In our first-ever grant win specifically for our Adult & Senior Services, we are elated to join the carefully selected group of programs that Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (SWCW) supports. SWCW is Sonoma County’s signature, and largest, charity event, bringing together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, along with a collection of the area’s best chefs. Jointly produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation, all proceeds benefit local charities. Since its inception, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised over $12 million for charities that benefit students, children, farm workers and people in need in Sonoma County communities.
SWCW’s generous grant will help us bring high quality books free of charge to thousands of adults and seniors throughout Sonoma County in the coming year, especially those who are most challenged for access. This includes service directly to the residences of the frail and elderly, rural populations, residents with low incomes, farm and migrant workers, denizens of dense urban environments that lack a culture of reading (such as Roseland and the Sonoma Valley Springs area), and other underserved adults. At these bookmobile visits, all patrons will be able to browse and select books of choice to take home and keep as long as they wish, including audio and large-print titles for seniors with vision challenges, Spanish-language materials, and books that are specifically geared toward ESL learners and their families.
We look forward to a long and productive collaboration as part of the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend family. Thank you!