June Advocate 2016

June Advocate 2106 400The June Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about the many Community Service Agencies that come to Plowshares to help our Guests.

Find out how we are doing with the Eriksen Matching Grant and the Human Race Results.

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May Advocate 2016

May newsletter The May Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about our Matching Grant from the T.R. Eriksen Foundation and how you can donate to help us achieve our goal of $10,000 in matching funds.

View photos of the Empty Bowls Event and all the many people who helped us put this event on.

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April Newsletter 2016

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The April Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about our Sponsors and the other many ways that businesses and community members help to make Empty Bowls our largest fundraising event.

Read about our new Brochures, the Human Race and Special Thank yous.

Click here to for more information and to read all the articles.

Empty Bowls 2016

EB 2016 poster The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Event is coming up on April 16, starting at 5:30 pm in the Plowshares dining room. Tickets are $60 and includes soup, salad, rolls, wine, beer, and dessert, and you get to take a handmade bowl home with you. The Bowls are made by Jan Hoyman and Doug Browe and the Ceramics Club of Mendocino College and MICA.

We will have a silent and live auction, raffle prizes and great opportunities to connect with friends in the community. Tickets are on sale now at Plowshares and Mendocino Book Company. Call for more information, 462-8582. Buy them early they do sell out!

March Advocate

March advocateThe March Advocate is now in mail boxes and available on the website. Read about Jan Hoyman and what motivates her to create 50 bowls for our Empty Bowls Event. The 10th Annual Empty Bowls will be on April 16th and tickets are now on sell at Plowshares and Mendocino Book Company.

Marlene, Executive Director, and Rhonda, our Operations Manager, payed a visit to Sister Jane, read the article in the Advocate.

The Human Race is May 7th. Registration has begun and it is not to early to look for sponsors for our Plowshares team. Call if you want to be a part of our team and walk or run for Plowshares or if you want to be a sponsor.

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February Advocate

Feb AdvThe February Advocate is out and will be showing up in mailboxes soon. Click here to read about the Updated Volunteer Handbook which can be viewed here, the results of our Winter Appeal, and the upcoming 10th Annual Empty
Bowls on April 16.

January Advocate

Jan 2016 AdvocateThe January Advocate is now out and available for viewing on the website. Read about our Personal Care                services and see photos of the               Christmas Luncheon!

The Christmas Day Luncheon!!

Diningroom and treeThe first holiday meal served on Christmas Day, at our current location, was festive and heart warming. We had over 25 volunteers helping deliver Meals on Wheels, setting up and decorating the tables, cutting pies, cooking, slicing ham, serving, singing carols and cleaning . The people served were grateful for the delicious food, the Holiday Stockings and Santa visiting the children.

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Winter Appeal

WA 2015Our Winter Appeal has gone out to the greater Ukiah area for our largest fundraiser of the year! This vast mailing brings in close to 20% of the income needed to run our Diningroom and Meals on Wheels Programs.

Click here to view the pdf version. We hope you can  donate today to help us with our mission!

Volunteers Recognized!

IMG_0161 600Many of our volunteers came to the Volunteer Recognition Celebration in October. A catered lunch was served and raffle prices given out.

The following Volunteers were recognized:
Volunteer of the Year: Ron ZimmermakerMeals on Wheels Volunteer of the Year: Kathleen Barbera
Golden Spoon AwarIMG_0160 600d: Wednesday Dinner Crew: Mariana Delgado, Robert Lind, Sharon Forbes, Moria Lawlor

Special Award for taking 3rd at the Human Race for the most money raised by an individual (Raised for Plowshares): Lyn Jugwirth
Special Award for going above and beyond in helping put the band together for the Blues, Brews, & BBQ event: Rich Kirch


Raffle prizes were won by: Lani Hardage-Vogel, Vichy Springs Resort Voucher for Day use for two and second night free with one night stay. Deseree Rhciharson, Gift Certificate for Reflections Salon and Apparel.

We so appreciate our volunteers and love putting on this Annual Recognition Celebration. We wish we could do more! Without the volunteers, Plowshares and Meals on Wheels would not be a viable resource in our community. THANK YOU!!