GREATER GOOD
Our Listings for “That Little Bit Extra”

Here are some opportunities to help our Philanthropy Partners outside of our usual volunteer and donation outreach as well as other community organizations in need. 
These opportunities are open to anyone, not just our members.



HELP THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
MAKE SIFTER BOXES FOR CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS


Photo courtesy of Mike Lazzarini www.mikelazzariniphotos.com

Please volunteer if you have time or share via social media

If you are able to volunteer, with or without your btc-member son, please email Joe Spaccarelli at Joe.spaccarelli@Redcross.org
with names of volunteer(s), date(s) and shift(s) 
for which you plan to volunteer

**Please Note: NO btc hour credits will accrue for this event**

Dates: October 23-27 (Extended through Friday)

Time:  Shift 1: 8am-12pm; Shift 2: 1-5pm

Description of Event:   The American Red Cross has an immediate need for Sacramento-area volunteers to help make 5,000 sifter boxes for victims of the California wildfires.  The sifter boxes will be part of a “wildfire kit” the ARC plans to give fire victims as they regain access to their properties to help them recover valuables and keepsakes.
      
Description of Activities:  Volunteers will help to assemble boxes, act as runners to help with communication on the assembly line, make labels, inspect the assembled boxes for quality assurance and write messages of encouragement to fire victims.  

Special Skills, Age Requirements: None.  

Dress Code: Work clothes appropriate for the tasks listed above.

Onsite Coordinator:  Joe Spaccarelli, Joe.spaccarelli@Redcross.org

Location and Address:  California Emergency Foodlink Warehouse, Bldg. 5E, 5800 FoodLink Street, Sacramento, CA 95828 

Background:  Many of us have heard about the devastating wildfires that have impacted neighboring California communities.   Now that fire victims are beginning to regain access to their properties, the American Red Cross (ARC) is putting together “wildfire kits” to help victims recover what remains of their belongings.  Just this weekend, the ARC contacted us via a btc alum for help with their immediate and urgent need for Sacramento-area volunteers to assemble 5,000 sifters that will be part of the wildfire kits.

The sifters are wood frames with a screen attached to the bottom.  Corporate donors have contributed supplies and the Carpenter’s Union has already cut the wood.  The California Emergency Foodlink has donated use of warehouse space to assemble the sifters; needed now are volunteers to do the assembly.

We are asking that you volunteer if you have the time and to please share the need for volunteers through your social media contacts to help the ARC get the word out.  

This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, not just btc members, and you are not required to volunteer with your btc-member son.   No btc hour credits will accrue for this event.  
 
Watch this space for any updates to dates and times







The demand for adult bikes is growing like crazy and we are almost out. If you have an adult size bike that you are ready to part with please bring it by our shop during wrench nights or by one of our donation partner bikes shops listed on our website. ~ The Cycles 4 Hope Team.








FAQ


Q: Who can take advantage of these opportunities? 
A:  Anyone! You don’t have to be a btc member. These events/happenings are outside of our League’s purview.


Q:  What if I know of something that should be posted here?
A:  If you have a Greater Good Opportunity, please contact the league’s VP of Philanthropy, Lisa Alvarez.