Good to Go for 2017 “Read to Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway ~ Oct. 31

October 10, 2017

Thanks to all who have volunteered for Tuesday, October 31! We are good to go.

Bring kids 5 years old and younger for a free book on Halloween.

The “Read To Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway is one of our utterly wonderful annual events. The Community Support Network coordinates this collaboration of organizations as part of the Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Safe Trick or Treat” event. Last year we gave away 800 books, including Spanish/bilingual books. Photo used with parental permission.

If you have any questions about the event, email Laurie DeMartini at ldemartini@nevco.org.

  • WHAT ~ Read To Your Child Halloween Book Giveaway
  • WHERE ~ The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • WHEN ~ Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 10am to 1pm

United Way Book Sale ~ Oct. 2-27 | Donate Books ~ Until Oct. 20

October 10, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Administrative Assistant, United Way of Nevada County, for this info. Here’s the full press release: UW_Nevada County book sale 2017

From the press release…

United Way of Nevada County Nevada County is holding its 22nd annual Book Sale at the Eric Rood Administrative Center Lobby, located at 950 Maidu Ave in Nevada City. It’s time to load up and donate all those slightly used books you’ve been meaning to pass on! In preparation for the Book Sale, the County is accepting donated books, in good condition, now until October 20th. You may drop off your donated books inside the east door in the Rood Center Lobby.

The Book Sale begins October 2nd and runs through October 27th. All proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County. Prices range from $.50 for Children’s books to $2 for hardback books. The sale is open to the public; Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. There are a variety of books on hand, including children’s, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. This event is just one of many Nevada County is holding to benefit United Way of Nevada County.

For more information, please call or email Lelia Loomis: (530) 265-1498 or lelia.loomis@co.nevada.ca.us.

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through Nov. 2017 – Next check Oct. 30

October 10, 2017

NCSOS Logo

Thanks to Faith Yamamoto, Support Services Secretary II, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, for this info.

Here’s a CPR-AED-First Aid Skills class schedule (skills demo check) that goes through November 2017.  CPR Calendar September-November 2017

Training has transitioned from an in-classroom style training to an on-line training.  Once someone signs up on the NCSOS website (see link below), they will receive an email containing a link to the on-line course.  They need to then come in to perform a “skills demo check” demonstrating the skills they learned and once they pass, will receive their 2-year CPR certificate.

Next skills demo check dates (time and location info on doc link above):

  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 9
  • Nov. 29

Link to register: www.nevco.org/register

Questions: Faith Yamamoto, fyamamoto@nevco.org(530) 478-6400 ext. 2001

Please note that the CPR skills demo check classes will still be held at 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, CA 95959 in the Houser Room.  Payments need to be made and sent to/dropped off at our new location at 380 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945 prior to being given the on-line course link.

Report from October 4, 2017 CSN Meeting ~ “Shaken Baby Syndrome”

October 6, 2017

Many thanks to Scott Juceam who presented for our October 4th meeting on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott shared the deeply personal story of his daughter, Hannah Rose, who died after she was violently shaken by her babysitter. He and his wife founded the Hannah Rose Foundation to help prevent this form of child abuse. The meeting minutes will be posted on our Meetings page in the days to come.

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 ~ 3:30-5 pm. Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.

Topic: Services offered for kids and families during the holidays.

If your organization offers holiday services to families – meals, toys, etc – we’d love to have you speak at our November 1st meeting. We’d like to do the meeting as a “Giant Network Moment” for holiday offerings. Next week’s e-news will have all the info about how to sign up to share what your organization has to offer.

October Newsletter from Penn Valley PARTNERS Family Resource Center

October 6, 2017

Thanks to Laurie DeMartini, Penn Valley PARTNERS Family Resource Center, for this new edition of the newsletter: PV FRC Newsletter October 2017

PARTNERS = People And Resources Together; a Network of Education, Recreation and Support

Food Access Saturday ~ Oct. 14

October 6, 2017

 

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Administrative Assistant, United Way of Nevada County for this info. Here’s the full press release: FAS press release 10-14

On October 14th, United Way, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry, will distribute food for this 2nd Saturday of the month program. United Way provides a majority of the funding and manpower while IFM will provides the facilities, supervision, volunteers and some additional funding.

The program, Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families is specifically designed for working individuals and families who need supplemental groceries. The collaboration encourages those who have been struggling with food insecurity, but due to working traditional hours, have never received supplemental food support from IFM to participate in Food Access Saturday.

  • What ~ Food Access Saturday
  • For ~ Any working individuals & families who need food can participate. Current IFM clients, who are working and find it difficult or sometimes impossible to come during the weekly distribution, are also welcome to participate on Saturday.
  • When ~ Saturday, October 14 2017, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Where ~ 440 Henderson Street, in Grass Valley
  • Info ~ United Way at 274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org

This program has been extended another 6 months. Upcoming second Saturday distribution dates are: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9. On November 11th the distribution time will change to 10am to 12pm.

NEO Youth Center’s Empire Challenge Walk-Run Fundraiser ~ Oct. 14

October 6, 2017

Thanks to Lynn Skrukrud, Director of Operations at NEO, for this info. Here’s the flyer: NEO Empire Challenge flyer_Oct 14

From NEO…

The 4th Annual NEO Empire Challenge – Run & Walk is only 5 weeks away!

The NEO Empire Challenge, which is part of the Gold Country Grand Prix, features a challenging 4 mile running course or a scenic 2 mile walking course.  The course winds through the beautiful pine studded trails of Empire Mine. This event is unlike any other in the area. We put a unique spin on traditional runs and walks by incorporating
young volunteers and fun activities.  If you look closely you might just find Waldo hidden in the Where’s Waldo Woods, while the beat of drums in the distance will help keep your energy up.  All proceeds benefit NEO. We hope that you will join us on October 14th for this great event!

View all info online including how to register or sponsor: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/558872/41f120d8b3/1586502125/4280470bca/

Quick Links ~ October 10, 2017 edition

October 3, 2017

“Quick Links” allows us to fit more info into the CSNNC e-news and keep upcoming events on the radar.  E-news content is pulled from our website News page, so you can find all recent items here: http://csnnc.org/news/.


This “How To” guide tells how CSN can help you share information, and includes submission guidelines for CSN e-news: csn_how-to_guide-for-speaking-inquiries-info-sharing. It’s also posted at the bottom of the home page on our website: csnnc.org


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Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations



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The Community Support Network of Nevada County is a First 5 Funded Partner

United Way Campaign Kick-off Month ~ Oct.

October 3, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Administrative Assistant, United Way of Nevada County, for this info.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors joined the “Live United” movement as they once again proclaimed the month of October as “United Way of Nevada County campaign kick-off month.” Here’s the press release: 2017 UWNC campaign kick-off month Proclamation

Volunteer for the 2017 “Read to Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway ~ Oct. 31

October 3, 2017

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 31!

The “Read To Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway is one of our utterly wonderful annual events. The Community Support Network coordinates this collaboration of organizations as part of the Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Safe Trick or Treat” event. Last year we gave away 800 books, including Spanish/bilingual books. Photo used with parental permission.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered! We warmly welcome more volunteers to help with…

  • setup & cleanup
  • permission forms for photography
  • filling out bookplates
  • directing the flow of the crowd

Email Laurie DeMartini at ldemartini@nevco.org to sign up. Here’s the sheet showing open slots and tasks: Halloween Sign Up 2017-as of 092017

WHAT ~ Read To Your Child Halloween Book Giveaway

WHERE ~ The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

WHEN ~ Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Times for most activities are also specified on sign-up sheet at link above:

  • 8:30am-9:45 – setup
  • 9:45am-1pm – book giveaway – volunteers at specified stations/tasks (public event 10am-1pm)
  • 1pm-1:45ish – cleanup