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Good Deeds

Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Get in the dirt with the School Garden Network

The School Garden Network (www.schoolgardens.org)  is seeking volunteers to  to support school garden programs in the county. You can participate either in the garden classroom working with small groups of students or with maintenance projects. We have a particular need for folks with carpentry and irrigation skills to help schools with infrastructure projects. For more information contact Laurel Anderson at info@schoolgardens.org  or call 508-9710  

Help sell collectibles at Treasure House

Treasure House, a nonprofit consignment shop in Santa Rosa, is seeking volunteers to sell antiques and collectibles. Shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. twice a month. Thirty percent of sales are donated to the YWCA, Redwood Empire Food Bank and other charities. Call 523-1188 for more information.

Park cleanup days set

Santa Rosa’s Recreation and Parks Department offers several family-friendly opportunities this spring to help clean up parks. Join them Saturday at Pioneer Park for a volunteer event, or at one of four Earth Day park cleanups April 19. For information, visit vhub.at/santarosarec or contact Elaine Gutsch at 543-3279 or egutsch@srcity.org.

Light the Night coming up

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Light The Night Walk needs volunteers. Tasks include recruitment and community relations. For information, contact Amber Heidtke at Amber.Heidtke@LLS.org or 544-4350.

Join the Fair Trade movement

Leading the Way, Santa Rosa Fair Trade campaign is seeking volunteers for a variety of committees and events. The campaign is based upon a national model provided by Fair Trade TownsUSA that has been implemented in over 30 cities across the country. To volunteer or for more information, go to http://santarosafairtrade.wordpress.com or contact Maria Lewytzkyj-Milligan at 415-585-5377  or email santarosafairtrade@gmail.com

Help the homeless through donations

The Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless is seeking donations of sleeping bags, fiber-filled jackets, backpacks, sleeping mats, flashlights, new cushioned socks, athletic shoes, hiking boots, water bottles and  first aid kits. To donate, call Fawn at 575-4494  or go to www.sonomacountyhomeless.org

Use your hammering skills

Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm in Sebastopol needs help with construction projects. This is a good opportunity for a retired contractor or carpenter who’d like to swing a hammer on Wednesday mornings. For more details, contact Erin at erinsheff@comcast.net.