Raising Dough: Swords to Plowshares

15 Jul

With July half way over (how did that happen??), it’s absolutely time for a post regarding our July Raising Dough organization!

To recap…in June we chose Larkin Street Youth Services as our philanthropic focus.  We collected $63 in our community board piggy bank for Larkin Street and have matched that for a total donation of $126.  Yay!  Thanks for your pennies, nickels, and dollars dropped.  We also had a blast preparing lunch (grilled cheese, tomato soup, and brownies) for the kids at their drop-in center on Sutter at Larkin.  An afternoon well spent for sure.

Our team making lunch at Larkin Street

Our team making lunch at Larkin Street

This month, we are collecting donations for Swords to Plowshares, a non-profit, veteran’s service organization in our neighborhood.  Through their many services, they help break the barrier that veterans can face when transitioning to the civilian world.  A few of their services are related to employment, supportive housing, and health (just to name a few!).  Our community board donation box is ready to accept your loose change for this great cause – and, of course, we’ll match up to $250.

We’re also in the process of planning a group volunteer activity for the end of the month with Swords to Plowshares.  Check our community board for the latest.

With the business side complete, let’s talk goodies.  One word should do it.  Peaches.  Later this week.

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