Monday, August 18, 2014

Amador STARS Fun Color Course returns to Camp Out for Cancer - Sat Sept 6

The Amador STARS, Fun ColoCourse is returning for a second year!
Last year the response was overwhelming, so we decided to do it again!
Each registered participant not only gets colored like a rainbow, but will have the chance
to enjoy the fun- filled course. We will also be offering the 5 K run through the streets of Plymouth, 
with the time to be announced in the near future. This registration form is good for either the course,
the run, or both. Each participant receives a designer tee shirt, $5 meal coupon and the fun filled adventure. For more information you can visit: 
Limited number of spaces available so register early to grab a spot. 

Camp Out For Cancer - Sat Sept 6

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation Fundraising Campaign to Support Programs for People with Disabilities

Donations benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Easter Seals, and Special Olympics

PLEASANTON, Calif. — August 5, 2014 — Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and The Safeway Foundation today launched a campaign that will fund important programs that assist people with special needs.Through the Support for People with Disabilities campaign, during the month of August, Safeway customers will be able to donate to Easter Seals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Special Olympics. These are the world’s most prominent and respected organizations providing services to people with disabilities, conducting ground-breaking research to treat developmental and neuromuscular disease, and making competitive sports accessible to everyone.

“These three organizations have transformed the lives of millions of people with a range of special needs,” said Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of The Safeway Foundation. “We’ve had long relationships with Easter Seals, MDA and Special Olympics and are proud to be a part of their mission to assist others to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.”

Over the years, Safeway has raised and contributed more than $200 million to support the vital efforts of the Support for People with Disabilities campaign partners. The funds have financed critical programs and raised public awareness about the important work these organizations perform every day.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit  and follow them at  and
@MDAnews. Locally, find us at

Easter Seals
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to assist people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Learn more at

Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Visit Special Olympics at . Engage with us on: , , ,  and

About Safeway
Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $36.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,331 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers, 19 manufacturing plants, and employs approximately 138,000 employees.
The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.
For more information, please visit .

About The Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Safeway stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation have invested $1 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about The Safeway Foundation, visit

Monday, August 4, 2014

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council Newsletter - August 2014

CAPC NewsletterAugust 2014

A New Look for Our Newsletter! 

Hello friends of CAPC!
Our newsletter has a new look starting this month.
The new format streamlines the process a bit on our end, and we hope it will be a positive change on your end too!
Can you believe it's already time to get ready for the back to school craziness? Yet here in Amador, it still feels like the height of summer. Please remember to keep the heat in mind in everything you do with children. Did you know a child's body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult's? It only takes a few short minutes for a child to become dangerously overheated. In just 10 minutes a car's temperature can increase by 19 degrees - and it continues to rise. Please see the article below for important tips and information about keeping our children (and don't forget pets too!) safe this summer.
Thank you for everything you do to help prevent child abuse in Amador County!

Not Even for a Minute 
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Top Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke:
· Dial 911 immediately if you see a child left alone in a car.
· Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the
  windows open.
· Place a cell phone, PDA, purse, briefcase, gym bag or whatever is
  to be carried from the car, on the floor in front of a child in a
  backseat. This triggers adults to see children when they open the    rear door and reach for their belongings.
· Make a plan with your child care provider that if your child is
  late that you will be called within a few minutes. Be especially
  careful if you change your routine for dropping off young
  children at child care.
· Teach children not to play in any vehicle. Cars are not
  playgrounds or babysitters.
· Lock all vehicle doors and trunk after everyone has exited the
  vehicle - especially at home. Keep keys out of children's reach.

* Never leave a child alone in the car, not even for a minute
* Check the backseat of your car every time you exit the car
(if you ever transport young children)
* Call 911 if you see children unattended in a car

California law: Children under age 7 are not be left alone in a motor vehicle. The child is not considered unattended if they are accompanied by someone age 12 or older.
About CAPC

Our Vision
All children know they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children.

Our Mission
CAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families and engage communities.
Child Abuse Prevention Council
975 Broadway
Jackson, California 95642

School Starts
Monday, Aug. 11
Next CAPC Meeting
Monday, Sept.15, 10:30am
975 Broadway, Jackson

Upcountry 88 Lions Club Omelet Feed - Sun Aug 10

The Committee to Save The Arc - Wed Aug 6