FISH bell-ringers collecting for needy
RANDY STAVA, left, and Gary Kozel, both with St. Leo’s Catholic Church, were ringing bells for FISH last Saturday at Sonoma Market. FISH volunteers will be ringing bells and collecting at various sites around the Valley.
On Friday, Nov. 30, FISH began its annual fundraiser – the ringing of the bells.
Volunteers from Sonoma Rotary are ringing bells at Safeway, Sonoma Kiwanis at CVS Pharmacy, Glen Ellen Rotary at Glen Ellen Market, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at Lucky’s and a host of Sonoma volunteers at Sonoma Market. They are all ringing to support the work of FISH.
For the past 41 years, FISH has been supported by individuals, churches, civic organizations and businesses within Sonoma Valley. With the coins and dollars collected during the four weekends before Christmas, FISH is able to provide a three-day supply of groceries to feed nearly 2,000 households and 350 holiday baskets. During these difficult economic times FISH has also helped 250 families with utilities or rent.
FISH is proud of the work it has done in the community – it continues to be an all-volunteer organization with no paid positions and does not charge for any of its services. All contributions to FISH translate into services for those in need within Sonoma Valley.
Bell Ringers will be ringing their bells between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays before Christmas.
If you are unable to drop a contribution into the bucket, drop a contribution into the mail and send it to FISH, P.O. Box 507, Sonoma, CA 95476.