MORE featured on Channel 7
Posted on March 28, 2014

Recently, the folks from Channel 7 were kind enough to come and interview our staff and tour our facility.  They did a great job with the video, which can be seen here:  video button

Give Where You Live – May 6, 2014
Posted on March 20, 2014

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Join MORE and the El Dorado Community Foundation in encouraging philanthropy in Placerville and all of El Dorado County. 

·     The Community Foundation will be accepting donations for a variety of participating nonprofits on this day.        

      · All donations are tax deductible.

     · All donations will stay in the county to provide services to residents of El Dorado County only. 

The National Day of Giving is a national giving event with local impact.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, the National Day of Giving will be the first field-wide event for the community foundations of America.  Through this event hundreds of communities across America are asking people to give back through giving events run by their local   community foundations, all of which will   occur on the same day.  Every gift will go directly to our community.  Our hope is to inspire every single citizen to become a philanthropist!

How do I donate?

     · To make a donation, go to the El Dorado Community Foundation website at       eldoradocf.org or text the special acronym for your favorite charity or charities (ours is  “MORE”) to 55000 (Message & Data Rates May    Apply).

· You may also make donations directly to your favorite charity either online, by text, by phone, in person, at any branch of El Dorado Savings, or through a participating vendor. 

· You can make your donation by credit card, check, cash, a gift of property, securities, real estate, life insurance, charitable trusts, annuities, retirement plan beneficiary designations, or bequests. 

· MORE will be accepting donations through the Foundation’s website, El Dorado Savings Branches, at our facility at 399 Placerville Drive, through our website, through the mail, by phone, by credit card, checks, cash, gifts of property or by any other means you wish.  Check out our page on the Better Giving El Dorado Website:  better giving button

Who are the beneficiaries?

· You are free to choose from any of the participating nonprofit organizations. 

· All proceeds, barring a 2.9% credit card fee for donations paid by credit card, will go to the participating nonprofits as designated by donors.

· Feel free to pick and choose from the  variety of participating nonprofits appearing on the El Dorado Community Foundation’s Website:  eldoradocf.org.   

· Any undesignated donations will be pooled and divided evenly between all participating organizations. 

Special Giving Opportunities for Businesses

· Offer to donate a portion of each sale, or certain merchandise sold, to the charity of your choice.

· Offer Gift Certificates to patrons who donate.

· Post flyers for “Give Where You Live” in your establishment.

· Offer counter space for brochures for your favorite charity.

· Host a small group of clients or personnel from your favorite charity to help spread the word about “Give Where You Live”.

Within the last 60 years, programs like Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. (MORE) have helped to shape society’s goals for people with disabilities from “institutionalization” to living and working independently in the community.  MORE offers a full range of programs designed to support the dream of adults with disabilities to be independent in all aspects of living and using community resources.  MORE fulfills these dreams by supporting them in making their own decisions, becoming artists & musicians, learning how to cook, shop, bank, handle money, how to drive, or how to use local transportation networks. Other priority learning areas include social skills; personal health and safety in relationships; and self-advocacy. One of the biggest challenges faced by people served by MORE is to learn self-respect and the value of advocating for oneself, so in every aspect of our services our approach is to build self-esteem and confidence. Each day brings us another success story and one step closer to seeing our vision, “Full Inclusion for People with Disabilities”, closer to reality. One such step is the upcoming Grand Opening Celebration of our “Something MORE Artists Gallery” on June 19th. We also welcome visitors to tour our programs any time and witness firsthand the miracles at work, and the incredibly talented, dedicated and caring staff who know, as you will, that there are no limits to what this population of people can achieve. You will be fundamentally changed after such a visit.

 

Give Local

Give Where You Live

National Day of Giving!

May 6th, 2014

 

Art & Wine With Something MORE
Posted on January 24, 2014

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All of us here at MORE would like to thank everyone who made this year’s event such a success.  We’re still adding up the proceeds, but it looks we’ve once again scored a very successful event.  Attendance was down somewhat, but that made more room for our guests, in fact many reported how much nicer it was to be able to move from vendor to vendor without waiting in line or having to clear a path through the wall to wall people.   Every single vendor showed up on time and ready to serve and we had some incredible food, wine, beers, prizes, and artwork.  MORE would like to personally thank all who contributed to our success:

Sponsors:

El Dorado Disposal

Wells Fargo Bank

Carter Kelly Inc.

Pacific Gas & Electric

Umpqua Bank

Union Bank

A T & T

Bill Davies

Pat & Linda Dwyer

El Dorado Community Foundation

Joe Harn

Mechanics Bank

Parker Development

The Peek Family Fund

Rainbow Orchards

Alice & Vernon Bickford

Mother Lode Insurance

Shawn Ebrahimi, SK Salon

Scott & Angie Ebrahimi, The Hatch Group

Ski Air

The Short Bus

A Short Load Mobile Mix

Windfall Classifieds Inc.

AmeriGas

Barsotti Juice

Breaker Glass

Bernie Carlson

Brad & Laura Clark

Nancy & Gary Cramer

Doug Veerkamp Engineering

Henry & Gladys Jeter

Koby Pest Control

Robbie Montalbano

Susan Peters

Ryan Nuttal Insurance

 

Wineries

Auriga Cellars

Boa Vista Orchards

Boeger Winery

Chevalier

Colibri Ridge Winery

Crystal Basin Cellars

David Girard Vineyards

Gold Hill Winery

Gwinllan Estates

Holly’s Hill Vineyards

It’s Personal

Jodar Vineyards & Winery

Lava Cap

Madronna Winery

Oakstone Vineyards

Rancho Olivo Winery

Sierra Vista Winery

Skinner Vineyards

Winery By The Creek

Wofford Acres Vineyards

 

Food Vendors:

Apple Blossom Coffee House

Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza

Cameron Park Country Club

Candy Strike Emporium

Cascada

Diamond Springs Hotel

Diane Wilkinson Catering

Farmer’s Delicatessan

Olde Town Grill

Ponte Palmero Senior Living

Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub

Raley’s

Safeway

Sam’s Club

Sierra Rizing

Smith Flat House

Twins Sushi

Zac Jack’s Bistro

 

Donors:

Affordable Furniture & Blinds

Arnold’s For Awards

Automotive Excellence

Back Forty Texas Barbecue

Terica Bailey

Barsotti Juice

Big Lots

Brick’s Eats & Drinks

Camino Flower Shop

Jim And Maureen Carter

Chalet Fleur De Lys

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Cold Springs Golf & Country Club

Marie Creasey

Cyberguys

dkCellars

Scott & Angie Ebrahimi

Shawn Ebrahimi

Jim Esposto

Gilmore Heating & Air

Rhonda Haberman

Hangtown Originals

Renee Hargrove

Harrah’s Northern Nevada

Home Depot

Hey Day Café & The Independent Restaurant & Bar

Latcham Vineyards

Michael, Nanette, Travis, & Matt Lubinski

Mount Aukum Winery

Nail Perfection

Nutrition By Nancy

Perry Creek Vineyards

Susan Peters

Placerville Flower Mart

Nate Rangel

Recycled Wood Products

Redhawk Casino

Ryan Nuttall Insurance

Peggy Sargenti

Sears

Steve & Leslyn Shortes

Starbucks Coffee

Strauss Food Service

Suds Car Wash

Sugar Lillie Bakery

The Front Yard Nursery

The Short Bus

True Value Hardware, Gutierrez Enterprises, Inc.

Kellie Vicini

Frank Wheat

Windfall Classifieds Inc.

Windwalker Vineyards

Winterhill Olive Oil

 

 

We’d also like to thank the volunteers of the Placerville CHP and the staff of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds!  Also, thank you so much to our board, staff, and volunteers!  We couldn’t do this without you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of us here at MORE would like to thank everyone who made this year’s event such a success.  We’re still adding up the proceeds, but it looks we’ve once again scored a very successful event.  Attendance was down somewhat, but that made more room for our guests, in fact many reported how much nicer it was to be able to move from vendor to vendor without waiting in line or having to clear a path through the wall to wall people.   Every single vendor showed up on time and ready to serve and we had some incredible food, wine, beers, prizes, and artwork.  MORE would like to personally thank all who contributed to our success:

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