Please check out our partners!  These folks care about literacy and have generously invested resources so we can continue sharing the love of reading.  You can click on any image to visit the web site, or read about them below.  A huge, heartfelt thank you to all who make our journeys possible!

Major funding by The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation


Sonoma County Public Library Foundation - http://scplf.org

The mission of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation is to strengthen the ability of the Sonoma County Library to serve our community by raising funds to support the library, and to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents.  Managed by a board of directors, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Library Foundation is wholly independent of the library and its commission.

 

Community Foundation Sonoma County - http://www.sonomacf.org/

We strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement by making grants to fund important needs in Sonoma County and beyond.  Through a community foundation, people with philanthropic interests can easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately, or through their estates after their lifetime.  We encourage donors to partner with us in fulfilling their financial and charitable goals.

Community Foundation Sonoma County has strengthened the Free Bookmobile with grants from the Julia L. Grant Donor Advised Fund, the Bard Family Fund, the Mitchel Family Fund, and others.

 

First 5 Sonoma County - http://first5sonoma.org/

First 5 Sonoma County invests in Sonoma County's youngest children by funding programs and services that promote, support, and improve the early development of children from the prenatal stage through age five.  Traditionally, our communities invest most heavily in children during their school years, yet brain research shows that children's brains develop most dramatically in their first five years of live.  At this early age, the foundation of a child's life-long potential is established, so investing in these early years makes the biggest difference.

Children who start out in safe, nurturing environments grow up to be happier, healthier people.  They become contributing members of our community.  First 5 supports the health and well-being of children and their families to prepare children to succeed - at home, at school, in life.

 

 

Codding Foundation

Established as part of Hugh Codding's legacy, the Codding Foundation has provided crucial support for many service projects and organizations throughout Sonoma County, including literacy-based programs such as the Free Bookmobile.  Foundation President Connie Codding has also emphasized family planning and health care for children in her generous giving.  

 

United Way of the Wine Country - http://www.unitedwaywinecountry.org/

United Way of the Wine Country is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place and have an educated community where all people live healthy, productive lives that contribute to the well-being of our communities. Be part of the change. Together, when we LIVE UNITED, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow by giving, advocating and volunteering.

 

Rotary Clubs of Sonoma County - http://www.rotary.org

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

 

Kiwanis Clubs of Sonoma County - http://kiwanis.org

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Service footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.

A family of servant leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

 

Episcopal Senior Communities - http://jtm-esc.org

Episcopal Senior Communities provides housing and services with respect and dignity to seniors, supports independence and self worth, and encourages continued intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.  Episcopal Senior Communities supports Sonoma County elders with three unique programs:  Senior Center Without Walls, Senior Resources and Senior Produce Markets.  To learn more, visit jtm-esc.org or call (707) 527-8538.

 

Exchange Bank - https://www.exchangebank.com/

A commitment to excellence: Throughout the years we have won awards and accolades in Sonoma County by being voted the Best Local Bank, Best Business Bank, One of the Best Places to Work, Best Company to Do Business With, and Business Environmental Alliance Best Practices Award. We believe our core values make these honors possible.

Commitment: We will provide outstanding service to our customers. We will continue the Bank’s long history of financial success. We will support our community with our money, time and talent.

Respect: We believe our employees and our customers are our most valuable assets. We will always treat them with respect.

Integrity: We believe in a firm adherence to a code of the highest moral and ethical values. We will always ‘do the right thing.’

Teamwork: We achieve our goals and meet with success by working together as a team.

 

Umpqua Bank - http://www.umpquabank.com


There's a sign that hangs in every Umpqua Bank store that reads, "Welcome to the World's Greatest Bank." This is not a tagline, it's a state of mind.

Here, fresh and unexpected is the norm - it's where an errand turns into a pleasant escape. It's making sure every customer who walks into our stores or commercial centers is a better person for having banked with us. It's nearly 2,000 of us, from Western Washington to Eastern Oregon to Northern California, building something that's never been built before. Something people can believe in and communities can feel connected to.

Join the movement. Umpquatize.

 

Downtown Autobody - http://downtownautobody.com/

At Downtown Auto Body, we pride ourselves on doing quality, necessary repairs at fair and reasonable prices. You will know everything that needs to be done and what it will cost before we begin any repairs.

We are experienced working with insurance companies. Oftentimes, you can drop off your vehicle and the insurance adjuster will come to our facility to examine it. Once the claim and repairs are approved, we will get to work fixing your vehicle.  Providing you with excellent repairs that will keep you and your family safe while driving is much more important to us than rushing your vehicle out the door. So, while we are proficient and will return your vehicle in a timely manner, we like to make sure we do things right the first time.

We strive to keep every single one of our customers happy with our performance. It is our goal to provide you with the ultimate in service.

 

Paul's Empire Head Shop & Engine Supply  - http://www.paulsempireheadshop.com/

Since 1987 Paul Rippert has been serving the Redwood Empire with quality cylinder head work.  His team also provides engine rebuilding, repair and exchange, engine parts and kits, and machine shop services.  112 Roberts Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95401.  (707) 546-4323.

 

The Windsor UPS Store - http://windsor-ca-6112.theupsstorelocal.com/

As your UPS Center in Windsor, here are just a few friendly services we offer.  Come by or give us a call...we're here for you!  WINE SHIPPING AVAILABLE, NOTARY ALWAYS ON STAFF, PASSPORT PHOTOS, MAILBOXES, SHREDDING DOCUMENTS, and OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES.  Whether you need to send a package, print documents, move your home or office, or ship something big – we’ve got you covered!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for ongoing support from the The Bethlehem Foundation