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The Living Room is on the move, needs your help

The Living Room is moving to a new home base in 2015 and is seeking monetary donations and in-kind assistance from the community  to help  make the new space move-in ready. The organization, which has been taking care of homeless women and children for 21 years at a space on Cherry Street in downtown Santa Rosa, has purchased a fixer-upper property nearby to continue its good works. To learn more about The Living Room and how to donate, visit www.thelivingroomsc.org… Read More »

RCU Food and Toy Donation Drive

Santa Rosa, CA – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is holding its annual holiday food and toy donation programs in all of its North Bay and San Francisco locations. All branches, as well as the RCU Auto Center, will be collecting toys and non-perishable food items Nov. 28 through Dec. 13. Partnerships with nonprofit agencies throughout the North Bay ensure that donations will remain in the local community, benefitting children and families in need during the holiday season. In Sonoma County,… Read More »

Dutch Bros Donate on Dec. 5


On Friday, Dec. 5, all 233 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will participate in Buck-for-Kids and Dutch Bros. Santa Rosa will donate a “buck” for every drink sold to Kid Street Charter School. “Kid Street has a really special alternative learning program for Santa Rosa children,” said Jennifer Hong, Dutch Bros. Santa Rosa owner. “Families can find refuge in small class sizes and creative learning styles. Additionally, children and families that need support have access to things like art supplies and… Read More »

Cashier wanted

The Restyle Marketplace in Santa Rosa is looking for an experienced volunteer cashier to help out from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, contact Paula at 284-1700.

Mentors wanted at Social Advocates for Youth

Become a mentor with Social Advocates for Youth and be paired with a young person age 13 to 20. In addition to participating in fun activities, volunteers will help their charges explore career options, prepare for the future and gain leadership skills. To find out more, go to www.saysc.org.

Help out the Sonoma County Bookmobile

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County is looking for volunteers to help with general assistance at the west Sebastopol storage site, including cleaning the vehicle, book handling, helping during events as a door monitor and straightening up books between visits. Contact Glen at glen@freebookmobile.org for more information.

Volunteers needed at Food For Thought

Food For Thought, Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, needs volunteer ambassadors to help at Dining Out for Life on Dec. 4. Ambassadors welcome and thank diners at one of 80 restaurants in Sonoma County taking part  in the fundraiser and encourage friends to participate. Check out fftfoodbank.org for a list of restaurants and a volunteer form.

Give back with Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

Habitat for Humanity of  Sonoma County welcomes volunteers to help build houses for people in need. No construction or building skills are necessary. Volunteers are also needed to staff ReStore, the organization’s discount home improvement outlet. Opportunities rang from graphic design and customer service to inventory management and retail display. If interested, contact Isabelle Accornero at i.accornero@habitatsoco.org or 578-7707, ext. 105. To find out more about the history and work of Habitat for Humanity and to find out more about… Read More »