The Winters Friends of the Library has participated in the Big Day of Giving for many years. Big Day is a regional day of fundraising for nonprofits. Our friends and supporters have been generous with their donations in past years, which we have used in myriad ways from buying books, computers, and other materials, to creating the garden and helping fund programs such as Storytime, the ESL classes, and Books for Babies. Because of our dedicated community, The Winters Library flourishes.
The situation has changed greatly in our world right now. Under the new reality of the pandemic that faces us all, we have decided not to seek donations actively through Big Day of Giving this year. There are bigger needs than ours in our community. Food banks, essential workers, and people who have no jobs are all struggling; and supporting them is paramount. We have enough funds in our organization to carry us through this year and meet our commitments to the Yolo County Library and the programs we support here in Winters.
That said, libraries are essential services and when the quarantine is lifted, our Winters Library will have immediate needs. Therefore, we are keeping our name on the Big Day of Giving list, and those who wish to help us help our library are more than welcome to donate. We are still working with the three other non-profits in town that have teamed up to work on fundraising, but in a limited scope. Should you choose to help support our organization, we will put it toward good use and will be grateful for your patronage.