November 2018 |
November 26, 2018 
Giving Tuesday - November 27
Join us tomorrow, November 27 by giving your time, skills, voice, dollars and goods to charity. You can give a smile, make a meal for someone, give up your seat, give a hug, give a wave, volunteer, donate to your favorite nonprofit, and the list goes on. How will you give of yourself on November 27? If donating to Sunflower Hill is one way you want to join this global celebration of giving, we thank you in advance. Secure donations can be made here.
New Vocational Teacher Joins the SFH Team!

We are thrilled to share that Allison Arons will be joining the Sunflower Hill Team as a Vocational Teacher! 

Allison Arons, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 10 years of experience in the autism field. Allison graduated from Argosy University
with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in schools with special needs individuals both in the classroom as well as in the therapy setting. 

Most recently Allison worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist at the Oak Hill School in San Anselmo. The Oak Hill School offers comprehensive and individualized academic programs for students with autism. In that role, Allison assessed new students, trained staff on how to work with students, and maintained a positive space for students to share and thrive. She has also worked as a private therapist and individual skills developer for clients on the spectrum, working on social skills and life skills.  She worked with her clients in both an office environment as well as in the community for real life experience. 

Allison is excited to be part of the Sunflower Hill team!

Want to Volunteer in the Sunflower Hill Gardens?
Do you have a passion for gardening and working with neurodiverse people? Sunflower Hill is seeking volunteers to work alongside our Special Needs and Vocational Teachers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in the New Year! If you are interested in learning more please email

Sip 'N Shop at Rubino Estates Winery
Rubino Estates Winery has selected Sunflower Hill to be the beneficiary for their annual Sip 'N Shop for the third year in a row! 

Due to the popularity of this annual event, it's been expanded to two days, Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 from 
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Various local vendors will be showcasing their newest goodies and all shoppers will receive 10% off Rubino retail this weekend only. Free admission!

Thank you, Rubino Estates Winery for your continued support!
Holiday in the SFH Gardens

You can register  here  for this fun event! 

Please note-
Sunflower Hill Gardens will be closed over the holidays on:
Garden Closed to Programs (Classes)
Monday, December 17 - Friday, January 11th 
Programs will resume on Tuesday, January 12th

Garden Closed to Volunteers 
Saturday, December 22 - Friday, January 7

Available Volunteer hours during those weeks:
December 18, 20 & 21: 9 a.m. - Noon
January 8, 10 & 11: 9 a.m. - Noon

Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

We are very pleased to announce that Sunflower Hill will be a recipient of the Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund! We are incredibly grateful to be a recipient again this year and honored to be included alongside the other valuable nonprofits that continue do much needed work in our community. More information on how to donate to this year's PW Holiday Fund can be found here as well as in upcoming issues of the  Pleasanton Weekly, and on our  Facebook Page.

Thank you again, Pleasanton Weekly!

Thank You for Remembering Sunflower Hill When Shopping on Amazon this Holiday Season
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 27: Giving Tuesday
December: D onate to Sunflower Hill via CHEF and Maximize your gift!
Sat/Sun, December 1-2: Sip 'N Shop at Rubino Winery
Saturday, December 8: Holiday in the Garden Family Workday
Sunday, December 16: Breakfast at The Stable Cafe
Friday, July 12, 2019: Moonlight in the Vines

Sunflower Hill | | | Phone 925.231.6003
P.O. Box 11436 Pleasanton, CA 94588