BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

Posted on November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets    Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant        SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride).  It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

A TREASURED GEM!

Posted on October 7, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets   Written and compiled by Julie Sage We have been blessed with having the same “sparkling” volunteer for 30 YEARS as our “Jewelry Lady”.  BERTIE CAIN gives her time and energies to keeping our Assistance League Thrift Shop’s jewelry cases full, with priced attractive gems to … More A TREASURED GEM!

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

 Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space.  An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat.  I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse.  Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

 Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors  Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission.  We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

The Donor Connection

What Goes Around Comes Around Hundreds of donated items (household, clothing, jewelry, books, art, and linens) are received from Placer County residents almost daily at our Assistance League® of Greater Placer Thrift Shop.  All items are processed by our volunteers, reasonably priced, and displayed for our customers to purchase. The Thrift Shop stays well stocked … More The Donor Connection

Bingo Round-Up

  Written by Linda Martinez Bingo Beginnings: The game’s history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery which is still played every Saturday in Italy. From Italy, the game was introduced to France in the late 1770s. The Germans also played a version of the game in the 1800s, but they used … More Bingo Round-Up