Your Generosity at Work
When you make a gift to Bread for the Journey, you're helping good works to emerge, building on our community’s unique strengths. Here are a few of the projects our generous supporters have made possible.
- $1,000 to Quincy High School Library to purchase new books to support junior high and high school readers when the pandemic restricted schools to online learning
- $500 in start-up funding to Wild Mountain Herbal Collective for local education in the art and craft of plant medicine, cultivation, and restoration
- $3,500 to the Lost Sierra Food Project to purchase a commercial refrigerator to keep produce fresh for local accounts and participants in their education and low-income farm share programs
- $500 to Plumas Performing Arts for prizes for youth participants in their online Plumas County Vocal and Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival
- $10,500 in designated gifts to Traci Turner and Quincy Thrift & Company to help fund efforts providing for the immediate needs of Dixie Fire evacuees, and short term and future services to returning Greenville residents.
- $800 to Quircus community-based circus to purchase a crash pad for use in training and community education activities
- $1,000 to Friends of Plumas Wilderness for a mapping project for further understanding and education about the impacts of recent wildland fire on natural ecosystems
- $250 to California Scholarship Federation, Quincy High School for Academic Awards prizes to help increase student achievement and participation
- $1,100 to Feather River Tourism Association to purchase officers and directors’ insurance for volunteers during their first year of operations
- $400 to Amy Napoleon Wilson and Amanda Maffei to cover direct event costs in organizing the 2021 Women’s March
- $1,000 to Mountain Passages to support Dixie Fire evacuees with gift cards for food and gas, distributed through Quincy Thrift.
- $1,000 to the Lost Sierra Composite Bike Team to get more kids on bikes to “build strong minds, bodies, character, and community”
- $300 to the Quincy High School chapter of the CA Scholarship Federation for local gift cards as prizes for an awards night
- $1,000 to the Maidu Summit Consortium, a Native Land Conservancy, for accounting services to help plan financial sustainability during a transition in leadership
- $2,500 to the Lost Sierra Food Project to increase access to affordable, locally grown food through their free and reduced farm share for low income residents and to empower kids and adults to grow their own food
- $300 for art journaling materials for participants in coach Tiffany Lozano’s and therapist Aly Kinne’s virtual “Recipe for Resilience” course
- $250 for local students to attend a virtual performing arts camp
- $500 for start-up funds for a Main Street community garden and garden shop in Greenville
- $1,000 to Plumas Arts for video production of a musician led virtual Hometown for the Holidays benefit concert for local musicians and arts.
- $1,300 to Rural to Rural for local high school students traveling to Uganda to engage in service-learning projects. The students directed the funds—and their labor—toward helping a community renovate a primary school, and to sponsor a student for a year.
- $500 for set design and construction work for a dramaworks community theater production of Chicago at West End Theatre
- $600 to sponsor a hanging flower basket for the Quincy Beautify Main Street Project
- $500 to help upgrade Greenville High School’s weight room equipment for a safe and healthy exercise environment
- $600 to Quincy High’s Gay-Straight Alliance to grow a culture of inclusive support through club T-shirts, books, and meals, and $185 for banners for event outreach and visibility
- $500 to Pachuca Productions to provide tickets for local high school and college students to attend performances of The Laramie Project in Greenville and Quincy
- $1000 toward purchasing a bassoon—a highly sought-after instrument that opens doors for honor band and scholarship opportunities—for local high school music programs
- $600 supporting local musicians and entertainment for the newly reorganized Quincy Farmers Market
- $950 to support planning and outreach for an inter-tribal Big Time gathering in Sierra Valley
A selection of grants made 2015-2018
Youth education and empowerment
- $550 to support the Quack-N-Wabbit puppet theater with an anti-bullying message for local school children throughout Plumas County, and $400 to video these productions for future classroom use.
- $150 to Russ Flint for bicycle helmets for a race car event for 8-11 years old to use during the Greenville Kids Fest
- $550 to assist two homeless Indian Valley youth with initial college housing fees not covered by other grant funding.
- The new non-profit Quincy Cooperative Preschool received $600 start-up funds for supplies like shade umbrellas and art easels.
- Support for Greenville and Quincy high school students to travel to Uganda, where they engaged in service-learning projects.
- $500 for First Aid/CPR course for 7th-12th graders through the Indian Valley Youth Summit, which works to build confidence and resilience in youth through mentoring and after school activity classes.
- $500 was given to Indian Valley Elementary School teacher Laura Beaton to purchase snowshoes to take 4th and 5th graders out exploring their winter landscape.
- Sierra Institute’s GOAL youth camping and outdoor education programs received funding to purchase sleeping bags.
- $750 to Quincy Special Day Preschool towards purchasing supplies and tools to enhance the learning environment for disabled children.
- Mountain Circle’s Summer Robotics Summer Camp for Indian Valley kids aged 6-12 was given $500 to help offset tuition costs.
- A teacher at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School in Portola received funds to purchase supplies for a school garden
- Indian Valley 4-H Club received $100 to purchase seeds and plant starts for 5-6 year-old “early gardeners.”
- Woman’s Mountain Passages received $350 to help with their Girl’s Rite Awkward Plumas fundraising event, and another gift in 2016 to make their summer Girls’ Rite program a success.
- $1,500 toward the local efforts coordinated by Ken Donnell to meet basic needs for Camp Fire evacuees.
- Sponsorship of 2 hanging flower baskets for the Quincy Beautify Main Street Project (4 years)
- $500 to Carol and Dana Smith funding facility insurance so they can provide a series of community Back to Basics Baking Classes.
- $500 for Quincy Certified Farmers' Market’s matching program to help WIC participants and seniors stretch their food dollar with fresh food.
- $600 to Plumas County Hospice for books, videos and art supplies for volunteer training and to help launch a Grief Support Group.
Environment and Sustainability
- $1,000 to Friends of Plumas Wilderness for completion of their “Visions of the Lost Sierra” film.
- $500 to Sierra Institute to fund communal lunches for students and presenters during the Greenville High School Sustainability Institute.
- $500 to Quincy Certified Farmers Market to provide intern support.
- $560 to Jen Terhune to purchase ukuleles and support music education in local elementary classrooms.
- $500 to local student Tristin McMichael’s efforts to repair music instruments for local band students unable to purchase their own, and $500 supporting an upcoming fundraising event for local K-12 school music programs.
- $500 to help the newly founded Pachuca Productions bring socially conscious theatre to the stage through its new play, Sadder Girl.
Early Highlights: 2010 – 2014
COOKING UP SELF-SUFFICIENCY
College students team with soon to be emancipated foster youth for friendship and cooking classes
Elementary school students learn about agriculture and good food through community gardens
SAVE OUR TOWN HALL THEATER
The community rallies to save its historical theater and performing arts center from shutting down