Supporting Our Nonprofits

February 2023

Presented by the Lafayette Chamber
Lafayette Chamber Announcements
Lafayette Chamber presents “Getting your Business 2023 Ready” hosted by Pillar Cowork.

The Speaker Series will take place scheduled Tuesdays throughout the year from 12pm-1pm. In person and online options available for series with the exception of 2/14.
 
Speaker Series 1:
1/31 “Get Ahead of the Pack - Digital and Video Marketing in 2023” – Presented by Alan Koenigsberg, President of Agile Digital Marketing and Stephanie Shaterian, Owner of fLO Content. View promo on YouTube here.
 
2/7 “The Must-Know New Laws of 2023– how they affect you and your business” – Presented by Anthony Hyjer, Business Performance Advisor at Insperity
 
2/14 “Staying Compliant in a Digital World – Keeping Your Website Accessible to Avoid ADA Lawsuits” – Presented by Craig Wacks, Head of Sales at AudioEye *Zoom Only* *Presentation titles subject to change.
 
Speaker Series 2:
Topics will be posted shortly, please note dates: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2.
 
This series is meant to give back to our community by providing knowledgeable speakers about business topics in today's world. 
 
Please be sure to REGISTER for each event as there is limited "in person" availability. A Zoom option will be provided and a link sent prior to the scheduled date, please choose your option during the registration process. 
Business Person of the Year, State of the City Address and Introduction of Lafayette Chamber Board of Directors

The Lafayette Chamber's Business Person of the Year selection committee chose Tom Stack as the 2023 Lafayette Business Person of the Year for his decades of service to our community. Congratulations Tom! A dinner will be held in his honor on Friday, February 3 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa.

The evening will also include the State of City Address by City of Lafayette Mayor Carl Anduri and the introduction of the Lafayette Chamber’s 2023 Board of Directors

The event is now SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, please email info@lafayettechamber.org or call (925) 284-7404. Learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org/bpoy.

Read Lamorinda Weekly article here. 📷 Photo of Tom Stack and wife Kiki by Craig Isaacs, BlueGoo Photography.
Lafayette Chamber Member Orientation
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 5pm-6:15pm, Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the official rundown on the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, how to take advantage of available business resources, and how to participate in community events. Complete with a special welcome and presentations by Chamber Staff, Board Members, and Ambassadors, this is a special chance to get the inside scoop on everything happening in our community!

All members who joined in the last year, people who are new to your organization, as well as those who joined when our office was closed due to the pandemic are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Questions? Contact AJ.
Lafayette Young Professionals Social Mixer

The Lafayette Young Professionals, a branch of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, hosts a wide variety of entertaining and educational events to help take us to the next level in our careers.
 
Please join us for our social mixers on the second Thursday of the month. Our first event of 2023 is on Thursday, February 9, 5pm-6:30pm in the Dug Out at Headlands Brewing Company.
 
Save the date for “Adulting 101” on March 16, 2023, location more information coming soon!
 
Lafayette Yo Pros is designed for the younger crowd ranging in age from 21-39 years old, with "young at heart" always welcome. This is a place where young professionals can tap into our local business community and really develop relationships that will be with us for the rest of our lives.
 
Registration required for each event. Register HERE for February 9. Learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org/young-professionals
Now taking nominations for the 2023 Lafayette Citizen(s) of the Year!

Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 10, 2023 at noon. 

Criteria for Lafayette’s Citizen of the Year are as follows:
  • Must NOT be a current elected or paid member of any City Council or school board.
  • Must be a current Lafayette resident.
  • Must be someone who has given of their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community, where people will want to live, work and shop.
  • Must be someone who models excellence in everything they do.
  • Must be someone who brings this community together and/or makes us proud to be a member of the community.
 
Previous recipients: W.B. Ellis, Ralfe Miller, Margaret Bainbridge, Mel Nielsen, John R. Jacques, M.H. Stanley, C.R. Turner, Theron Nelson, William Zion, Stanford White, Jack Hageman, Lou Repetto, Jop Van Overveen, Vern Odegard, Jack Marchant, Donn Black, Charles Franklin, Chris Adams, John Kennedy, Clifford Feiler, James Lloyd, Boardman Moore, Robert Augenthaler, Percy Whitten, Barbara Bupp, Irene Graff, Ed Stokes, Robert Fisher, Ernie Marriner, Ken Clifford, Don Young, Irene Thomas, Ned Robinson, Alice Johnson, Hirsh Morton, Sue Cross, Tom Cleveland, Herb Joyce, Skid Thomas, Su Stauffer, Tom Courtright, Lynn Hiden, Avon Wilson, Bill Wakeman, Richard Holmes, Guy Atwood, Connie & Mike Collier, Judy Garvens, Anne Grodin, Ellen Peterson, Norma Evans, Robert Wood, Mary McCosker, Budd MacKenzie, Kathy Bowles, Ivor Samson, Gwen Watson, Judy Carney, Jeanne Ateljevich, Team Library, Karen Mulvaney, Gayle Uilkema, Greg Moeller, Toni McShane, Marechal Duncan, Tom Steuber, Dick & Robin Holt, Donovan Jenkins, Don Tatzin, Rick and Janet Cronk, William Fraser and Janet Thomas.
 

📷 Janet Thomas, 2022 Co-Citizen of the Year with Don Tatzin, 2019 Citizen of the Year
Become a lifetime Friend of the Chamber

A Friend of the Chamber membership provides a way for community members to support the efforts of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. We are 75 years strong and our mission continues “To promote and maintain a healthy business climate and to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lafayette.” 

All aspects that make up a community are important to us: schools, residents, churches and synagogues, community organizations, activities, and the city government. Chamber members work with representatives of all these groups for the betterment of our community. A lifetime Friend of the Chamber membership is $150 per family. Learn more here>>
Did you miss our Arts Community email blast? Read it here!
Have an event to share with our community? Add it to our Community Calendar!
FEATURED EVENT
LPIE
Celebrate Our Schools

Friday, February 10, 2023, 4:30-7:30pm
Lafayette Park Plaza (corner of Mt. Diablo & Moraga Rd)

Join LPIE for a festive family night in celebration of all we have done together to enrich our schools over the last 40 years and the potential of what is to come!

  • Games, Art, and Activities
  • Perry the Magician
  • Lafayette Student Performances
  • Live Music by David Martin’s House Party
  • Food Trucks and Restaurants
  • A Special LPIE Announcement

Entry is complimentary; food and drinks available for purchase. RSVP HERE. Guests who register will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive a Valentine’s dinner for two! Must be present on February 10th to win.
Upcoming Events & Special Announcements from our Nonprofit Community
At the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Valentine’s Day Bouquets are now available for pre-order!

Upcoming events:
Sip and Paint, Jan. 27
Mezcal Tasting, Feb. 14
Sound Bath, Feb. 22
From Sustainable Contra Costa

It’s time to get sustainable and join the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge if you haven’t already. This free website (available in both English and Spanish) provides a list of actionable steps you can take to save water, energy, waste and money. When we work together as a community, we can hit some impressive goals- like saving over 1100 tons of CO2 to date! Bonus- you can also earn prizes along the way. Why not check it out?

To get moving, try our February Actions of the Month:

Be sure to check off any action that you have completed on Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge in order to have your points, water savings, and CO2 reduction count for Contra Costa. 
Western Days Event!
 
Saddle up and ride on over to the Concord Thrift Shoppe February 3-5th for our Western Days event. Come in and take a look at our selection of western & vintage clothing, cowboy boots, American memorabilia, collectibles, and more. By supporting our thrift shoppes you're helping us fulfill our mission to provide quality hospice care to everyone in our community. To stay informed on all upcoming sales, online shoppe offerings and more please follow Hospice East Bay on social media. Be sure to mention the Lafayette Chamber to receive an additional 10% off your purchase! www.HospiceEastBay.org.
Join us February 7th for the East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's Volunteer Kickoff

Learn about the Alzheimer's Association, the East Bay Walk, and all of the ways you can volunteer with us this year! RSVP here: tinyurl.com/2023VKO
Sydney Paige Valentine’s Pop-Up Event

Shop to Give! Sydney Paige is having a Valentine’s Pop-Up Event at their warehouse (1243 Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek - Saranap area) on Feb. 10th 4-7pm. They have 18 fabulous local vendors/stores coming (including Kendra Scott) offering gifts for the whole family, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Sydney Paige. Grab some friends and join Sydney Paige for one-stop shopping of all of your Valentine’s Day gift needs!
Monument Crisis Center

Please join Monument Crisis Center in celebrating our 20th year of service to the community at our Heartfelt Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Tickets and sponsorships are available now: fundraiser.bid/heartfelt2023. Please email agambero@monumentcrisiscenter.org for questions or further information. See you there!
The Tom Mulvaney Legacy Award

LPIE is proud to announce a call for nominations for the Tom Mulvaney Legacy Award to honor those individuals, families, or businesses who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the LPIE mission.
 
CRITERIA
  1. Embodies LPIE’s mission to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools.
  2. Displays leadership skills that inspire others. Helps create a vision for the future and helps others understand their role in achieving that vision.
  3. Has demonstrated a continuing commitment of their time, treasure, or energy to further LPIE’s mission.

Nominations are due at https://www.lpie.org/legacy-award by February 14th at midnight. The winner will be announced March 25th, 2023 at LPIE's Masquerade Gala. 
Volunteer Workday

Come volunteer at Family Harvest Farm, John Muir Land Trust’s thriving urban farm located in Pittsburg, California where youth and adults participate in a local regenerative food system. You’ll be working alongside farm staff and other volunteers pulling weeds, mulching, and other farm activities. The day will start off with a tour and orientation followed by a few hours of getting your hands dirty. Lunch is from 12:30-1:00pm. We’ll wrap up at 2pm. No experience required. Come prepared to learn and have fun! Register here.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament for Youth Homes

Youth Homes is betting they see you at their Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament fundraiser on March 10th, 2023 at 5pm. All levels are welcome to join for an evening of "going all in" for local youth impact! Your $75 buy-in includes buffet dinner at Back Forty Texas BBQ in Pleasant Hill. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/475335119137to to purchase your tickets!
Rock Out Hunger 2023

Buy your tickets today! Rock Out Hunger 2023 is set for Saturday, March 25th at Blackhawk Country Club. Enjoy dinner and cocktails, dancing and live music, and a silent and live auction - all proceeds benefiting Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa and our mission to fight food insecurity in our community.

"It’s the summertime event we’ve all been waiting for!

A Brighter Day’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up on June 12th. This year it will be held at the Crow Canyon Country Club, so be sure to mark your calendars!

If you’re a local business looking to spread your name and help a great cause, we need your help sponsoring our event. All sponsorship packages are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly back to our mission to stop teen suicide. You can find out more about our sponsorship packages at https://abrighterday.info/2023-charity-golf-tournament/.

Not a golfer or a sponsor? Be a volunteer and help us make a difference. Reach out to us at support@abrighterday.info.

It’s going to be an incredibly fun day in the sun playing golf with friends–all for a great cause. Save the date for June 12th and help us chip away at teen suicide!"
Special Announcements
Community Foundation of Lafayette
Excellence Grants Application 

The Community Foundation of Lafayette's Excellence Grants application deadline is April 30, 2023. For almost 25 years, the Community Foundation has been giving grants to community nonprofits in the categories of Human Services, Seniors, Youth Development & Education and Arts & Culture. If you are interested in applying for an Excellence Grant, please click HERE. To learn more about the Community Foundation, please visit www.lafayettecf.org. Selected grantees will be notified in mid-May. If you have any questions about the grant application process, please email info@lafayettecf.org.
Wallet & Purse Collection for Bay Area Rescue Mission

Bay Area Rescue Mission is seeking donations of gently used wallets for men and women and small purses for women.
When their clients are starting their programs to transition off the streets they start with teaching them they need to carry a wallet / purse with identification and their necessary paperwork.

MVPC will be have a collection bin at the Chamber office. Items can be dropped off during regular Chamber office hours, Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm; Closed Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-1pm for lunch. Closed Monday, February 20 for President's Day.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

“Oh my goodness, wow,” says Robert, a retiree living in San Pablo, when asked how he’s feeling about the cost of food. “Just the cost of a loaf of bread and eggs... Everything has gone up.”
To stretch his retirement income Robert got a part time job, and commutes by bus whenever fuel prices spike. But while we’ve said goodbye to 2022, the high prices it ushered in are still hitting our neighbors hard. With the high cost of living in the Bay Area – not to mention food prices – the numbers aren’t adding up. And Robert isn’t alone. 
Across our community, thousands of seniors are finding their fixed incomes aren’t buying the food they used to. Here at the Food Bank, we’re feeling the strain too. Right now, items like eggs cost us almost three times as much to buy as they did last year! Can you help us continue to support seniors and neighbors of all ages by making a gift today? 
Even with high food prices, our bulk buying power means that just $15 can help provide over 30 meals worth of food for our neighbors. You’ll ensure seniors like Robert can access healthy foods like fresh produce, meats and dairy – and have one less cost to worry about.
Winter Evening Program at the Trinity Center Walnut Creek

Our Winter Evening Program is ongoing, and we are still seeking volunteers.

Trinity Center’s Winter Evening Program provides up to 38 participants a warm evening meal, and a safe, dry place to sleep from now through April 13th, 2023.

The support of our donors and volunteers is key to the success of this program. For more details and to sign-up, please visit: https://trinitycenterwc.org/winter-evening-program
Volunteer and Donations Needs at Hope Solutions

Welcome Baskets, Ready to Move-In Kits, and Furnishings
To complement Hope Solutions supportive services, we work to provide furnishings, housewares as well as fulfill special requests for our clients. This would not be possible without our community’s support. Click the Signup Genius link below to view and sign up our current greatest needs for clients: https://bit.ly/donationsneededJan-Feb2023.
After-School Program Volunteers Needed: We are looking for patient and compassionate volunteers to provide academic support and mentoring for the children in our after-school program. We ask volunteers to commit to one afternoon per week (Monday-Thursday) or bi-weekly for the remaining of the semester at our Pittsburg and Pleasant Hill after-school programs. The highest need is at our Pittsburg location.

If you are interested in becoming an After-School Homework Club volunteer tutor, please complete our interest form: https://www.hopesolutions.org/volunteer-interest or email Sandibel Arnold, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, at sarnold@hopesolutions.org to get started.
Ruby Boots Gala Sponsorship and Auction Opportunities: Kick up your heels and join us for our most exciting event of the year as we celebrate our 15th annual gala, Ruby Boots: There’s No Place Like Home at the San Ramon Marriott on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Dust off your boots and saddle up for a fun and life-changing event to raise funds to benefit homeless families and individuals in Contra Costa County. Festivities include cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, seated dinner, inspirational speakers, and entertainment by David Martin’s House Party. To support the gala you can become a sponsor, donate auction items, and/or buy tickets.

Auction Items Needed: We need your help securing fabulous items to make our silent auction a success. It’s also an excellent way to promote your business. There are three ways to help make our silent auction a success: 1) donate an auction basket, 2) work with your community to create one or multiple donations, 3) donate individual items including gift cards, gift certificates, and more. Click on the link provided to see a list of items needed and to sign up to donate: https://bit.ly/rubyauction2023

To learn more about the gala, including sponsorship and ticketing, please visit: https://www.hopesolutions.org/annualgala or contact Carrie Veurink, Manager of Development & Community (cveurink@hopesolutions.org / 925-542-5068).

To see a full list of Volunteer Opportunities for January – March 2023, visit the Hope Solutions website or CLICK HERE:
Advocate for the Best Interest of Children. Become a CASA Volunteer.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Volunteers work with professionals to ensure that judges have the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
Attend one of our hour-long Zoom Info Sessions to learn more about the program and how you can be involved. Once involved, our program will support you every step of the way. Sign Up 
Become a Tutor for Children in Foster Care 
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Tutors provide in-person, high quality, consistent, and accessible educational support to children and youth in the foster care system. 
 
If you have a background in education or experience as a teacher, tutor, or paraeducator, we invite you to sign up for an Informational Session, or email volunteer@cccocasa.org. We are especially in need of tutors for middle and high school math support.
Friends Corner Book Shop

Friends Corner Book Shop offers a wide variety of gently used books in dozens of topic areas for your shopping pleasure.  
 
Do you have some extra time in your life? The Book Shop is recruiting for volunteers! The average time commitment is a few hours per week and training is provided. Come join the all-volunteer staff and their good work supporting the programs, collections, and service of the Lafayette Library.
 
Interested? Send an email to friendscornerbookshop@gmail.com.
 
Store Hours: 
Monday through Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed
Join the Lamorinda Spirit Team!

Lamorinda Spirit is looking for a paid Dispatcher and volunteer Drivers to take older adults to appointments, errands, and shopping.
 
You know how important it is for your older parents and grandparents to get to medical and personal appointments, grocery shopping, and errands. The Lamorinda Spirit Senior Transportation Program has an amazing team of drivers and dispatchers, and we are always looking for more, especially Dispatchers!
·        Do you enjoy talking to older adults on the phone?
·        Do you enjoy solving logistical puzzles?
·        Are you proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office Suite?
·        Are you interested in experiencing the satisfaction of helping seniors get to medical, personal, and social appointments, errands, exercise, lunch at Café Costa or to visit a spouse in a care facility?
·        Are you available every or every other Monday and Friday afternoon?

If you answered yes, contact us now at (925) 284-5546 or rjuster@lovelafayette.org.

If you are 60+, call 925-283-3534 to schedule a ride to lunch in a social setting at Café Costa, or to go shopping, to an appointment or errand. If you have a free morning or afternoon, are 25+, and have a good driving record, call 925-284-5546 to find out about becoming a volunteer driver.
Assistance League Donates Food Boxes to Contra Costa Families

No one should go hungry! Food Boxes volunteers prepared 60 food boxes to benefit Contra Costa families.

Assistance League® of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs. Its programs are primarily funded by the Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, located in Lafayette. 

Established in 2012, Assistance League® of Diablo Valley’s Community Programs include 8 programs that meet a range of community needs. Food Boxes, chaired by Janet Venturino, is one of these programs. In preparing for an upcoming event, Food Boxes Committee members selected such shelf stable items as canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tuna, pasta, cereal, chili, peanut butter and jelly and cereal. Everyday needs such as laundry detergent, dish soap and toothpaste completed the inventory. Once delivered to the Assistance League Offices in Walnut Creek, its large conference room became an assembly line workplace where member volunteers did their magic.

The next phase, distribution, engaged the Contra Costa County Service Integration Program that, with the help of CAL WORKS, delivered 60 filled boxes to Richmond Family Service Centers, which is a mere 30 minutes from Walnut Creek. The entire process went beyond providing food and household products to families in need; it celebrated a community awareness and support that nurtured at a deeper level.

To learn more about the hands-on philanthropic programs primarily funded by the Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop in Lafayette, please visit the website: diablovalley.assistanceleague.org.
White Pony Express Receives Highest Rating from Esteemed Charity Navigator
 
White Pony Express (WPE), headquartered in Pleasant Hill and serving all of Contra Costa County, recently received word that the premier nonprofit rating group Charity Navigator has awarded WPE their highest rating possible—100% and 4 stars! Charity Navigator, the largest of its kind in the U.S., is an organization that evaluates the financial health, accountability, and transparency of thousands of nonprofit organizations based in the United States.
 
WPE Honored at Charity Navigator’s Twentieth Anniversary
Charity Navigator flew three of its highest rated nonprofit agencies to its headquarters in New Jersey as part of its twentieth anniversary. White Pony Express was among them, participating in a program attended by a distinguished group of philanthropists, funding officers, and community leaders. 

At this gathering, Eve Birge, Executive Director at WPE, was interviewed. Introducing her, the host said, “Because of WPE’s great work and outstanding rating on Charity Navigator, they were at the top of the list of organizations to highlight!” Less than one-tenth of one percent of nonprofits earn a perfect score from Charity Navigator.

Candid Award
Adding to this remarkable achievement, WPE also learned that Candid, a recognized national organization formed in 2019 from the merger of GuideStar and Foundation Center, awarded WPE its platinum seal of transparency—their highest accolade! Candid works to provide transparency in the social sector and makes valuable information available to the public about nonprofits.

In Eve’s words, “We are honored by the recognition from Charity Navigator and Candid. This is a reflection of the heartfelt dedication of our founder, volunteers, and staff team. Together we have built a gold standard, replicable food rescue organization that will eliminate hunger when taken to scale. These awards show that the work of WPE is deeply impactful, fiscally responsible, and totally transparent.” 

About White Pony Express (WPE): Founded in 2013 by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner with an initial budget of only $800, WPE is a volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need—with love. WPE’s Food Rescue Program operates seven days a week, rescuing a daily average of 12,000+ pounds of high-quality, surplus, fresh food from over 50 local food outlets. This nutritious food is redistributed within 24 hours to 90 nonprofit partner recipients who feed the hungry in our county. Since its inception, WPE has rescued and delivered more than 20 million pounds of nutritious food—equal to 17 million meals—and prevented more than 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the air we breathe. All of WPE’s services are provided free of charge. 

WPE also operates a General Store which distributes new and like-new clothing, educational toys, hygiene kits, and emergency supplies to those in need. In 9 years, we have given away more than 920,000 items. Media coverage about WPE can be found here.
Self-care Recovery Tips and Virtual Treatment Options

Kaiser Permanente and Contra Costa Health have partnered to provide our community with information about self-care recovery tips and virtual treatment options that can help you get better if you get sick. This winter, many viruses (COVID, influenza and RSV) are spreading in the community creating crowded waiting rooms in doctors’ offices and hospital emergency rooms. Fortunately, most people who get sick with a virus can recover safely at home.

Visit this webpage in English and Spanish to learn more about how to recover at home if you feel sick and when to contact your medical provider.

Additional resources include
Lafayette Juniors 2023 Lifestyle Tour - Sponsorship Opportunities

The Lafayette Juniors is a 100% volunteer-run women’s organization whose active members are residents of Lamorinda. Through the dedication of our members, local partners, sponsors, and supporters, we have helped to raise over $800,000 in the last 20+ years for more than 50 non-profit groups. Our 2023 beneficiaries are A Brighter DayAssistance League of Diablo Valley, and Cancer Support Community Bay Area
 
Our 2023 Fundraising Event
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, we will host our 24th Annual Lifestyle Tour, which brings together scores of Lamorinda residents to tour 6 lovely homes in Lafayette. The tour showcases home interiors, outdoor kitchens, pools, and play spaces. This year our event attendees will receive a keepsake printed resource guide, as well as an online interactive version, highlighting local businesses to visit and source from. Sponsorship opportunities are available in both half and full page options and will be full color. Placing a sponsorship in the Resource Guide is a wonderful way for your business to gain exposure among our most engaged local residents. Pricing is as follows:
 
Early Bird (now - February 1st):
Half Page: $250
Full Page: $500

February 2nd - March 31st:
Half Page: $275
Full Page: $550
 
If you would like to generously support our beneficiaries, please fill out our advertising commitment form online or download it and send it to Jenny Crist at jenniferannecrist@gmail.com. If you need advertisement creative assistance, please let us know and we can provide a “creative best practices” document. We kindly ask that you confirm your commitment to participate by March 31st.
Cooking with Kids Foundation
Lafayette Park & Recreation Dept. Summer camp 2023
Lafayette Community Center Kitchen
July 10 - 14, 2023, 5 & 6 yrs., 9–12 PM; 7–12 yrs., 1-4 PM
 
5 day camp; Kids come and make new friends and learn to cook a German Dinner. Kids eat what they cook. Our menu; Hot potato salad, Black bread, Rhine carrots, cucumber salad, Rouladen beef roll or tofu roll, Spätzle/noodles, Chicken Fricassee, Apple strudel and Raspberry Linzer torte and many more. Please wear closed toed shoes to all classes

For more information or the register for the camps see the information listed below;
500 St. Mary’s Rd Lafayette, CA. 94549. www.lafayetterec.org (925) 284-2232
Fundraise with the Oakland Athletics!

Add a fundraising element to support your organization for any group of 15 or more people. This is available for ANY Oakland Athletics home game, but it does come with added fees, estimated to be between $2-$6 per ticket. Parking can be added on when attendees are in the process of checking out.

Below are the Super Saver game dates that are eligible for non-profits, schools, and fundraising groups of 15 or more people. Tickets are available in the Coliseum in sections; Field Level ($15 per ticket), Plaza Level ($10 per ticket), and Plaza Outfield Level ($10 per ticket). With any group purchase, you have the option to add on a fundraising component. This fundraising element can be easily incorporated by adding on to the ticket cost, so when your attendees are checking out, they can see that their ticket price includes a donation to the fundraising group.

Angels 4/1; Cubs 4/17; Reds 4/28; Reds 4/29; Mariners 5/2; Rangers 5/12 - AAPI Night; Diamondbacks 5/17; Rays 6/14; White Sox 7/1; Twins 7/14 - African American Heritage Night; Rangers 8/7; Rangers 8/9; Orioles 8/20

Contact Carly Wade at cwade@athletics.com with any questions/inquiries regarding anything A's ticket-related or to get seats locked in for the upcoming season!
Sometimes it Takes a Village
 
Lamorinda Village is a membership organization of like-minded senior residents who are dedicated to building a community that engages and empowers its members to thrive as they age. Established in 2015, we support our members with innovative ways to live well and safely in their homes. Led by a dynamic group of long-standing residents of the community and a committed team of volunteers, we offer:
·       Wide variety of local social activities and events
·       Educational presentations often with recognized experts in their field
·       Essential services provided by volunteers or vetted vendors.
 
Our volunteers are the foundation of Lamorinda Village. We always welcome individuals from the community who are interested in helping our older neighbors with your time and expertise. 
 
We invite you to reach out to us to learn more about our organization for yourself, for your neighbor OR to become a volunteer at: info@lamorindavillage.org. Visit us at: www.lamorindavillage.org.
Did You Know?
 
In case you did not already know, the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building is home to the largest variety of events in Contra Costa County! From Weddings, Mitzvah’s, business meetings, to Celebrations of Life, the Veterans Building hosts those type of events and more. 

Since reopening after the Covid shutdown, the Veterans Building is once again THE place to rent for your next event – and NO you do not have to be a Veteran to hold your gathering in our beautiful facility. Not only can you hold your event in the building, but we can help to make it all happen with suggestions for a caterer, decorations, or a DJ or musicians to make your party downright memorable. To take a site tour or get more information, please contact our Building Director Eileen Lawrence at 925-283-1153 or at info@lafayetteveterans.org.
Lafayette Celebrating 175+ Years

In 2023, the City of Lafayette will be exploring and celebrating our local history. They are working in partnership with Lafayette Historical Society (LHS), to increase awareness and appreciation of our history including recognition and understanding of the indigenous people who were first on the land that is now Lafayette, as well as the Spaniards and Rancheros that preceded American settlers who laid out the built community that we see today. The theme “Celebrating 175+ Years” also nods to our future. Learn more about the year long celebration here.

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Sara Regan, Executive Director 
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA
Office hours by appointment only:
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm
Closed M-Thr 12:30-1pm for lunch.
Closed Monday, February 20 for the holiday.

(925) 284-7404