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Healthy Bottom Line Diaper Bank
Our offices in Cameron Park and South Lake Tahoe have diaper banks that provide an emergency supply of diapers to families in need. We can always use donations of diapers in larger sizes, wipes or monetary donations.
Family oriented community gatherings with arts and crafts activities for children and opportunities for families to network and receive information about local events and services. For more information contact Donita Elam at 530.694.2129 or [email protected].
Come join us in our Alpine County office (At The Learning Center) for holiday treats and plenty of supplies to create a homemade and thoughtful gift for someone in your life. For more information contact Donita Elam at 530.694.2129 or [email protected].
Kids’ Expo is a free annual event for children and families at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. The Kids’ Expo will be April 27, 2024. Families enjoy hands-on activities and children’s performances. It is a great opportunity to spend a fun day with the family and learn about community resources. This event is supported by local sponsors and community donations. Contact us for registration information: 530.676.0707
Day of the Young Child in South Lake Tahoe
2023 Event date to be determined.
Community Gift Tree on the Western Slope
This annual event in November is a collaboration between organizations in the community that serve low-income families and local businesses. Catalyst Community, the El Dorado County Office of Education, Happy Kids Preschool, CASA, and Alta Regional all select their neediest families to participate in the program. Gift cards that identify the needs and wishes of children are placed on trees throughout the community. Community members then select one or more cards, purchase gifts, and drop them off at convenient locations. Cash donations are accepted throughout the year. This year, the trees will go up on November 13, 2023 throughout the community. Contact us for more information: 530.676.0707
In recognition of Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 18– September 24, 2023, Catalyst Community will be conducting a diaper drive to provide clean diapers to families in need. Catalyst Community saw the need for a diaper bank in our community and started offering this as a resource to El Dorado County Families in 2015. Our organization relies on the generosity of our community to continue providing this resource. We are asking for monetary donations to support this drive as well as donations of diapers and wipes. If you are interested in donating online, please click here. * We are always accepting donations for our diaper bank. We can accept open, clean packages of diapers. *
El Dorado Community Hubs
These community Hubs help families prepare their children for school. Community Hubs offer classes, groups, and activities for expectant parents and families with children ages 0–18, staffed by a team of family engagement, literacy and health specialists.
El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council
The goal of the council is to provide leadership for the planning and development of quality, accessible, affordable early care and education programs for children and families in El Dorado County.
First 5 Alpine
First 5 Alpine works in partnership with individuals and organizations throughout the county, to support the health, early learning and well-being of children pre-natal to age five and their families.
Alpine Child Care Planning Council (LPC)
The LPC works lead to collaborate in planning, coordinating and advocating for quality, affordable, accessible early care and education for all children and families in Alpine County.
Alpine County Child Abuse Prevention Council
The mission of the Alpine County Child Abuse Prevention Council is to encourage and support interactive community-based programs to ensure that children and families are safe and healthy.
California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Coordinates services that assist local childcare resource and referral agencies in providing information and services to parents, service providers, policy makers
El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council
The Child Abuse Prevention Council is a community council whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect.