We could not provide the resources we do without the help of our friends and sponsors! Each Spring we host an annual fundraiser for our organization. Here you will find information on this years fundraiser, along with photos and sponsor recognition from the most recent annual fundraiser.
We Need Your Help!
YHAA's next Annual Spring Fundraiser is right around the corner, and this is a big one because YHAA is celebrating 10 years of improving the well-being of older adults! We currently need event sponsors, raffle donations, and nominations for the YHAA superstar award.
Sponsor the Annual Fundraiser
Events like this wouldn't be possible without event sponsors. Click the button below for more information on sponsorship levels and how to become a sponsor.
Donate a Raffle Prize
In addition to sponsoring or attending our annual fundraiser, you can help by donating items we raffle. Services or items appealing to older adults, dinners out, or weekend getaways, wines, and gourmet foods are some of the popular prizes we have offered in the past. If you wish to donate a raffle prize, please contact YHAA Executive Director Sheila Allen at email@example.com.
Nominate a YHAA Superstar
YHAA selects a few individuals, organizations, or businesses to honor at our Annual Fundraiser for their contributions to the wellbeing of older adults in Yolo County. Please submit your nominations using the form below to YHAA Executive Director Sheila Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER
YHAA SENIOR SUPERSTAR AWARDS
CHARLOTTE DORSEY AND JIM BREWER
Founders of Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN), West Sacramento
Charlotte and Jim volunteer their time and energy to promote and facilitate education, collaboration, and advocacy on behalf of the aging population of West Sacramento. Charlotte and Jim spearheaded a series of interviews and outreach events in the older and lower-income Bryte and Broderick communities of West Sacramento to learn about residents’ hopes and dreams for their neighborhoods. Residents and city staff formed a partnership in which the city provides an array of services while Bryte and Broderick residents supply vision, leadership, and passion through The Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) established in 2008. BBCAN hosts educational events providing interaction with city services and public safety personnel and partners with other organizations to host an annual Senior Resources Fair. Charlotte, who is also a member of the California Senior Legislature and a committed member of the YHAA Advocacy Committee, and Jim, a webmaster and radio host, operate the BBCAN website and facebook page (www.BryteandBroderick.org, and spearhead organization of events and outreach to the community.
WOODLAND COMMUNITY CARE CAR
Roy Miller, Chair, Board of Directors
The Woodland Community Care Car is an all-volunteer-run program providing free or low-cost transportation for older adults in Woodland. The program was begun in 1973 by a small group of volunteers that wanted to address a cirtical need in their community. The program serves all residents of Woodland age 55 years and older, with priority given to those with medical appointments. This non-profit is overseen by a board of directors chaired by Roy Miller and is fully financed by donations. The program operates with over 100 volunteers. Service is provided Sunday through Friday using three vans that collectively average over 30 rides per day. Among the rides they provide are transporting the “lunch bunch” to the congregate meal site at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. The City of Woodland supports the program by providing a phone line and computer for scheduling rides and vehicle maintenance. Volunteer drivers are mostly seniors, many of whom, over the years, have gone from providing the rides to needing a ride. The Community Care Car is an excellent example of community members identifying a need, organizing themselves, and finding a way to provide sustainable and reliable service over the past 46 years. The program is also an example of active aging with volunteers being almost exclusively seniors.