Friday, December 29, 2017

Teen"Anger" Management Group begins Wed Jan 10

Join our Go! Youth Program we will start our anger management unit on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 classes are on Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Classes are free and transportation is available upon request. Call us today and reserve your spot. 209-223-2897

Stan Kelley Memorial Crab Feed - Sat Feb 24

State of CA Family Child Care Licensing Orientation - Thurs Jan 11


THURSDAY, January 11, 2018, 9:30AM - 1:00PM
at Resource & Referral Office
10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek

Must register in advance:
- The registration fee for family child care homes is $25 per person.
- All payments must be made IN ADVANCE by personal check, cashier's check, or money order payable to "CDSS" and mailed to the River City Child Care Office. Cash will not be accepted.

River City Child Care Office
2525 Natomas Park Drive - Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95833
Mail Station 19-29
(916) 263-5744 -

For more info and to RSVP, call The Resource Connection at (209) 223-1624

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras: Time is Running out for Certain Tax-Exempt Donations

New tax legislation takes effect Jan 1, 2018

JACKSON, Calif.—Dec. 27, 2017—With the recently GOP tax legislation overhaul, big changes are coming for taxpayers in 2018, which take effect January 1. So, for 2017 year-end tax planning, there is a strong incentive to make charitable contributions on or before December 31, 2017. 

About 49 million taxpayers, or 28%, itemize their expenses for deductions, according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The new tax legislation almost doubles the standard deduction, which de-incentives itemization. And, since charitable contributions must be itemized to be claimed, it is predicted that many people will opt out of making their yearly normal contributions to charity.
Additionally, the disappearance of several key itemized deductions will also have an effect, along with restrictions on deductions for state and local taxes.

The combination of these two changes may have a dramatic effect on local charities. As of today, there are two calendar days left to make a charitable deduction under the existing tax laws.
With all that in mind, please consider donating to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras before the end of this calendar year. To make a direct donation, please call us today at 209-223-5500, or go to and click the “Donate” button.

For more information on how this new tax legislation affects you, contact your tax professional or accountant today.

Lisa Lucke
Grants & Communications Associate
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
209-304-4011 (direct line)
209-223-5500 (HOAC office)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Operation Care: THANK YOU #GivingTuesday!

Thank you to all who
donated on #GivingTuesday
and throughout the year!
Without you, our programs would
not be successful.

Your #GivingTuesday contributions 
of $2,120 were combined with $660 of 
matching funds from 
Amador Community Foundation 
for a total of $2,780!

All donations are used to help 
with needs that are not covered by our 
State and Federal Grants.


Next #GivingTuesday is November 27, 2018

Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Adopt-a-Family serves 37 children!

This year, our Adopt-a-Family program is helping 37 children from 17 families to celebrate a Christmas they otherwise would not have had. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors:

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Women's Groupsponsored children
  • Crackerjacks Bowling League - filled 37 stockings
  • Sierra Gold Quilters - provided stockings and quilts
  • Swinger's Golf Club - toys
  • VFW Women's Bowling League (photo-left) - gifts for moms
  • And several individual community members 
Thank You! 

17 families will now be able to 
enjoy a wonderful Christmas!
Operation Care | |

Operation Care, 817 Court Street, Suite 12, Jackson, CA 95642

Foothill Conservancy: Opportunities await - What your support means for 2018

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Opportunities await - What your support means for 2018

Dear Friends of the Foothill Conservancy –
As 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to give you a brief overview of what we have been doing, and ask for your renewed support and partnership in the form of a donation to the Foothill Conservancy to continue this work.

In 2017, with your help, we:

-- Secured funding for and began a salmon spawning habitat survey on the Mokelumne River upstream of Pardee Reservoir.
salt springs 3-- Recommended a common-sense, modern, water planning, efficiency and conservation best practices
to local water agencies.

-- Through the diverse Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group, continued to promote ecologically sound forest thinning and restoration projects.
-- Provided extensive data, studies, information and photographs for the state Wild and Scenic River study for the upper Mokelumne River.
-- Continued to support protection of agricultural lands, scenic vistas, cultural and recreational sites, and community character.
-- Sponsored educational outings and events such as guided hikes through the Sierra Nevada, the ‘John Muir Live’ performance, two days of sold-out raft trips on the Mokelumne River and the annual Mokelumne River Cleanup.
Ensatina salamander       And we now have much work ahead of us in 2018, and need your continued support to do it all.
   Your tax-
deductible contribution will ensure that we serve our members, communities and environment in the way envisioned by the local people who started our group in 1989.
With your help, we can continue to keep our trees tall, towns small and rivers wild.

Thank you for your continued support. May you have the happiest of holidays and a peaceful and joyous 2018.
Together we will save the Moke for good!
Photo of Electra Run

FC website link
Foothill Conservancy
35 Court Street, Suite 1
Jackson CA 95642
e-mail us


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Amador Community Foundation: #GivingTuesday was awesome!


#GivingTuesday 2017 raised $128,501 for local charities!

Amador Community Foundation matched $35,020

for a total day of giving of $163,521

We truly have a generous and giving community!

Thank you to everyone who donated through our website, and during our Charity Meet & Greet where we enjoyed an afternoon of refreshments and friends with over 170 people in attendance.

Representatives from recipient charities gathered with ACF Board of Directors to
receive checks totaling over $163,000 from #GivingTuesday contributions.

Click HERE to see a complete list of 2017 Donations

Next year: #GIVINGTUESDAY is November 27, 2018

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