With fewer festivities on tap, perhaps a less extravagant menu to prepare and certainly fewer guests to greet, many in Sonoma County face a Thanksgiving weekend unlike any other.
The simpler holiday may afford some people more time on their hands than in years past, and perhaps a space to fill in their hearts.
One option? Volunteering.
Young people finish Vallejo projects
Juliana Russell took a ladle to a huge pot of beans. And smiled the entire time.
Close to three months into AmeriCorps’ Vallejo presence, Russell and a handful of others were instrumental in delivering Thanksgiving meals to the homeless.
Sonoma County’s Secret Santa program continues to bring holiday joy to tens of thousands of children and families in need each year. The 2020 program will be a virtual version of traditional giving, including a touchless platform to serve the community and keep staff and volunteers safe.
Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership’s (CVNL) Secret Santa Program has helped neighbors in need for 30 years. Together with partners KZST and Friedman’s Home Improvement, holiday wishes are fulfilled for nearly 40,000 people in Sonoma County each year. New for 2020: Secret Santa will be shifting entirely to an online platform. CVNL encourages everyone in the community to participate this year by adopting hearts or Santa letters online.
Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has opened their call for nominations for the 28th Annual Heart of Marin Awards. Everyone is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of nonprofits and leaders who help make our community healthier, happier, and more equitable by submitting nominations online. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 13th, by 5:00 p.m.