SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS SERVICES OF YOLO COUNTY SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING ON SEPTEMBER 11
DAVIS, CA, August 11, 2015—Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is excited to have been selected among 37 regional community organizations to participate in United Way California Capital Region’s 2015 Day of Caring, a day when volunteers, business leaders, campaign coordinators and certified nonprofit leaders come together to help local nonprofits complete important service projects as a way of giving back to their community. Day of Caring takes place on September 11th, a National Day of Service and Remembrance when millions of people throughout the U.S. and in 150 countries observe the day by performing good deeds that help others. This is the second year in a row that Suicide Prevention has been chosen to participate.
Suicide Prevention’s project will have volunteers giving back to its lifesaving crisis line volunteer counselors by updating the crisis line volunteer room, where the volunteers answer the crisis lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These dedicated individuals volunteer at least six hours each week to people of any age who are experiencing a mental health or other emotional crisis in their lives. The volunteers will help make the room more efficient and comfortable by adding new furniture pieces, storage units, and well-deserved amenities, including blankets, phone chargers, snacks, toiletries and more.
“The Day of Caring promotes both the spirit and value of volunteerism,” said Diane Sommers, Executive Director for Suicide Prevention. “Those who choose to volunteer help increase awareness and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish for the good of the community.”
United Way is hoping to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers to contribute to the day’s projects. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, and will start work on their projects following the Day of Caring kick-off rally taking place from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Cal Expo. To volunteer, visit http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/event/day-caring-2015, where you can browse through project options and register for the project of your choice.
It’s our third annual ‘Tis the Season to Give Fundraiser!
This year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 29 at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall (415 2nd Street) in Downtown Davis. Doors open at 3 PM and bidding on silent auction items (as well as a lively chance raffle spread) lasts for two and a half hours before the event ends at 6 PM. Servers will whisk through the hall, delighting all comers with small plates and delectable appetizers (save room for dessert!).
Attendees will have the opportunity to snag amazing silent auction items from local businesses, such as tickets to the B Street Theatre, Mondavi Center and Sacramento French Film Festival, Ross and Costco gift cards, passes to Explorit and Fairytale Town, gift certificates to Bistro 33, Paragary’s and Scott’s Seafood on the River, Cork It Again wine, wine tasting tours at Carvalho Family Wines and Berryessa Gap Vineyard, IMAX theatre, Davis Varsity Theatre and Crest Theatre movies, spa and massage packages, gorgeous gift baskets and more! Additionally, attendees will be able to bid on fun items a little farther away, such as Disneyland Parkhopper tickets, the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Sonoma Raceway, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Black Oak Casino, the San Francisco Symphony, and other exciting travel experiences.
Skip the Black Friday crowds! Support local businesses (and a worthy non-profit) at Cyber Monday prices!
If you are an individual or business that would like to sponsor our event, you can do so here! Your sponsorship will be used to support the ASK teen hotline and our “SOS-Signs of Suicide®” educational program which is provided to all secondary school students in Yolo County.
Bronze $100 – sponsor receives a door prize (need not be present to win)
Silver $250 – Bronze level benefit + 2 complimentary tickets to event and recognition in the Davis Enterprise
Gold $500 – Bronze + Silver level benefits + posting on our social media sites, recognition on poster at event, 2 additional (4 total) complimentary tickets to event
Platinum $1000 – Bronze, Silver, + Gold level benefits + business card ad in event program, 4 additional (8 total) complimentary tickets to event
The “Friends and Families of Suicide Loss” Support Group is planned for the following dates:
All dates are on Wednesdays, 6 PM – 8 PM