btc Greater Good

Helping Our Community Where We Can During The Current Covid-19 Pandemic

Of course, our families health and welfare is key to us as we face these unprecedented times, however, there are thousands of vulnerable seniors within our community that could use help. The following philanthropies are working hard to deliver food and basic necessities to those in need.

Placer Food Bank
This food bank services more than 90,000 individuals a month. That number will certainly grow in the coming days. They provide food to 70 different partner groups across El Dorado, Nevada, and Placer Counties, spreading their reach far and wide. Placer Food Bank is one of btc’s longest standing philanthropy partners and we know the work they do is vital to our community -
Seniors First
Located in Auburn, Seniors First is providing take-out meals for seniors in the area. There are over 86,000 senior citizens in Placer County –They have been working with Placer County Health and Human Services to put protocols in place to ensure the safety of both their volunteers, as well as the seniors, that they serve -


Eskaton is in need of face masks for their staff as well as essential visitors. All staff are required to wear facemask and they are in short supply. Hand sewn masks are welcomed.

A box has been placed outside the Granite Bay location (8550 Barton Road, Granite Bay) marked “masks” so there is no need to enter the premises. Masks will be washed and disseminated to staff throughout their various locations.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Roseville site is in dire need for volunteers to serve the homeless. Their mission is to provide basic human services and programs to prevent hunger and homelessness. They need workers in the following areas:

  • - General food locker workers who help unload, sort and display food items. (Monday thru Friday from 7:00       am until 2:00 pm) 
  • - Truck Drivers/Driver Helper who picks up donations at grocery stores. (Monday thru Friday start at 7:30 am    until truck unloaded, (requires drug screen)
  • - Home Groceries Delivery to deliver groceries to homebound seniors. (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. Hours variable)
  •   Days may vary and hours are somewhat flexible.
  • - They do not have enough staff to answer phones, so please contact Rebecca Rush.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage due to the coronavirus. Attached is the link to find out where you can donate blood. 

“That Little Bit Extra”

Here are some opportunities to help Philanthropies 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.  But keep in mind they do not count towards philanthropy hours.

Team Giving
Mission: Connect Volunteers, Empower Nonprofits, Strengthen Communities. Team Giving posts volunteer opportunities with numerous nonprofits
across our area.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Mission: Dedicated to providing educational and interpretive programs and information about the natural environment, principally in the American River Parkway.

Hearts Landing Ranch:
Mission: Hearts Landing Ranch exists to Build Community to Change a Community. Focused on helping youths cope with today’s intense challenges. Located in Granite Bay.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento:
Mission: To bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

PLEASE NOTE:  btc is providing this information as a courtesy. Before working with a charity, research the charity to be sure it’s legitimate and effectively uses donations for the cause it supports.  One way to do this is by using Charity Navigator.

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 [] to present to the btc board.

The proposal should include:

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