Monday, May 21, 2012

Davis Bike Club's "Alpinsanity" Fundraiser

DBC Members dropping off their donation
Earlier this year, we were contacted by Deb Ford of the Davis Bike Club announcing that the newly created "April Alpinsanity" fundraiser would benefit the Food Bank of Yolo County (FBYC). Today, a crew from the DBC rode from Davis to FBYC's location in Woodland to drop off the proceeds from their event.

The goal behind Alpinsanity was to donate .05 for every 100 feet in elevation ridden. In total, 48 DBC members rode 1,056,100 feet! Thanks to this effort, FBYC, along with Davis Bicycles, received a donation of $338.78, which will help provide $5,759.26 worth of food value.
Climbing section

Helping dad up the hill
On behalf of FBYC and those we serve, we want to send a HUGE thank you to Deb Ford and the members of DBC for this tremendous, thoughtful, and creative fundraising event! We had a great time tracking the elevation with you and can't wait for next year.
Sierra Foothills ride
Messy bike after a ride

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May's Volunteer of the Month: Paul Thao

Paul pictured with his "baby", a bicycle he worked on

During the month of May, we’re pleased to feature Paul Thao as our Volunteer of the Month. With us since early 2012, Paul has generously donated almost 60 hours of his time as a warehouse volunteer.

Originally from Sacramento, Paul enjoys playing volleyball, working on and reading about cars, and bicycles. Though he shied away when asked to talk about himself, he showed a lot of passion when asked about his volunteer time with the Food Bank of Yolo County.

It was apparent to us after one of his first shifts that Paul is an extremely hard worker. We were short-handed and needed help packing bags for our EFAP distribution. Paul stepped right up to the job and demonstrated that he’s a quick learner and is very interested in giving back to his community.

This year, after our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ was wrapping up, Paul even took on dish washing duty. Although we tried to insist that he sit down and relax, he said something to the effect of, “Well, I’m here, I might as well help.”

Thank you for all of your hard work, Paul!