Spreading the love, one lawn at a time

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club is spreading the love, lawn by lawn.

The nonprofit has proudly launched the “You Can’t Quarantine Love” campaign, to both boost morale for valley residents while also supporting the hungry and homeless. The SVWC is selling lawn signs on a sliding scale, from $15-$50 each, and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Sonoma Overnight Support.

S.O.S. has been dedicated to feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless since 2007 at their food bank, The Haven, at 151 First St. West, in Sonoma.

“If we learned anything from the Nuns Fire of 2017, it’s that Sonomans are tough, and no tragedy, however great, can keep us apart,” says the group webpage, where you can find out how to get a sign.

S.O.S. reports that there are roughly 250 homeless people in the valley today—many of whom are struggling to find shelter and regular hygiene during the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to support social distancing and protect their homeless clients and volunteers, S.O.S.’s costs have skyrocketed, threatening the safety of our community and homeless neighbors. S.O.S needs your help!

The Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club was founded in 1901 and boasts a rich legacy of civic and philanthropic engagement with the City of Sonoma, including the planting of Sonoma’s historic plaza, the building of the Carnegie Library, and the restoration of the Mission of San Francisco de Solano.

Today, SVWC’s President, Alison Kilmer, is working to motivate the club during these challenging times with renewed vigor. “Our communications team put everything together in a matter of days, and there was a lot of enthusiasm around the project,” Kilmer said.

Inspired by “The Love in the Air is Thicker than the Smoke” signs that appeared during the 2017 Nuns Fire, Kilmer explained that SVWC’s “You Can’t Quarantine Love” is a way to remind everyone in the community that “we’re all in this together.” 

Learn more about  Sonoma Overnight Support

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