by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center
Here we are at the end of another year; and what a year it has been! Over the past year the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center been visited by a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, hosted art, cooking, movement, violin, and yoga classes, sponsored an entire month of children’s summer camps, hosted monthly legal clinics, and invited trick-or-treaters to a spooky Haunted FRC on Halloween. We have welcomed young children, their parents and caregivers to weekly children’s playgroups, fed and clothed many hundreds of people, and produced an Earth Day Celebration that truly celebrated our extraordinary planet and the magnificently diverse life it supports.
We are joined in our service to the San Juan Ridge Community by several excellent nonprofits that exist to improve lives and the world we inhabit. Founded and maintained by very dedicated individuals, each of these organizations fills a niche, providing a unique and valuable service.
If you are looking for a way to “give back”, why not support one, some, or all of these excellent organizations? You can volunteer your time or your money. Become a member. Volunteer on work days. Attend events. Write a check. All donations are tax deductable and contribute to making this a better world for all.
“Community Legal is committed to help people get tools to resolve conflict and have more power in their lives. We focus on making the legal system available and friendly for people with disabilities or a very low income.”
Donations can be made via their website: communitylegal.net
NORTH COLUMBIA SCHOOLHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
“The mission of North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is to inspire and educate our community by providing a vehicle for gatherings, performance, art and education that enriches and sustains our rural character and traditions.”
Donations can be mailed to: NCSCC, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
NORTH GOLD SENIOR MOUNTAINEERS
“The North Gold Senior Mountaineers operate the North San Juan Community Center. Their mission is to provide programs, services, and events that support a healthy, thriving community.”
Donations can be mailed to: NGSM, PO Box 324, N San Juan, CA 95960
NORTH SAN JUAN FIRE AUXILIARY
“The mission of San Juan Ridge Fire Auxiliary is to offer financial aid and moral support to the oldest volunteer fire department in Nevada County.”
SAN JUAN RIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
“It is San Juan Ridge Community Library’s mission to provide the best library service possible to all residents of the San Juan Ridge.”
Donations made be mailed to: SJRCL, PO Box 124, North San Juan, CA 95960
SAN JUAN RIDGE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
“The primary purpose of San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association is to promote the environmental, social, and economic well being of the San Juan Ridge community.”
Donations can be mailed to: SJRTA, PO Box 421, North San Juan, CA 95960
YUBA WATERSHED INSTITUTE
“Yuba Watershed Institute is a group of citizens who are concerned with the sustainable use of natural resources and the long-term biological diversity within the Yuba River Watershed.”
Donations can be mailed to: YWI, PO Box 2198, Nevada City, CA 05959