January 9, 2020

I met Gary DeGennaro only a few months ago. I noticed through social media that he was doing some work for Camp Fire survivors so I reached out to him about getting some donations up to Magalia. He'd purchased a huge box truck through the nonprofit he started, Lifeline Disaster Relief, and was making regular runs up to the fire-ravaged areas with goods for survivors.
We met, he loaded up his truck, and off he went. This was a regular occurrence for us. He was always ready and willing to help in any way he could and seemed genuinely excited to have the opportunity. He was always smiling, even when I was pretty sure he was...

November 12, 2019

A year ago my nonprofit, Throwing Starfish Foundation (www.throwingstarfish.org), started raising money for Butte County Camp Fire survivors. I sent a text to my friend Sarah asking if we should try to use the nonprofit to help some folks. It's funny that at the time I said we would be collecting donations for two weeks. A year later and we are still doing work with survivors.
We've distributed over $150,000 in goods and funds to hundreds of Camp Fire families over the last year. I'm so grateful for the people who trusted us from the very beginning. With their initial support Sarah and I were able to do some great work in...

October 19, 2019

In addition to writing about baby poop and crawling marathons, I also started a nonprofit awhile back. We've kicked a tremendous amount of ass in a very short amount of time with our little charity. Visit www.throwingstarfish.org to learn more!

The Throwing Starfish Foundation was founded in 2018. In just one year our small nonprofit has accomplished so much.

We are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable in the community. We have organized many different projects that fall under that mission. We provided meals for homeless women and children. We assembled and distributed hundreds of Comfort Bags to agencies who work with fo...

December 20, 2016

Today I hosted a large group of community members who assembled 25 big bikes and 105 duffel bags full of items for foster kids.

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Dawn is a mom, writer, and designer from Sacramento, CA. She is tired.

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