National Nonprofit Day
By edunn on August 17, 2022
On August 17th, National Nonprofit Day (NND) recognizes the goals and positive impacts nonprofits have on communities and the world.
Through nonprofits, awareness, research, and aid reach the people who need it most. Nonprofits also generate tremendous benefits to their surrounding communities and the broader world.
Here are some of our very own NOW DJ’s favorite Nonprofits:
DOUG: All Souls Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Located in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California in the small town of Cool. All Souls Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is situated on 15 acres of beautiful space for our residence.
As a child Nikki preferred being in the company of animals and that is where she found peace and serenity. Wherever she lived she knew every dog, cat, rabbit, horse, lizard, rat, cow…or any other four legged creature within a 2 block radius. From the time she could walk, she knew she wanted to be on and around horses. That remains true to this day.
Animals have always been what made her soul happy. They have been the most precious and trusted of friendships to her.
In 2001 Nikki started her career as a veterinary assistant, later becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. For years while living in the Bay Area, she would drive north to Lakeport, CA to Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic for both her animals and the stray/rescued animals that she had under her care. While there one day, the owner, Dr. Cannon, asked if she would like to work for her as they were in need of a technician. Without a second thought, she said YES! And that is what started her career in the veterinary field.
Nikki and Anthony met in 2007 and were married in 2009. When they first met Anthony lived on a 10 acre horse property with his brothers. What really won Nikki over was a weekend stay at Anthony’s one time, when she arrived that weekend he had purchased dog beds for her 2 dogs to stay at his house. It was at that moment, she realized she’d met the one. Fast forward to 2016 when they found the property that would make Nikki’s dream a reality. Officially becoming a 501(c)3 non profit organization in September of 2018, we hope to provide a safe, loving, and forever home to animals in need, while providing education to the public on animal care and all that goes into loving these wonderful souls.
Learn more and help support them HERE!
DARIK: Placer Food Bank
Founded in 1970 as the Community Resources Council, Placer Food Bank (PFB) has grown from a small grassroots agency to the leading advocate and food distributor for hunger-relief in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties, operating a 30,000+ square foot food distribution center in Roseville.
Originally, the organization was founded to provide services to low-income and needy individuals and families in Roseville and surrounding areas. Early-on, the Community Resource Council focused on providing a wide range of services to anyone in need. From providing help in obtaining a driver’s license or social security card, to providing food or clothing, thousands of families were touched by the services of our organization.
In 1985, the Community Resource Council began to operate solely as a food bank. Responsibilities and outreach to the hungry experienced rapid growth. In 1990, the Community Resource Council became a member of Feeding America with the service area designated in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Counties. In 2008 another milestone was reached, when the Community Resources Council officially became known as Placer Food Bank. Soon after the drastic economic downturn in 2009, the need for Placer Food Bank services tripled, thus the need to obtain a larger distribution center, which is where PFB remains today.
As a member of Feeding America, PFB is part of a nation-wide network of 200 independent food banks securing and distributing food and grocery products. PFB is ever-mindful about the importance of its designation and the high standards set by Feeding America and across the food bank network. Staff and volunteers work diligently each and every day to ensure they are in compliance with Feeding America’s best practices – while honoring PFB’s mission which is to sustain communities by nourishing families experiencing food insecurity, educating the community about hunger, while advocating for hunger relief.
Learn more and help support them HERE!