September/October 2018 |
October 10, 2018 
Year-End Giving
As we look back on 2018, Sunflower Hill has made great strides towards fulfilling our mission of providing residential opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is slated to break ground in March 2019! Our vocational programs, the Stable Cafe and Sunflower Hill Gardens have both continued to serve our community by offering exciting learning opportunities and programs for special needs individuals. 

Sunflowe r Hill is proud to have been chosen by Community Health and Education Foundation (CHEF) as a beneficiary of their Donation Match Program. For every 2 dollars donated to Sunflower Hill through their site,  CHEF  will match 1 dollar! As you contemplate your year-end giving, we hope you will consider donating through CHEF to maximize your giving impact. Funds raised will support the mission and vision of Sunflower Hill. We are very grateful to CHEF for the impact they are making not only with our organization, but to non-profits throughout the Tri-Valley!

To donate to Sunflower Hill and take advantage of this generous Match Program, 
please donate here.

Sunflower Hill Gardens Update
Sunflower Hill Gardens Vocational Program
As the school year has started our Sunflower Hill Gardens Vocational Program is in full swing! We are honored to work with 16 special needs classes this year and have one new adult day program working with us each week! Our Special Needs Teacher, Lead Farmer and Garden Team work with our Special Needs Ranchers, creating process-based curriculum, that meet the needs of each individual working in the garden. 

Pumpkin-Fest Family Workday
Celebrate our autumn harvest on Saturday, October 27  from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  All the fun includes painting pumpkins, pumpkin bowling, scare crow making, face painting, games and a costume contest! Join us for an hour or the entire morning. Please register in advance  here . We look forward to sharing this morning with you and your loved ones. 

Produce For Sale
We currently have heirloom tomatoes, sweet potatoes, basil, chives, and sage for sale.  Come by the Sunflower Hill Gardens  at 455 Olivina Avenue in Livermore  to purchase produce on Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays  from 
10-11:30 a.m.

Call for Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers interested in working in the garden and to help work with the ranchers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. 
If you are interested in learning more please email 

Moonlight in the Vines and Long Table Dinner Pictures Are Up!

Our two summer events, Moonlight in the Vines and the Long Table Dinner 
were both wonderful evenings. Thank you to all who attended! 
If you'd like to view the pictures from these events, you can do so on our  Flickr Page . 

Sunflower Hill is This Year's Fund-A-Need Beneficiary for A Starry Night!
Sunflower Hill is thrilled and honored to have been chosen as Pleasanton North Rotary 's Fund-A-Need Beneficiary for this year's 
A Starry Night event! This Black & White Masquerade Starry Night will be on Saturday, October 20 at Castlewood Country Club. They are almost sold out, so if you'd like to join us, please go to their event website page

Thank you, PNR for your continued support of Sunflower Hill!

Trek For Autism

A HUGE THANK YOU to Dan and Maddy Foster,  Trek For Autism , and  their quest to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 

They raised a total of $15,350 for 
Sunflower Hill!!! 

We are immensely grateful!!
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!
Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 20:  A Starry Night
Sunday, October 21: Breakfast at The Stable Cafe
Saturday, October 27: Pumpkin-Fest Family Workday
Tuesday, November 27: Giving Tuesday
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

Call for Board Members
Interested in serving the community as a Board or Committee Member? Please follow this link to our website to read more about these important roles at Sunflower Hill. 

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