Local nonprofit wish list
Looking to give a little extra this year? The Kenwood Press reached out to our local north valley nonprofits to see if they needed anything special. Here are some of the things on their wish lists.
Team Sugarloaf Managing Sugarloaf State Park in partnership with California State Parks. (www.sugarloafpark.org, 833-5712)
o In need of a new (or used) side-by-side UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) similar to the Honda Pioneer 700-2. Park manager John Roney reports their last one died from overuse.
Jack London Park Partners Managing Jack London State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks. (jacklondonpark.com, 938-5216)
o 24-inch monitors - most staff work from tiny, tiny screens
o A new Epson printer - workforce pro - model WF 5620
o Heavy-duty wheel barrow
o Shovels, picks, McLeod's
o Ladders of all shapes and sizes
o Gas powered pole pruner
Glen Ellen Forum A nonprofit focused on building a stronger community for the residents of Glen Ellen. (glenellen.org, 935-9163, Please send tax deductible donation to Glen Ellen Forum, P.O. Box 490, Glen Ellen 95442. Forum will send a tax receipt.)
o Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All
o Donations to help us help those in need
o Land for a children's park
o Land to grow a community garden
o A community building for shared space, meetings, art, education, classes, events and storage
o Folding tables and chairs for community events
o Contractors/builders for community projects
o Access to a commercial kitchen for community meals
o Funding to help folks with tree removal and landscape improvements to create fire-safe zones around structures
o Donations to cover a grant funding shortfall for storage sheds for fire survivors - $3,000
o More community member involvement
SOS: Sonoma Overnight Support Sonoma Valley's only overnight homeless service organization, located in Sonoma. (www.sonomaovernightsupport.org, 939-6777)
o Wool socks
o Knit caps
o Prepared canned food - ravioli, pork and beans, chili
o LED flashlights
o Bottled water
o Large, extra large, 2XL thermals
o Rain ponchos
o Baby wipes
o Anybody who would like to volunteer to cook and deliver dinner for 20 once a month on a Saturday or Sunday through March 31.
o Funds to purchase a complete heavy-duty mechanic's tool set to better maintain the equipment our community has provided us. The cost is roughly $8,000, which represents a significant savings, as we can take advantage of government contract pricing. Checks can be made payable to Kenwood Firefighters' Association, and mailed to P.O. Box 249.
Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department(www.mayacamasvfd.org, firstname.lastname@example.org)
o A Type-6 Fire Engine that is ISO compliant
Friends of Annadel State Park(www.fotasp.com)
o Always looking for dedicated volunteers
o Readers' ideas for improving their experience in the park
o Measure M provides no money for State Parks, so please donate to support your State Parks
Save the date for our annual Fundraiser dinner, June 29, Friedman Center, Santa Rosa.