds from the event will be used for programs including water security, health and hygiene, education, economic development, and storytelling. A generous donor has provided scholarships for the first 50 girl students and their parent (or chaperone) to attend free of charge. 

2019-09-01Sep 1, 2019

The County of Sonoma invites the community to attend Sonoma Ready Day on September 8, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Sonoma Ready Day is a free event offering emergency preparedness resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from disasters. 

2019-08-27Aug 27, 2019

For 70 years The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has funded treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. At LLS we are relentless because beating cancer is in our blood.  Light The Night creates the opportunity for friends, families and coworkers to form teams and raise money in support of our mission. This year, we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.

2019-08-02Aug 2, 2019
2019-07-23Jul 23, 2019

Daily Acts Matter! Rising Up For Climate Action is the first annual Sonoma County community educational and music event dedicated to raising climate awareness. Taking place on September 8th, 2019 at the SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park, CA, this festival is hosted by Daily Acts, a sustainable non-profit that inspires transformative action that creates connected, equitable, and climate resilient communities. The intention for this event is to elevate awareness of positive, solutions-oriented actions we can all take to address the global climate crisis and to create change in our local communities.

 

2019-07-22Jul 22, 2019

OneJustice, a legal service non-profit organization located in San Francisco will be hosting two FREE immigration assistance workshops in Sonoma County in the upcoming months. One will be held in Sonoma city on August 22nd and the other will be in Petaluma on September 26th. Below are the flyers in English and in Spanish for the dates of the workshops to distribute on social media platforms and community boards!

 

2019-07-15Jul 15, 2019

Six years ago, Reid and a woman by the name of Julie Hare, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, cofounded “Crush MS Summer Celebration and Symposium,” a fund-raising event that since its inception has raised over $400,000 for MS research and related programs.

2019-07-05Jul 5, 2019

In the first six months of 2019 Clean River Alliance has helped remove over 136,664 pounds of material from the Russian River watershed. That’s over 68 tons!

2019-06-29Jun 29, 2019

Free Reentry Legal Clinics. Are you facing barriers because of an arrest or conviction history?  Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record.

 

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

An August 5 Daily Acts fundraiser will feature the authors of The Fight Against Monsanto: The Politics of Pesticides and local activist groups pushing for pesticide bans in Sonoma County.

2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

Traditionally, the Redwood Gospel Mission began cooking turkeys in mid-October, carving the turkeys, freezing, then warming at the Banquet. This year we are preparing turkey for 5,000 people differently. In partnership with The Bull 106.3 and Epicenter we will be smoking over 250 turkeys

 

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

The team behind the Small Business Flood Relief Fund, formed to help businesses recover from the February 2019 floods, raised $129,000 with the help of donors and local organizations. So far, the fund has awarded 53 grants to local businesses and nonprofits.

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

The prospect of reducing your ecological footprint can seem daunting when faced with a multitude of choices each day. Here are a few steps you can take to begin lowering your impact on our planet. 

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

Cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family will join together to "THINK BIG" for the American Cancer Society's 3rd Annual Relay For Life of Northern Sonoma County. This year's event, the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society, will take place at Analy High School on July 20 and 21.

2019-06-26Jun 26, 2019

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in your twilight years is a scary prospect. But, while it’s true that 40 percent of people living in the U.S. will develop it by the time they die, there are methods for lowering your risk for the degenerative disease, including taking a swab test to determine your Alzheimer’s risk level.

2019-06-15Jun 15, 2019

In the three years that Funky Fridays has supported theSonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, the concert series has contributed more than $150,000 to benefit parks. Following are highlights of these donations.

2019-06-03Jun 3, 2019

Pie baking contest judged by local celebrities including Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and Sherrif Mark Essick. Download entry form. See official rules. Drop off entry forms at Russian River Senior Center or e-mail to  Emily.heinzelman@westcountyservices.org  no later than 3:00 p.m. June 14.

2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

Community coming together to Feed and Serve the Homeless and Families in Need this thanksgiving. We have an exciting event we would like to share with you:The Great Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday (5,000 people): November 27th from 11am-6pm, at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.  https://www.srmission.org/gtb

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

The Petaluma Salvation Army worked hard in conjunction with SA corps from around Sonoma county providing meals for the Kincaid fire evacuees that stayed at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall.The evacuation center was housing approximately two hundred evacuees and the Salvation Army was asked to help with preparing and serving the food for their stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was served. Some three thousand meals during the week of the fires. 

2019-11-05Nov 5, 2019

The Museum of Sonoma County will feature ten Sonoma County artists who have been named as winners of the “Discovered: Emerging Artists in Sonoma County” program for 2019 in its upcoming exhibition. The public opening for the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, November 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The Discovered program, produced by Creative Sonoma, is funded by grants from Community Foundation Sonoma County and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program, which is produced on a bi-annual basis, offers visibility, credibility and respect to ten of Sonoma County’s less known visual and literary artists.

 

2019-11-02Nov 2, 2019

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County promotes literacy and love of reading by giving away high quality books to access-challenged people throughout the region. The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County has been notified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that its bookmobile vehicle engine is no longer in compliance with emission regulation law. Diesel-powered vehicles in the bookmobile’s weight class must now run a 2010 or newer model-year engine to operate across Sonoma County. The Free Bookmobile’s current engine is a 1995 model-year Cummins turbo diesel. The only exemption available to the organization is for low mileage, which is allowing the bookmobile to perform its basic public-access outreach one day per week for the rest of the calendar year. 

2019-10-22Oct 22, 2019

STEMhub,  a web-based platform designed as a dynamic resource for women and girls interested in   Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)   education and careers, is launching this  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM,  at the North Bay Science Discovery Day at the   Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  STEMhub is the first online resource to serve as a clearinghouse for women and girls in the North Bay to learn about regional STEM-related opportunities.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

This moving presentation takes a fresh look at a pivotal event in American history from 1916–1920.  Iron Jawed Angels tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank, and Lucy Burns, played by Frances O’Connor, took the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

The distant Cazadero hills have entire stands of dead and dying Tan Bark Oaks and Firs, obvious brown swaths of tinder-dry forest, reminding us of the extended drought of not-too-long-ago, and its long-term damaging effects.

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