2020—What a year! Throughout the turbulence, BCC has maintained sustainability through emergency grants, private donations and utilization of the CARES Act. Janitorial staff still cleans the village and beach as well as sanitizing and cleaning the hall and restrooms. Administrative staff has kept the business running in order to distribute food through the SF/Marin Food Bank, Extra Food and several other programs.
Through relationships with several food programs, BCC is providing approximately 300 weekly no-cost, prepared, to go meals for the food insecure. Prepared meals and food bank groceries are being delivered to those who cannot come downtown. Our goal is to keep our community safe and fed while continuing to respond to the changing needs of our village population. We strive to improve the quality of life in Bolinas.
Due to the pandemic and resulting rules, BCC has not been able to hold its annual fundraisers such as the Art, Garden &Food Festival, Memorial Day BBQ and now the Labor Day event (our biggest fundraiser of the year). Funds raised through these events comprise the majority of our operating income.
As a result, we need your help more than ever. The kitchen stove, donated in 2013, needs to be replaced. The cast iron propane burner mounts have corroded and the ovens are inefficient. The stand-alone convection oven is on its last leg—the repairman has said the next time it stops working, there is no possibility of repair.
Additionally, office computers need to be updated to accommodate Zoom meetings and improve communications. Administrative staff is currently utilizing personal equipment such as smart phones and laptops to participate in these meetings, as the office computers have no cameras or speakers, both of which are necessary for electronic meetings.
Please contribute to Bolinas Community Center. BCC is working hard to meet community needs in the midst of these unprecedented times. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Bolinas Community Center Staff and Board of Directors
P.S PLEASE STAY SAFE & TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.