COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT

11.11 –Sausalito’s Fourth Annual Beautification Day – 9 am – Noon

             Sausalito’s Fourth Annual Beautification Day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:00 am until noon on the long-neglected grounds of the Sausalito Post Office.  Beautification Day will once again be sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful.  Simple clean up tasks include weeding, trimming, raking and mulching.  Gardening gloves, sunscreen, a water bottle and enthusiasm are all that’s needed.  A light lunch will be served.  To join in the fun and experience the satisfaction of another job well done, please join other community volunteers by pre-registering at volunteer@sausalitobeautiful.org .  Volunteers are asked to register no later than November 8th.  Details will be forwarded nearer to the date to all registrants.  What a difference a day will make!

 

All Month Long – The Giving Tree

            In the spirit of giving to our community, the Sausalito Woman’s Club will be providing a special holiday gift for each of the teachers at Bayside/MLK and Willow Creek Academy.  By buying an ornament for The Giving Tree, members of the SWC will provide an Amazon Gift Card for each teacher to help support classroom projects.  Ornaments can be purchased for $20.  The goal is to fill The Giving Tree with ornaments so each classroom benefits!  If you’d like to purchase an ornament, please contact Laurie Tandy – laurietandy@att.net or Susan D. Frank – sdf4500@gamil.com

 

 

SWC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BAYSIDE/MLK VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS

How you can help:

Volunteer

  • Visual Arts – help in classes or after school – contact: efranz@smcsd.org
  • Music – Lessons, or provide performance opportunity – contact: jnewton@smcsd.org
  • Theater & Dance – contact Arts Liaison, Ellen Franz with ideas – contact: efranz@smcsd.org

Donate (and receive a tax deduction)

 

BLOSSOM PROJECT

  • Blossom supports homeless women in the Bay Area by providing them with much needed sanitary products. To personalize this, they are asking for handwritten notes to accompany the products.
  • You can help by picking up a card and write the message: “To one woman from another, we care.  Be safe.”  Your signature.

Mail the card to Tine Christensen, 25 Corinthian Court, #31, Tiburon, CA 94920
For more information go to blossom-project.org


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS

  • The MLK Clubhouse needs volunteers to commit one hour during either afternoon homework time or to their literacy program.
  • For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact:
  • Nicole Harrington, Branch Director MLK Clubhouse – nharrington@mpbgc.org  or 415.342.4116

 


BRIDGE THE GAP

  • Volunteers and Tutor/Mentors are needed to support the education of Marin City Youth. Opportunities are available in the after-school and evening programs.
  • For more information and/or to volunteer, contact: Naiesha Luckey, Volunteer Coordinator – naieshaluckey@btgcollegeprep.org, 415.339.9411 http://btgcollegeprep.org, click on Volunteers

 


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CANAL ALLIANCE

The Canal Alliance works to help low-income, Spanish speaking immigrants acquire the tools they need to thrive. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.

 

 


CARSS (Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors)

  • Drivers needed to provides rides for seniors 60+ or those with disabilities within Sausalito.
  • Contact: Connie Captanian, Program Coordinator  944.5474
  • infocarrs4you@gmail.com

CENTER FOR DOMESTIC PEACE

The Center for Domestic Peace leads a comprehensive effort to end domestic violence. As part of their work, they offer transitional housing to families in need.  Some items from the“Wish List” includes (www.centerfordomesticepeace.org):

  • Strollers
  • New Bedding & Towels
  • Large-size Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Infant/Toddler Car Seats
  • New Clothing
  • Umbrellas
  • Gift Certificates for Safeway, United, Target, etc. for groceries

Contact: Marla Hedlund, Development & Community Relations Manager  526.2543  Mhedlund@c4dp.org

 


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE

  • Volunteers are needed to shelve books, kibitz with customers & do general organizational chores. They are open Monday, 9 – 5, Wed. & Sat., 10 – 1.  Drop-ins welcome.
  • Contact Libby Wilkinson 332.0206

 


 

MARIN CITY LIBRARY – WISH LIST DONATIONS

Contribute to the Marin City Library by donating from their “WISH LIST” below.

Contact Diana Lopez, Librarian 415.332.6158 or DLopez@marincounty.org


OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

  • opendoorVolunteers: Quarterly Friday Hot Meal – either a, main dish, vegetable or salad

Blankets, Quilts, Sleeping Bags, Bedding (flat & fitted & pillowcases), Bath Mats, Warm Jackets, Vests (fleece, down, polyester filled), Rain Gear (especially sailing quality), Warm Winter Items, Underwear (used but not overstretched) and Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner & lotions – travel size or partially filled larger bottles).

 


 

SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • The Ice House Visitor Center & Museum hosts over 30,000 visitors annually. Volunteer docents are needed during peak hours in the Museum to welcome visitors and help them appreciate Sausalito history.
  • To be trained as a volunteer, contact: 289.4117 or info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.org

 


 

SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOOLS’ PROGRAM

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Bayside Awards 2015

  • Volunteer docents are needed to work with third-grade students at Willow Creek and Bayside schools in exploring Sausalito’s history and what part the students play in it. Docents make classrooms presentations, reenact snippets of history and lead field trips.  No teaching experience required and minimal training needed.
  • Contact: Susan D. Frank @ 415.517.2035 or sdf4500@gmail.com or call SHS @ 415.289.4117

 

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SAUSALITO SCHOOLS BOOK CONNECTION

  • As a way to connect the students in our local schools to books, a local resident has organized a “book connection.” With the donation of $20, a gift card from Book Passages Sausalito will be given to one student per class at each of the schools who has shown extra effort in learning.  The gift cards can be purchased at Book Passage, or by mail at 100 Bay Street, Sausalito, CA 94965, Attn:
  • Contact: Brahna Stone – 415.331.1961

 


SAUSALITO SISTER CITIES


SAUSALITO TREES AND VIEWS COMMITTEE

  • The Trees & Views Committee is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies. Committee members attend monthly meetings to primarily review tree removal & alteration permit applications and render advisory decisions of view claims.
  • Contact: Katie Laufman  289.4106  klaufman@ci.sausalito.ca.us

 


SAUSALITO VILLAGE

  • Sausalito Village is a “volunteer first” organization that provides services such as companionship, errands, pet care, etc. to members. Orientation provided.
  • For more information: 332.3325 or concierge@sausalitovillage.org

 


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Feeding wildlife patients is a top priority at Wildcare. Recently, Wildcare’ lost a significant amount of animal food and supplies due to flooding from the rains.   There are several ways to help them:

  • Donate – www.wildcarebayarea.org
  • Provide gift cards to Safeway, Costco, and Nuts.com
  • Donate heating pads without out auto shut-off.
  • Donate Fleece or Flannel material (incl. sheets)

For more information, check out their website at www.wildcarebayarea.org

 


WILLOW CREEK ACADEMY – WISH LIST

Willow Creek Academy has some needs/wishes for their students. For anyone interested in meeting those needs/wishes, they are:

  • Additional books and magazines in Spanish
  • Microscopes & Science Equipment for the Lab
  • Chrome Books

For more information, contact:  Tara Seekins, Head of School, at tseekins@willowcreekacademy.org

 


WILLOW CREEK ACADEMY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 

Willow Creek Academy’s After School program wants to partner with SWC members to enrich the lives of the students aged 11-13. Come spend an afternoon (3-6 pm) with the students.

Contact: Paige Rosenthal, Program Director
prosenthal@willowcreekacademy.org