Sonora, CA — The time is here to bring cheer to many of those in need in Tuolumne County, and Chicken Ranch Rancheria will again be matching the community donations.
The 9th annual Clarke Broadcasting Cash Drive for Interfaith will run from 6am-noon today (Friday) during the Morning Star Café with Mark and Maryann on Star 92.7 and Big Joe’s Good Morning Show on 93.5 KKBN. To donate, you can call 209-533-1450. You can also do so by clicking here.
All of the proceeds will go directly to Interfaith Social Services in Tuolumne County, located on Striker Court, to help purchase food for families in need, as well as specialty items to help cover basic needs. Interfaith Director Cathie Peacock says the organization sees around 2,400 people a month, and the demand has been increasing this year. Through their partnerships, Interfaith can stretch every dollar raised into the equivalent of seven dollars, according to Peacock.
Once again this year, the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians has very graciously volunteered to match community donations. Tribal Chairman Lloyd Mathiesen says, “We are absolutely ecstatic to be able to do this for the community. Interfaith does so many great things to help people.” Last year, thanks to the help of the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, a record $102,000 was raised.
Then coming up on Saturday will be the annual coat drive for interfaith, and Santa’s Fly-In, from 9am-noon at Standard Park. Interfaith will be collecting new and gently used jackets for all ages. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive via helicopter, thanks to PHI Med 42 Air Ambulance, at 11am.