26 May

Jefferson Award Honor

Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Curt and I are totally thrilled and honored to have been selected for this week’s Jefferson Awards for Public and Community Service by KPIX/Channel 5. Here’s a link to the story, complete with the video that aired tonight on Eyewitness News at 6PM. It will also be aired on the following days and times:

Thursday, May 27 pm Eyewitness News at Noon and on CBS 5 Early Edition on Saturday, May 29, 2010 (probably 8AM, but times vary), and can be viewed online here (see right sidebar). The story is also running on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM on Wednesday May 26 at 6:50 PM, 9:40 PM and 11:50 PM, and Sunday, May 30 at 11:50 AM and 3:50 PM.

As mentioned in the story, we are actively seeking the donation of a newer mini-van (or two). If you have something no more than five years old with less than 100,000 miles, light in color, with working air-conditioning and the other usual features, please get in touch right away. You can reach us at info@respectingourelders.org, or by phone at 415-515-9003. We are also looking for additional vehicles for some of our volunteers, and because your vehicle will be put into service for a 501(c)3 nonprofit, you can get the maximum tax write-off.

We could also use financial donations to help us with our insurance bills that are coming due and to keep our van on the road. Curt puts over 1000 miles a week on this awesome vehicle donated two years ago by Birkenstock, and that means a lot of gas, oil and upkeep.

Channel 5 interviews Curt Kinkead and Ruth Schwartz

Channel 5 reporter, Sharon Chin, with the help of photographer, Ted Nguyen, interviews Curt Kinkead and Ruth Schwartz.

Last, but certainly not least, this award is the result of the amazing Susan Miller, one of our long-time volunteers, nominating us. Thank you, Susan. You are a total blessing in our lives!

12 Apr

Exciting News regarding Whole Foods stores

We are very excited to make two announcements:

1. Whole Foods Novato is opening on April 22 and we have been selected as one of the “out the back” donation nonprofits. This means that we are picking up every evening at 9:30 PM, seven days a week, and also on Sunday mornings. There are some big Open House festivities happening at the store this week. The event that is open to the public is the Community Taste Fair on April 18, from 11-3. Whole Foods Novato is at 790 De Long, on the corner of De Long and Reichert.

2. Whole Foods Mill Valley has once again selected us as a beneficiary of their Nickels for Nonprofits program. Last year, we received almost $1000 through this program. From April 12-July 4, we are a Nickels for Nonprofits recipient at Whole Foods Market in Mill Valley. Every time a shopper brings in their own bag, they can either receive a nickel credit or donate a nickel to one of three nonprofits – we are one of the nonprofits! When shopping at Whole Foods Market in Mill Valley, please bring your bags and remember to select us at the register!

So if you are in Novato on April 18th, do come by and say hello. And if you live in the Mill Valley area, do go shop at Whole Foods Mill Valley and bring your bag(s).

From April 12-July 4, we are a Nickels for Nonprofits recipient at Whole Foods Market  in Mill Valley. Every time a shopper brings in their own bag, they can either receive a nickel credit or donate a nickel to one of three nonprofits – we are one of the nonprofits! When shopping at Whole Foods Market in Mill Valley, please bring your bags and remember to select us at the register!
09 Nov

Paradise Foods Chooses Respecting Our Elders

We are very pleased to announce that we have started picking up food donations from the new Paradise Foods store in Novato on Ignacio Blvd.

This is a great store, and they are excited to have found a local Novato nonprofit to receive their “spoils.”

Do stop by, do some shopping, and if you can, thank Karen McCloskey, the Store Manager, for deciding to work with us.