Put Your Paws Together for Snowline’s First-Ever Pet Casting Call Winners
It was a ruff decision
The Volunteer Department is happy to announce three community winners from last month’s pet casting call, which drew over thirty submissions. The winners are Nancy Houston and her dogs Bo and Daisy, Leila Nagel and her dogs Evie and Dasher, and Snowline’s own Kate Craig and her dog Ella.
The Volunteer Department and volunteer videographer, Jackie Penn, are filming, editing, and producing a special video of each pet. The pet videos will be made available to our patients, families, and the community-at-large. A true joy-in-the-moment experience sure to make tails wag and hearts melt.
Cameron Park 30th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
Presentation of the RoundUp check to El Dorado County Veterans Alliance
The Cameron Park 30th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting was a huge success. Thank you to everybody who came to celebrate the Cameron Park Thrift Store and its wonderful staff! The Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce showed their appreciation to Snowline Thrift for their many years of dedication to the community. Board members of the Chamber joined long time Cameron Park staff in the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to officially welcome 30 years. Specialty 30th anniversary cookies from Frank Vilt's Cakes in Cameron Park were offered as a sweet treat to those in attendance. We appreciate everyone who came to support this wonderful milestone with us. As well as, everyone who supports Snowline Thrift by visiting and donating at our stores!
We are proud to announce the Veterans "Round Up" at Snowline Thrift successfully raised $6,911! Snowline has a long standing relationship with the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance and actively engages in aiding local area veterans. All of the proceeds from the round up goes towards the efforts of the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance to continue support for local area veterans. Chief Executive Officer, Tim Meadows, presented the alliance with the funds raised from the round up. President of the alliance, Gary Campbell expressed his gratitude for the kindness of the community as well as thanking Snowline for facilitating the round up.
Funds raised for the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance go towards programs and services for veterans in the community. Programs such as supplementary college aide, hospice care, PTSD counseling, homelessness prevention and food assistance are made possible because of the alliance.
Snowline Seeking Retail Volunteers
Volunteer For Any Position Today!
Do you love knowing what you do helps others? Do you thrive in a team environment? Looking to create lasting memories? Look no further than the Retail Volunteer opportunities with Snowline Thrift Stores. Retail Volunteers ensure that Snowline patients receive the care they need at little or no cost to them. Join a fun and exciting team of volunteers at one of our five Retail Volunteer opportunities in Folsom, Cameron Park, Placerville, Placerville eBay Store, or the Diamond Springs RAP Warehouse. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with Snowline, please contact Melissa, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and checkout our website at https://snowlinehospice.org/help/thrift-stores for more information.
Snowline’s Volunteer Department Launches First-ever Virtual Training Program for New Clinical Volunteers
Virtual Clinical Volunteers
The Volunteer Department’s recruitment efforts for Clinical Volunteers have continued to be successful during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The department is excited to announce that five aspiring volunteers have embarked on the first-ever Volunteer Virtual Training Program offered by Snowline Hospice. The Volunteer Department researched, designed, and developed the contemporary Volunteer Virtual Training Program specific to the needs of Snowline Hospice as well as meeting the industry standard for hospice volunteer training. The program connects aspiring volunteers to multiple training methodologies, assessments, and on-going learning initiatives. Completion of virtual training is the first step in becoming a Clinical Volunteer, which requires additional in-person hospice shadowing and training. Welcome Clinical Volunteer Class of 2020!
Snowline was founded over forty-one years ago by a team of dedicated volunteers. That volunteer spirit lives on today. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with Snowline, please contact Melissa, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com
EDH NCL Writes 600 Sunshine Letters!
National Charity League Thank You
Giving back to the community is the mission of the National Charity League. The mother and daughter philanthropy league are dedicated Snowline Community Volunteers. Their passion to support Snowline's Mission extends to serving weekly at our thrift stores, volunteering at numerous special events, and writing for our Sunshine Letter Program.
The mothers and daughters of the EL Dorado Hills Chapter of the National Charity League wrote 600 Sunshine Letters for patients and families of Snowline. Julia Carle, Chapter Liaison, delivered the large boxes of colorful letters to our Diamond Springs office where they were processed by a group of administrative volunteers. Putting pen to paper for the letter-writing endeavor lead some of the league members to share their personal stories of grief, resilience, and service.
"For our family it was a bit about giving back and a bit about healing. Last Christmas my Father-in-law was diagnosed with Stage IV inoperable Brain Cancer. We went from a normal Thanksgiving to Hospice care just after Christmas. He was gone by February 6th. I know how hard this time was on our family and in a way, we were lucky his illness was so fast. Some deal with this for much longer. We just wanted to do something that gave back. Even though Snowline was not our hospice provider, it was a way to say Thank You and help out those who are dealing with this." - Samantha
"This past weekend we set out to make some cards for people in hospice care and our goal was to deliver some colors and joy to them. It’s often said that when life seems overwhelming, look at someone who drew an even shorter stick to bring some perspective and gratitude into your life. In this process of playing with colors, making mess and finding messages of hope, faith and peace, I’m no longer sure who was helping whom, who brought joy to whom... think it was these resilient souls who are still burning bright with their quiet strength who are the beacon of hope for the rest of us... the journey, as they say, is still unfolding." - Shalini
"We were honored to be part of something so special and hope that we might brighten someone’s day. Making these cards was extra special for my family since my mom (and girls grandmother) was on hospice a few years ago and received the most wonderful care from Snowline." - Wynter
" I think it's important to write these letters with our daughters to help us build a sense of awareness, perspective, and empathy. It opened up conversations between us that we had never had before." - Jolene