• Mendocino Coast Children's Fund Back to School Program serves 200 coastal children

      Back to School Program - We want every child to feel like they belong. Every August, we provide more than 200 coastal children the chance to "shop" at our Back to School store.

    • Kids Greeting

      Happy Holidays - Happy Holidays from all of us at MCCF.

    • Mendocino Coast Children's Fund provides grants for child art programs

      Grants for the Arts - MCCF provides grants to community artists and school programs to encourage each child's discovery of their inner artist.

    • Mendocino Coast Children's Fund provides resources to help kids participate in many activities

      Activities - We help children participate in sports, camps, field trips, and safe travel to school. We also help with special activity and college application fees.

    • Medical & Health — We provide everything from diapers to help keep newborns dry and clean, to hygiene products for teens, and emergency funds for families with local children hospitalized out of the area.

    • A Helping Hand – We serve youth from Rockport to Gualala and inland to Comptche in Mendocino County, California. We are the safety net for our coastal infants and children.

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    Beloved Community,
    We are working around the clock and checking your phone calls, texts and emails frequently. You can leave a message for MCCF on 707 937-6111 or reach us by call or text on our cell: 707-684-6644. Donations are needed and we are glad to help you do this in any way that works for you.

     Please e-mail our resource coordinator, Heather Baird, at info@mccf.info if you can donate gas cards, local food or restaurant gift certificates and/or other needed resources. She will offer you effective strategies for sharing your concern and kindness. Please mail gift cards and certificates to MCCF, PO Box 1616, Mendocino, CA 95460 and we will receipt you. 
    
     Thanks to you, MCCF has distributed:

      $25,000 in COVID-19 SOS food and gas cards to our key partners. These are being distributed to our most at-risk elders, families and children: folks in quarantine, self -isolation without helpers or young families currently without access to other assistance programs. We need your donations to expand this effort.

       $7,500 in COVID-19 mask-making supplies. Mendocino Coast volunteer groups and individuals are sewing masks for medical responders, essential workers and vulnerable elders. Your donations allow us to expand their effort

    1,280 N-95 COVID-19 masks to our medical providers at MCDH (our hospital) and at MCC (our community clinics).  

     $6,000 in diapers, infant items, laundry and hygiene supplies for the Fort Bragg Food Bank and Mendocino Coast Clinics to share with clients. If you are a motel or hotel and can help with laundry supplies, please let us know. 

     $5,000 in educational materials and books, generously discounted by our local Gallery Bookstore, for our teachers to use with children who do not have internet resources. Please consider donating additional gift certificates to Gallery Bookstore so we can help kids whose schools have closed.

    MCCF has given our health providers and other essential partners technical support, hygiene resources, financial help and effective and accountable strategies to make our community response to an unprecedented challenging time as Coast Strong as it can be. MCCF is all of us being our most loving selves. Join Us!

    In the first 4 weeks of COVID-19, MCCF has coordinated our essential and urgent community needs and efforts with over 200 government agencies, schools, non- profits, grassroots efforts, volunteers, service organizations, foundations, donors, local businesses and individuals. We have over three thousand children living between Westport and Gualala and over twenty thousand residents.

    One hundred percent of your donations are invested back in our community. Our small expenses are paid by anonymouas donors.

    MCCF is all of us, saving lives and sharing hope. One loss is one too many. Your generosity and self -sacrifice right now means better outcomes for all of us.

    Stay home, know that you are loved, 

    Annie Liner on behalf of our board and volunteers: Omie Behrens, Zida Borcich, Margaret Fox, Sasha Graham, Sherrie Spires, & Heather Baird

     

     

    Click here to view a recent article on our efforts from the Real Estate Magazine:


    The strength of MCCF is you, our caring donors. Every time you shop at Harvest Markets you receive a token worth ten cents for each bag you bring with you. Good for kids and good for the environment! Your  tokens help us buy food and shoes for community children. Please think of us when you shop at Harvest Markets.

    Make 2020 a year full of promise and hope for local infants, toddlers, children, and teens.

    We invite you to read a few stories of how we help in our community.