Tuesday, April 24, 2012
And, in case you are curious, I added a new Frequently Asked Questions page, so please check it out! Let me know if I missed anything, or if you have other questions or comments, by posting below, or emailing me- thanks!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Then, we also received a few books donated from a community member here in Madison that had been collecting bilingual Spanish/English children's books free in boxes of Cheerios. Apparently there are free books available in boxes of Cheerios roughly through the end of April. Check it out and please consider saving and donating the books to the Camarones Community Coalition!
This coming week is a fundraising event at Woodstock's Pizza in Davis, California. If you live in the Davis, CA area, please consider going out to eat for some Pizza on Tuesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Woodstock's Pizza, 219 G St., Davis, CA 95616. Print out this flyer and bring it with you when you order from the bar or the front counter and 20-25% of the purchases will go toward the fundraising for the community center in Ecuador! How cool is that!! Check out the history of Woodstock's Pizza, which is pretty amazing story. Not only do they have gluten free crusts, they also pride themselves on being green and recycling whenever possible. So, check them out, and help support a local restaurant, as well as the mission of the Camarones Community down in Ecuador!!
And, I am going to be giving a presentation at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center on Thursday, May 3rd about work here and in Ecuador. So, if you live in the Madison, WI area, please consider joining me for a fun discussion. Here are the details being sent out:
Building a Sister Neighborhood Center in Rural Ecuador
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Check it out:
Bay Area Bowling Night!
Friday, May 4, 2012, 8 - 10 pm
AMF Southshore Lanes
300 Park St., Alameda, CA 94502
Suggested donation: $20/students $25/non-students
Includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and popcorn!
Check out the Razoo fundraising page she put together for more information!
This looks to be a really fun event!!
Thanks for all of the continued enthusiasm, interest, and ideas! If you are interested in helping set up a fundraising event, or even just your own fundraising page to help in these efforts, check out the Camarones page on Razoo.com or go here to see how to start your own fundraiser for CCC and see how simple it is to put together your own page. Or, please feel free to leave a post below, or email me, thanks!!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Check out a new way to make donations, and please consider helping out by donating or even constructing your own fundraising page linked to the Camarones Community Coalition (it's free, quick, and a super easy way to help out in fundraising efforts!)
Here's the QR code that can also be scanned on a smartphone and linked to this fundraiser, how cool!
Update from Madison, WI community center discussion on 4-2-12:
There were about 30 people in attendance and there was a wealth of ideas on things people want/need from a neighborhood center. A few of the main points in response to the question "What are 3 things that you and your family need/want from a neighborhood center?":
- Free meeting space
- Quality after school programming
- Close to the populations being served
- Help with housing/employment and other training services
- Safe place
- Access to food
- Open on weekends, evenings, vacation periods
- Open access/ more activities for all ages
- Cooking/kitchen space
- Conflict resolution training
- Parenting support/child care
- Cross-cultural events
- Access to community garden
- Green space / open area for youth and adults to use
- Source of information on various services and programming for all ages
Monday, April 2, 2012
And, if you live near the Southwest side of Madison, please consider attending the additional Community Conversation on Neighborhood Centers happening TONIGHT:
Monday, April 2, 2012, 6:30-7:30pm at the Wisconsin Youth Company, 1201 Mckenna Blvd (across from Elver Park).This meeting is to discuss 3 questions (Same as what I posted after the meeting on March 22 at the Alicia Ashman Library):
What three things you or your family need from a neighborhood center? What difference does a neighborhood center make in a neighborhood? Does it matter where a center is located?I'm thinking of attending again to see the ideas that are generated from this side of town, since this is where the Meadowood Neighborhood Center is located. Maybe I'll see you there?
Questions, thoughts, comments? Please comment below or email me.