On behalf of the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) and the people we serve, we thank the Celebrate Community Partners for their extraordinary commitment to help end hunger in our community. Leaders like you make the work we do at the REFB possible, and truly make a meaningful impact on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable neighbors. This year your support allowed us to purchase a hunger-relief delivery van that will play a key role in helping to maximize our reach into high-need, Sonoma County neighborhoods.
In 2010, the SRCS board announced the elimination of high school sports, spring 2011. As twice before, Schools Plus rallied to save the programs, a daunting challenge. The first and immediate response to provide support was the Celebrate Community Partnership. Since then Celebrate Community’s support has been a positive and critical force in our efforts to save and maintain music, art and athletics in Santa Rosa’s public schools.
The support of the Children’s Museum by the Celebrate Community Partnership has been invaluable. In sponsoring the Tidepool Waterplay exhibit in TOTopia, the Celebrate Community Partnership allows children to develop gross motor and inquiry skills and encourages families to explore interactive play together. The donation of free ads to the Children’s Museum reduces marketing costs and allows the museum to reallocate resources to program development and outreach to the underserved. – Collette Michaud, Founder and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
Thank you to the Celebrate Community Partnership for your continued support of Social Advocates for Youth! Thanks to your capital support of the SAY Finley Dream Center, we were able to help 242 young people into safe and stable housing last year. The marketing donation allows us to reach our community on a scale we would not otherwise be able to with our limited resources – we have been able to grow our monthly tours of the Dream Center, reach new fundraising records at our SAY Soirée and share the stories of our youth. Thank you for helping us to raise the awareness about youth homelessness, and the work SAY is doing. Our youth are lucky to have you as a partner. – Social Advocates for Youth
With the generous support of the Celebrate Community Partners, the brand-new Roseland University Prep campus opened to staff and students in November of 2018. We are deeply grateful that Celebrate Community chose to support RUP in its decade-long vision of a beautiful and innovative space for our students to learn and grow to their full potential. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Here at Artstart, our goal is to provide job training, mentoring and fostering of life-changing breakthroughs by way of a stimulating work experience in the arts for all Sonoma County youth, while creating public art for our community. Artstart began in 2000, modeled after programs in other cities, which recognize the value of art as a profession. It is also a vehicle within a community to foster integrity through creativity and beautification of Sonoma County. We have served over 300 young adults ages 13-21 while creating hundreds of benches, murals, mosaics, and paintings as public, corporate and private art projects.
In fact, with this year’s grant, we were able to fund “ArtStart Restart” which provided us with our painting and kiln buildings. Without these shelters, we wouldn’t have been able to realize our very successful 2018 Summer Program. So not only “thanks” from ArtStart, but all of our 2018 Summer Apprentices wish to say thank you too!