Fairmead Community & Friends Celebrates its new 501c3 nonprofit status!
(Fairmead, CA) May 4, 2015 — Fairmead Community & Friends has received its official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, a major achievement that validates Fairmead Community & Friends efforts! They will continue to raise donations and apply for grants to build their long term fund for community outreach projects. PRESS RELEASE FCF 501c3_5-4-15
Fairmead Community & Friends continues to strive to fulfill its mission to make the Fairmead community a better place to live by advocating for health justice, safer environments, and community resources. They are dedicated in Changing Lives, Empowering People and Building a Better Community.
If you would like to help support their mission by making a donation please make check payable to Fairmead Community & Friends and mail to P.O. Box 517 Chowchilla, CA 93610. For further information you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. April 18, 2015 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm “Women of Faith” and Fairmead Community & Friends will be hosting a free clothing and small household items giveaway at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church – 22491 Fairmead Blvd. in Fairmead.
FREE hot dogs and other goodies too! If you would like to donate gently used clothing for kids, men and women or need more info, please contact Barbara (559) 665-0848.
Fairmead Community Meetings are held every 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church • 22491 Fairmead Blvd. in Fairmead
If you have any questions you can email email@example.com
2015 meeting dates:
1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/18. 6/22, 7/27, 8/18, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/28
In October 2014 Fairmead Community & Friends received a grant for board members and Fairmead residents to attend a three-day training event at the NeighborWorks America – Community Leadership Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. The training aims to strengthen the voices and skills of community, resident and volunteer leaders.
Groups that attended were eligible for an additional $2,000 grant for projects that they discussed at the training event. Fairmead Community & Friends was awarded this grant too! We are so grateful to have had this learning opportunity and the grant writing support of Eddie Ocampo at Self-Enterprises, Visalia.
Thank you Eddie!
An article written by Mark Arax on the effects of the 2014 Fairmead drought.
Photographs by Matt Black
CA Sunday Magazine Annie and Lawyer Cooper 1-4-2015
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Fairmead Community & Friends wish Fred and Dorothy Williams well in their new adventures. We are proud to have worked side by side as board members and as friends.
Fred and Dorothy has made an effort to better the community they live in for many years, and they have always done it with worship, wisdom and respect for others. We’ll miss them.
First African American Ladies Club • 1968
Back row from Left to Right; Ollie B. Tate, Lillie Knott, Elnetta Mitchell, Anna Bell Betrand and Dorothy Williams.
Front row from Left to Right; Barbara Williams, Marlene Amey, Jessie James and Cora Williams. There wasn’t a name for this Fairmead social group of ladies. One name that they thought of was the “Fairmead Improvement Club”.
You want culture? Joins us at The Madera Coalition for Community Justice’s 19th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Festival on Thurs. January 29th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Madera Fairgrounds. Fairmead Community & Friends will be there with a booth representing Fairmead’s history. It’s a FREE family event with food, music, dance and cultural exhibits!
Michael Eissigner authored a small history book about the first 100 years of our unincorporated community of Fairmead. Michael originally wrote this book for Fairmead’s June 2, 2012 centennial celebration where he donated all future proceeds going towards our community’s improvement projects.
In 1912 the Co-operative Land and Title Company set out to build a model farming community near the center of California. For one hundred years, this unincorporated community of Fairmead has been home to a diverse group of immigrants including African American and Hispanic farm workers. This book chronicles many of the changes during the community’s first century.
Th Chowchilla Elementary School District plans on using this book as a text book as part of a local history project with all 5th graders in the district. Besides being available at on-line booksellers, the book is available through our Fairmead community organization “Fairmead Community and Friends”. Click here to order Fairmead: A Century of Change
If want more details or want to share some Fairmead history email us at firstname.lastname@example.org