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Children’s Book Project

Donation Box is at Nazareth Ice Oasis, San Mateo, along the wall by the dressing area.

Our next Community Outreach effort will be to collect for the Children’s Book Project. You can learn more about it here: childrensbookproject.org/

Please bring your new or very gently used books to any game you have in San Mateo for the entire month of June. We will be collecting books there. Please remember these books are going to children in high need areas and we really want to support their love for and valuing of books. Please only donate books of condition and quality in service of those values.

From Children’s Book Project:

We always need new or gently used, recent-vintage books for children of all ages, from infants through teens.

We especially need:

  • board books
  • early readers
  • elementary chapter books
  • books in Spanish or Chinese
  • graphic novels
  • popular series for 8-12 year olds

We can’t use and don’t accept:

  • textbooks and curriculum materials
  • encyclopedias
  • audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • library discards
  • obsolete books
  • dirty, dusty, wet, or mildewed books
  • nonfiction over ten years old

If you can’t donate books but still want to help, please consider making a donation on behalf of NCWHL to the Children’s Book Project. You can donate directly on their website here:

http://www.childrensbookproject.org/donate/

Please contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com if you have any questions! Thank you for helping our league make a positive impact on our community!

Community Outreach: Sunday Friends

On Sunday, May 27th a group of 11 volunteers representing the League visiting Lowell Elementary School in San Jose to help teach children how to play hockey. We worked with a wonderful community based non-profit called Sunday Friends. They host classes for parents (ESL, immigration, tax workshops, etc) and utilize the local elementary school to provide the children with opportunities for art and crafts, cooking lessons, and physical activities. The families who attend earn points through their participation and are able to turn those points in for necessities such as house wares, cleaning supplies, and school supplies. We hosted a game of street hockey on the black top and had a few skills clinics going on for the youngest ones. The kids were great and so excited to get to play hockey! We were lucky enough to have just a handful of high sticks and boo boos. The executive director dropped by and asked us to come back any time!

Next Up: Children’s Book Project

Our next Community Outreach effort will be to collect for the Children’s Book Project. You can learn more about it here: childrensbookproject.org/

Please bring your new or very gently used books to any game you have in San Mateo for the month of June. We will be collecting books there. Please remember these books are going to children in high need areas and we really want to support their love for and valuing of books. Please only donate books of condition and quality in service of those values.

From Children’s Book Project:

We always need new or gently used, recent-vintage books for children of all ages, from infants through teens.

We especially need:

  • board books
  • early readers
  • elementary chapter books
  • books in Spanish or Chinese
  • graphic novels
  • popular series for 8-12 year olds

We can’t use and don’t accept:

  • textbooks and curriculum materials
  • encyclopedias
  • audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • library discards
  • obsolete books
  • dirty, dusty, wet, or mildewed books
  • nonfiction over ten years old

Please contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com if you have any questions! Thank you for helping our league make a positive impact on our community!

Community Outreach: Second Harvest Food Bank

NCWHL participated in our first community service event on Saturday, May 19th at the Second Harvest Food Bank’s San Carlos location. We helped sort out protein donations and packaged them for distribution to local charities. We had 8 awesome volunteers who worked hard and managed to out pace the group of 12 working with us! We had a blast while answering many questions about our league. Many of the other groups had never heard of us and were so impressed that such a diverse and unique group of people were helping out in the community.

We have another opportunity coming up on Sunday, May 27th from 2:30 to 4:00pm with Sunday Friends at Lowell Elementary in San Jose. We have 5 more spots available and are planning on playing street hockey with a group of under-privileged kids.

Learn more about Sunday Friends here: https://www.sundayfriends.org/

Please consider signing up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/xHRqSAzUdHiQi3Wh1 or, if you can’t volunteer, you can check that option and let me know more about what you are interested in participating in the future.

Sign Up for Community Outreach!

Join our team today!

Community Outreach Sign-Up Form >

Join your fellow league members at various volunteer events by filling out this quick Google form. Some highlights of our first few partnerships:

  • Classroom painting at FACES San Francisco
  • Food organization and distribution at Second Harvest Food Bank San Carlos
  • PE/hockey with neighborhood children at Sunday Friends, Lowell Elementary in San Jose

You can also let us know who you would like to volunteer with in the future!
Contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com with any questions.

2018 General Membership Meeting Re-Cap

The 2018 General Membership Meeting this year focused on the many accomplishments of the past year and touched on goals for 2018. Volunteer Coordinators had a chance to speak about their projects including the new Player Safety and Community Outreach Programs. In an interview-style panel, Theresa Green, guest speaker and League founder, shared her story of how she started everything back in 1993. We hope everyone had a great time and welcome any feedback on this event and/or ideas for a future one! Email us at ncwhl.main@gmail.com.

Missed the meeting and curious to know more? View Slides


Player Safety Program

In an effort to provide more education about common hockey injuries and how to avoid or prevent them, Jennifer Lo and Jennifer Schwartz have teamed up to develop and implement the Player Safety Program. They will be providing safety tips, monitoring the implementation and documentation of the USA Hockey Concussion Protocol, and offering guidance for issues related to Player Safety. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schwartz at ncwhlmaroon@gmail.com.


Community Outreach Program

Eula Idemoto is our new Community Outreach Coordinator and she wants YOU to join her team of volunteers! This program’s primary goal is to provide opportunities for NCWHL members to work together for positive impact on the community. Eula will be recruiting for her events in the upcoming weeks. Contact Eula at ncwhl.community@gmail.com.



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