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Speedway Children’s Charities Revs Up Bookmobile Grant for 2020
Written by admin, November 25th, 2019   

Speedway Children's Charities

We love our friends out at the racetrack! The local chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities hosts fundraising events throughout the year at famed Sonoma Raceway, then distributes the proceeds to youth-supporting non-profits. It’s a wonderful model of philanthropy that has generated almost $7 million for the benefit of Sonoma County kids since 2001.

The events themselves are totally unique, starting with the hillside setting of one of America’s most challenging circuits and the fabulous raceway staff that plays host. The calendar for the 2020 season includes the Tour de Charity Karting Day, Speedway Children’s Charities NASCAR Banquet, Eric Medlen Nitro Night dinner, Red Bucket Brigade and Sonoma Show and Shine. To get in on the fun, call 707-933-3950 or view the full list by clicking here:

We also want to acknowledge the large role the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) plays in helping raise these important funds. In October they will hold their Charity Challenge Vintage Car Races which features Track Rides for Charity. Last year they had everything from Can-Am cars to a Ferrari 250 GTO available for rides, offering a near-race-speed lap for participants.

A huge thank you to SCC Sonoma for doing amazing things for our community, including a largest-ever grant for the Free Bookmobile’s youth outreach program!

Jenner Inn To Host Free Bookmobile FUNdraiser Dinner
Written by admin, November 5th, 2019   

FB Dinner Flyer

Another great way to support us in our time of need! Our friends at Jenner Inn are generously hosting a gourmet dinner FUNdraiser on November 21 on the gorgeous Sonoma Coast. We’ll have drinks, music, mingling, a lovely meal and a FREE choose-your-own raffle. The Jenner community has always been enthusiastic about our outreach and we are thrilled to have them behind us as we campaign to raise money for our new bookmobile and operations. Huge thanks to Charlie Coyne and his staff at the Jenner Inn for providing everything so that 100% of the proceeds will benefit our non-profit program!

Please check the flyer above for details and get your tickets today as space is limited. You can click here to use a credit card:

OR send a check made payable to “Free Bookmobile” to Jenner Community Club, PO Box 1, Jenner, CA 95450.

See you there!

Bethlehem Foundation Powers Senior Outreach for Fifth Year Running
Written by admin, November 1st, 2019   

Guerrilla community service

Our generous sponsors at the local Bethlehem Foundation have once again stepped forward to make sure we will be able to carry on our senior outreach in 2020. This has been a terrific partnership stretching back to 2015 and has meant that thousands more area elders, especially those of lesser financial means, have enjoyed the benefits of bookmobile service to their doorsteps.

Bringing books to access-challenged seniors has been a priority for the program since day one. Even during our initial trailer phase, we were able to find enough space in low-income housing parking lots to set up at properties like PEP Vallejo Street Apartments & Jennings Court. We wheeled our library-style carts down the ramp and into intimate browsing configurations for the residents. Check out the photo of one of these early visits!

We appreciate Bethlehem Foundation for reinvesting their funds right back into the community, even as the high-rise building they sold was guaranteed to continue serving it’s original constituency: aging folks with few resources. It’s a win-win for all of us and we thank them for their mission!