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Paying It Forward

We are grateful to have opportunities to pay forward the kindness we encounter, whenever and however we can.

Personally as well as professionally, we participate with and support the efforts of a few non-profit organizations by donating funds, merchandise and our time, to them as much as possible.

Some of the many organizations we currently support are listed below.

It is our honor to provide you with these links and help to provide info to you about these incredibly inspirational and worthy organizations that are but a few of those we support on local, national and global levels.

Thank you for sharing and caring.  And thank you for reading this.  We love you.  You rock!

Food Bank of El Dorado County

All About Equine Animal Rescue

Grace Foundation

Mito Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Soroptomist Interational

Rotary International

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills

International Association of Firefighters

El Dorado Arts Council

Oak Ridge High School Music Boosters

Oak Ridge High School Baseball

Run to End Human Trafficking/Run for Courage

El Dorado Hills Firefighters Foundation

 

El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

El Dorado Arts Council (EDAC)

Twin Lakes Food Bank

Toys for Tots

Canine Companions

Girl Scouts of America

Oak Ridge High School

Ponderosa High School

Folsom High School

El Dorado County Fire District

El Dorado Hills Fire Department

Pacific Trauma Center

Oak Meadow Elementary School

Rolling Hills Middle School

Silva Valley Elementary School

William Brooks Elementary School

Green Valley Elementary School

Union Mine High School

Marblehead School

 

Survivors in Action (No Victim Left Behind)  Breaking the cycle of intimate partner abuse begins with awareness and prevention.    Their awareness campaign focuses on identifying intimate partner abuse, identity theft within an abusive relationship, how domestic violence affects the workplace, the importance of documentation in domestic violence cases, filing an order of protection and the barriers that victims often face when trying to find assistance.   They are committed to assisting victims with 911 cell phones and recycled laptops.  Having access to technological resources can decrease isolation, increase support and provide the victim with a greater sense of security.  They are advocating for an investigation into current domestic violence legislation and the formation of an oversight committee.  This organization was founded in and is based in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) El Dorado  A passionate and powerful voice - CASA El Dorado's trained and court-appointed volunteers advocate on behalf of abused children and at-risk youth. Together with our community's involvement and generous support, we will positively impact the lives of our children.  We sponsor a child each year, we support CASAblanca with photographic services, auction items and funds, and we throw Derby Day for CASA in our store each May.

El Dorado Hills Town Center Community Events - Platinum Sponsor of community cultural events that are free to the public, held weekly every May through October in El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

World Without Hate ends the cycle of hatred and violence through compassion and forgiveness.

 

Fallen Warriors  The mission of the Fallen Warriors Memorial Organization is to honor and remember local high school students who gave their lives while serving our country.  To memorialize our Fallen Warriors, veterans and participating high schools have established a scholarship fund to recognize the sacrifice of that school's Fallen Warrior(s) and acknowledge the contributions of veterans, so that these Fallen Warriors will never be forgotten.  As more funds become available we will commit to additional schools throughout our region to commemorate and honor their Fallen Warriors.  The Fallen Warriors Memorial Organization is a non-profit and is run solely by volunteers. Sponsors are critical to FWMO's continuing commitment to honor our Fallen Warriors. Please consider making a commitment by becoming a Sponsor and help keep the memories of our Fallen Warriors alive.

 

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics

Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS) and India Day

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation is the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research, education and advocacy.   The SPD Foundation offers an abundance of services and programs for professionals, parents, and anyone interested in knowing more about the sensory challenges that affect children academically, socially, and/or in their emotional development.

Little Kids Rock Is a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools.  We do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in our innovative curriculum, and by donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin' music programs.  We do this because playing music is so much more than just 'fun' for the kids - it is transformational and vital.  Yet budget cuts have forced many school music programs to close, especially in schools serving low-income communities.   Kids who play a musical instrument are 57% more likely to attend college.  Little Kids Rock has served almost 200,000 public school kids in the US with instruments and instruction.

CAPITAL is a council and forum of Asian and Pacific Islander organizations meeting in a spirit of unity, friendship and mutual support. CAPITAL's mission is the civic awareness and empowerment of its member organizations and of our region's Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Oak Meadow Elementary School is local to our store.  We do all that we can to support the construction of a tech center in which the students can learn and are proud to help.  Go Raptors!  

The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom is a local, independent and financially self-supporting entity.   Chabad has for many years, in the United States and throughout the world, actively promoted a greater awareness of the concepts of education, morality and decency amongst all people. The local center was established in 2007 to provide many diverse educational and social programs and has been successfully impacting our community in many positive ways.

Holy Trinity Parish and School, El Dorado Hills, CA

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode

CaringBridge.org connects friends and families of patients during times of medical crisis and care.

Doctors Without Borders Doctors and nurses volunteer to provide urgent medical care in countries to victims of war and disaster regardless of race, religion, or politics.

Goodwill Industries International helps people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities.

Snowline Hospice Snowline is committed to serving our community by supporting terminally ill patients near end-of-life and guiding their loved ones through grief.

El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce  focuses on business development for El Dorado Hills and local community information and issues.

Philadelphia Academy of Music Restoration Project - Philadelphia's Academy of Music is both a celebrated historical national landmark and vibrant focus of cultural life in the city. Opened in 1857, the Academy is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. Today, it remains one of the busiest halls in the world and is host to a myriad of community, cultural and civic functions, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Academy is owned and operated by The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and has been the orchestra's home since its founding in 1900.  

Institute of Contemporary Art 

Thorncroft's mission is to help build the physical, emotional and mental well-being of all people, particularly those with special needs, through establishing an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and love in an equestrian environment. We are committed to a mainstreaming approach for teaching horseback riding and to promoting the development of new and independent therapeutic riding programs. 

Ganna Walska Lotus Land is a horticultural preserve in Santa Barbara, CA.