Oregon Coast Community Action October 2009
Community Action Connect: An Opportunity for Neighbors to Help Their Neighbors!
Empty Bowls Fundraiser!
In partnership with Southwestern Oregon Community College and the South Coast Potters, Oregon Coast Community Action will host the Empty Bowls fundraising event at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. All proceeds from the event will go to help feed hungry children and families in our community through South Coast Food Share, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action. Tickets cost $20 and will include a soup buffet, bread and salad, as well as a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take homeThe event will also include a play performed by students involved with the GUILD after-school program, a soup buffet, bread and salad prepared by Chef Shawn Hanlin of Oregon Coast Culinary Institute.
Community members can make a significant donation to hungry families by purchasing tickets at Books by the Bay, at 1875 Sherman Ave., in North Bend; Java Jones coffee house, 757 Newmark Ave., in Coos Bay; Katrina Kathleens gift store, 201 S. Broadway, in downtown Coos Bay; and Off the Record, at 2227 Newmark Ave., in North Bend. Questions? Contact Morgan Filbert at email@example.com. See you there!
1 of every 8 people in our community is going hungry every day but you can Keep Our Cupboards Full and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Take action and donate to the South Coast Food Share Virtual Food Drive. Every donation will help feed hungry families in our community and increase the food available throughout Coos and Curry counties. Go to www.orcca.us to participate in the drive, donate or find out how you can help feed hungry children and families in our community.
One of our ORCCA volunteers is looking for a good home for Sheba, his pitbull/blue heeler mix puppy. Bennie will be undergoing surgery soon, and will be unable to give Sheba the attention that she needs, and is looking for someone who would like to add a puppy to the family. For inquiries, please email Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org who will forward your message to Bennie.
ORCCA has over 100 fans on Facebook. If you are on facebook, become a "fan" of ORCCA. If you aren't on facebook, please consider joining. It's free, it's fun, and it's a great way to connect with old, new and present friends!
Winter is coming, and the South Coast Food Share will be distributing more food than ever to hungry families of the South Coast through the warehouse. If you are interested in helping out, please contact volunteer coordinator, Madeline Enos at email@example.com or (541)888-7070.
ORCCA is still recruiting applicants for AmeriCorps positions! Serve children, hungry families, families in crisis and much more! For more information go to www.orcca.us
AmeriCorps VISTAs at Oregon Coast Community Action have accomplished great work through their enthusiasm, hard work and service to the community. In partnership, our staff has seen the organization accomplish increased capacity, community contacts and project goals on behalf of families in need in our region. Morgan Filbert conceptualized the first-in-Oregon Virtual Food Drive utilizing the ORCCA website to drive donations to the program in a more sustainable format than a standard food drive. Jason Yoshinaga has been working towards building agency capacity, particularly in the development and implementation of the Coos County 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Sharon Seiler has coordinated several large local food drives, including Building to End Hunger in April 2009, Care-A-Van in July 2009, and other drives that resulted in a significant increase in community support for South Coast Food Share. Thanks for all the hard work!
Community Action Connect will go out the first Monday of every month.
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