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Winter Appeal 2017

Our 2017 Winter Appeal is out in peoples mailboxes! Read about our services, FY 2016/2017 statistics, a letter of gratitude, the new Sponsor a Senior Campaign to fund our Meals on Wheels Program, and a letter from Traci Boyl, our Executive Director.

Click HERE to read the Appeal.

October Newsletter

Plowshares October Newsletter has been published. Read how to get tickets for our Fall Boogie, Brews & BBQ Meals on Wheels Event, our Sponsor a Senior Campaign, easy ways to donate and our booth at Pumpkinfest!

Click HERE to read.

Boogie, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

Get your tickets NOW for the Boogie, Brews & BBQ Meals on Wheels fundraiser!

Come Boogie, have some brews and wine, eat gourmet BBQ, and dance to the Funky Dozen on October 7th at Barra of Mendocino starting at 6:00 p.m.  This fundraiser supports the Meals on Wheels Program which provides home bound seniors a hot nutritious meal 5 days a week.

Click on the Brown Paper Tickets link to the right to purchase your tickets or go to the Mendocino Book Company, dig! music or the Plowshares’ office to purchase.

September Newsletter

Plowshares September Newsletter has been published! Read about our Tuesday Volunteers, photos and award winners from the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, along with Rhonda’s 20th Anniversary and buying Boogie, Brews & BBQ tickets.

Click HERE to read the newsletter.

August Newsletter 2017

Plowshares August Newsletter has been published. Read about our Fall fundraiser,     Boogie, Brews & BBQ on October 7th, featuring the Funky Dozen band, Assemblymember Jim Woods visit, our new Sponsor a Senior Program and special Thank Yous!


Click HERE to read the newsletter.

July Newsletter

The July Advocate has been published. Read about our Monday Volunteers, Annual Volunteer Recognition, and a new name for our Meals on Wheels Fall Fundraiser on October 7th.

Click HERE to read the newsletter.

June Newsletter

The June Advocate has been published. Read about our new Executive Director, Traci Boyl, Empty Bowl’s thank yous for all who helped make it a prosperous event, and how we did on our Eriksen Marching Grant campaign.

Click HERE to read the newsletter.

May Newsletter

The May Advocate has been published. Read about our matching grant with the T.R. Eriksen Foundation. We have received this grant for quite a number of years and proceed to have a matching campaign in May and June. Please help us raise $10,000 to match the grant for a total of $20,000!

Click HERE to view the newsletter.

Empty Bowls 2017 Tickets are on Sale!

11th Annual Empty Bowls

Tickets on sale NOW!

Empty Bowls is Plowshares’ signature event that takes place May 13th this year at 5:30 here at the Plowshares Dining Room, 1346 S. State. St.

Jan Hoyman Studios, Doug Browe and the Ceramics Club of Mendocino College, and Mendocino Inland Ceramic Association create bowls for guests to take home with them after enjoying a variety of homemade soups, salad, appetizers, breads and desserts.

We have an auction, Fund a Need auction, and raffle of great prizes donated by community members and businesses.

This event generates much needed funds for operating our Community Dining Room and Meals on Wheels programs. Costs are low for putting this event on because of the in kind donations and holding it in our dining room. We net 97% of the proceeds generated.

Buy tickets online from Brown Paper Tickets, click on the icon to the right, at Mendocino Book Company, or here at Plowshares, 1346 S. State St. Call 707-462-8582 for more information.