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CNL Board Chair Bavo and the Nevada County BOS. Photo: YubaNet

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 16, 2016 – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared November 29, 2016 as Giving Tuesday in Nevada County and presented a copy of the resolution to the Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s Board Chair Susie Bavo at yesterday’s meeting.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) has joined #GivingTuesday, for the third year, to recognize and promote a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 73 member organizations are participating in various ways.

Bavo said member organizations’ wish lists are available on CNL’s website, enabling the public to see how their contributions will be used. Some examples:

Nevada County Pets of the Homeless $250 will provide five pets of the homeless veterinary care.  $50 covers the exam fee and our vet, For The Love of Pets picks up the rest

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release $25 will purchase mealworms to feed a nest of orphaned young Robins for a month

The Center for the Arts $250 will send one child to summer camp for a week

Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City The authors of the Nineteenth Amendment to our United States Constitution, Women’s Right to Vote are Ellen and Aaron Sargent; they wrote the words and lived in Nevada City and the Famous Marching Presidents are preparing to erect a monument in their honor.  All donations will go towards that effort.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center  $50 will support one girl to attend Soundgirls.org sound tech camp in June 2017.

Nevada County Historical Society $100 will enable us to frame and hang a large historical photograph in the new Searls Historical Library.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center $100 will help maintain the building and grounds for a week.

American Association of University Women $50 will send an 8th grade girl to Tech Trek, the week- long STEM summer camp at UC Davis.

Habitat for Humanity, Nevada County $25 will purchase nails and hardware.

Sierra Harvest $50 buys veggie starts for a low-income family to grow (and eat!) for a full season.

Citizens for Choice, Nevada County $50 provides free condoms distributed at The Clinic! for one month.

Gold Country Community Services $100 will feed a homebound senior for a month.

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Your contribution is appreciated.

Welcome Home Vets $50 provides one session of group psychotherapy to a veteran or family member.

The full list is available here.

The BOS resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday was established as a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a celebration of philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to give; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community, and think about other people; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper on Giving Tuesday and on every day to recognize the tremendous impact of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service in the County of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to encourage citizens to serve others throughout this holiday season and during other times of the year.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Nevada County hereby proclaim November 29, 2016 as Giving Tuesday in the County of Nevada, and encourages all citizens to join together to give back to the community in any way that is personally meaningful.