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Good Deeds

Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Seeking food drive hosts

Help the Redwood Empire Food Bank feed 82,000 neighbors in need each month by signing up to host a Food & Funds Drive. The kickoff is Nov. 1. Go to www.refb.org to sign up and learn more, or contact Dalton Wiley at 523-7900 or dwiley@refb.org  

Seeking dog-loving volunteers

Lily’s Legacy, a Petaluma-based organization dedicated to caring for senior dogs, is looking for volunteers to help  walk, care for and pamper needy pooches. Email lilyslegacysds@gmail.com for more information and an application.    

Roseland University Prep High School seeks mentors

Roseland University Prep High School is seeking adults to serve as mentors for 11th-grade students and help them complete high school and transition into college. The time commitment is one to two hours per month. A background check and TB test are required. For more information, contact Jill Peterson at jillpeterson@roselandsd.org.

Share your kind acts, win a computer

The offices of Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Andrew McCormick is sponsoring a good deed contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Simply do a good deed and tell them, in a short essay, what you did, why you chose to do it and what happened as a result. The winner will receive a laptop computer  and their teacher or youth group will also receive $300 for school supplies or activities. The contest ends Nov. 17. Send submissions to loveyourteeth@docmac.com.

Join tax assistance program

In 2014, the 95 volunteers of the Sonoma/Napa district of the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program helped more than 4,600 households file their tax returns. The district is now recruiting volunteers for the 2015 tax season, for its 15 different sites. Volunteers should be available to work at least four hours per week during the January to April season. For more information, go to www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer and follow the link at “Become a Volunteer”.  

Learn how to manage your money

In recognition of California’s 1st annual Manage Your Money Week, Redwood Credit Union is offering a free money management workshop on Thursday, Oct. 23. No registration is necessary for the event, which will educate attendees on topics such as setting financial goals, making smart credit choices and choosing good auto loans. The event, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be held at the credit union offices at 3033 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. For more information, please call  (800) 479-7928… Read More »

Levi’s GranFondo needs you

Help the folks who organize Levi’s GranFondo put on the biggest cycling event in North America! Volunteers are needed now through Oct. 9  in lots of areas including as stationary course marshals and rest stop support. Volunteers get a t-shirt, lunch and an  invite to a special thank you party. Interested? Email volunteer@bikemonkey.net.