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Good Deeds

Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

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.    

Lend shop a hand

Treasure House, a nonprofit consignment shop in Santa Rosa, is seeking volunteers who enjoy working in a retail setting selling antiques and collectibles. Shifts to be filled are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at least twice a month. Treasure House sales support the YWCA’s Safe House for abused women and children. Proceeds from the shop also are donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and other local charities. For more information, call 523-1188.

Join outdoor team

Sonoma County Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer organization, is seeking committed new members. Applicants should be comfortable in the outdoors, reasonably fit and able to hike. The group provides training. An orientation will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Santa Rosa. For more information or to apply, email infoSoSAR@gmail.com or go to sonomasar.org.

Assist at dining site

The Meals on Wheels nutrition program is urgently seeking dining site helpers at the Rohnert Park Senior Center. Duties include hosting, setting tables, serving food and helping with cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. A free background check is required. Contact Michele Leonard at 525-0143, ext. 147, for registration.