According to Executive Director Nancy Dunaway, the LAVA Board of Directors recently established a 501(c)3 donation account with the Los Altos Community Foundation to keep some of the organization’s community events and programs afloat.
Dunaway said the board chose to establish the account – named the Los Altos Village Fund – after several local residents “expressed interest” in donating to help fund some of the organization’s renowned events, including its annual downtown carriage rides during the holidays and its summer movie night program.
We have a team! We have our captain,George Limbach. Now we need you to join us in supporting this great cause.
Here are the ways you can participate:
Come and show your support when the event begins on Saturday the 15th:
9:45am: Come to the LACF tent and pick up your t-shirt and community builder hard hat from the LACF tent.
10am: Attend the opening ceremonies
10:15am: Walk in the survivor’s lap
Sign up for an hour lap anytime from 11:00 am Saturday to 9 am Sunday. Sign up with Monica or online by noon on Friday the 14th.
Donate money to our team – call Monica for a credit card or drop off a check made out to ACS (American Cancer Society) or donate online.
Decorate a Luminaria bag with the name of a loved one for $50. Or have us do it for you. Call Monica by noon on Monday the 10th to get your own bag or to describe how you’d like us to decorate a bag or donate online.
Attend the Luminaria ceremony at 8:30 pm Saturday evening.
On Sunday morning at 10:00am, pack up the LACF tent and bring the hats, tent and table back to LACF.
Contact Monica at the LACF office and let her know how you’d like to participate. Or sign up online.650.949.5908 or at email@example.com…we need your participation!
Relay for Life
DATE: June 15-16, 2013
TIME: 10 am to 10 am the next day
LOCATION: Egan Middle School
All others are $10.
RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 28th. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 20, 2013
At the home of Jean and Art Carmichael
261 Covington, Los Altos
Join us for local wine tastings and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.
Founders and members: Help us expand our membership by inviting up to four prospective members to the Summer Solstice.
Reservations are required
By Bob Ende
On March 15th, my daughter Tenaya and I arrived in Haiti, backpacks brimming with Kindle eReaders. Our goal: create Haiti’s first “Electronic Library”, giving students who had a few dusty books on the shelves of their school library access to millions of digital books via the Internet.
You may already know about the SOPUDEP School and its wonderful Director, Madame Réa Dol. SOPUDEP has been supported by the Solidarity With Haiti Organization at Los Altos High School and by our local Rotary Club.
Our program, Books for Haiti, is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation and complements those efforts by making e-Reader learning work in a country with unreliable electric power and spotty Wi-Fi. A Field Trial of Kindles in Haiti proved SOPUDEP could download any eBook available on the Internet. Generous donors had provided the Kindles, and we loaded hundreds of French eBooks onto each e-Reader that Réa’s students eagerly awaited.
We taught SOPUDEP students and Staff to use their new Kindles. A real change suddenly occurred — for the first time, a SOPUDEP classroom had a consistent set of (electronic) materials for every student and instructors began teaching their classes with them! Réa summed it up: “Thank you for this beautiful moment with us. We are the only school in Haiti to have access to this new technology. God bless you!”
Visit www.booksforhaiti.com to become a donor. Donations come through the Los Altos Community Foundation, and we thank them for sponsoring us! Every dollar Books For Haiti receives buys an eReader or an eBook. The Ende family pays all overhead costs, so your donation is used with 100% efficiency to change the lives of students in Haiti.