Teen services gets van donation
Rebecca Hermosillo, Keith Marion and Cristin Lawrence with the van Marion donated to Sonoma Valley Teen Services.
Sonoma Valley Teen Services was given a Dodge van with fewer than 99,000 miles on the odometer from Keith Marion, retired former owner of Shaker and Amish Design Furniture Company.
For many years Marion has been a supporter of the programs offered by Sonoma Valley Teen Services. Last year Marion mentored a teen who wants to be a furniture maker. The furniture business operations were on Sonoma Highway 12 near the teen center.
Marion was aware of the camping trips, bicycle day trips and exploration of Bay area museums that the teens take with program managers Rebecca Hermosillo and Cristin Lawrence and other chaperones.
A 12-passenger van was donated to the teen center more than 10 years ago. The addition of this van allows nine more teens to participate in the trips and saves the organization from having to rent a van for outings. This van will also be used to transport products from the teen center kitchen to farmer’s markets where “Lovin’ Oven” products are sold.
“Lovin’ Oven” is a teen–operated bakery at the Valley of the Moon Teen Center. It is one of the programs offered by Sonoma Valley Teen Services, which provides skill-based programs for teens. Experiential, hands-on and inspirational programs are designed to reinforce and foster students’ academic and career interests through involvement with the community and local businesses. Other programs include the No-Name Café, Art Wednesday and the Shop.
For further information please contact Rebecca Hermosillo or Cristin Lawrence at 939-1452 or www.SVteens.org.