February 27, 2022

Success! Crab Feed was a 10 out of 10

Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery - Crab Feed Thank You!

The 10th Annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed was a drive-through Crab Feed and virtual SHELLebration like no other! The Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery served over 500 crab dinners and hosted a fun-loving crowd of people at our live virtual event, on Feb. 19, and held a fabulous silent auction. All proceeds from the Crab Feed directly support the Yolo Crisis Nursery Respite Care Programs serving Yolo County children and families facing unimaginable crises.We are deeply grateful to you, our community, for turning out in such force, to demonstrate your unified support for the Nursery’s programs to protect children and preserve families. The Crab Feed is produced by the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery Committee. Thank you to the entire Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery committee, especially Martha Bernauer, Nancy Storm, and Sharon Schauer. Nancy and Martha have co-chaired the Crab Feed for the last 8 years, and Nancy and Sharon co-chair of the Friends of Yolo Crisis Nursery committee. Many thanks to you for your leadership and dedication to the Nursery’s mission.

Our community’s support and enthusiasm for the Nursery and Crab Feed exceeded our wildest dreams yet again. It raised enough money to cover roughly 10% of the Nursery’s annual operating budget. This amazing night was made possible by you – our generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests – thank you for making the world a better place for the children of Yolo County.

“Every year the funds raised at the Crab Feed help provide respite care for children when their families are in crisis. Thank you to all sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests for being a positive force for change in our client families’ lives,” said Heather Sleuter, executive director, Yolo Crisis Nursery. “We cannot thank Martha Bernauer, Sharon Schauer, and Nancy Storm enough. Year-after-year this sell-out event would not be possible without your leadership and tireless efforts.”

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the nursery staff, and the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery, we would like to recognize and thank our Premier Sponsor Clark Pacific, Anonymous King Crab Sponsor, and Dungeness Crab Sponsor Coldwell Banker, for their generosity and support.

To our wonderful Blue Crab Sponsors: Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Boutin Jones, Marguerite Callahan & Gregory Wilcox, Carbahal & Co., Corner Drug Co., Davis Oddfellows Lodge No. 169 & Davis Rebekah Lodge No. 253, F Street Dispensary, Kaiser Permanente, Kay Resler, Kim Eichorn, Mary & Harris Liu with Golden Arch Enterprises, Morse Custom Homes and Remodeling, Nicole Davis with Edward Jones, Nugget Markets, Recology Davis, Redway Friends, Sharon Schauer & Brodie Hamilton, and Tauzer Apiaries — Thank you.

Thank you to Collegiate Studios, Lamppost Pizza, Matchbook Wine Company, Nugget Markets, and University Park Inn and Suites for your generous donations. And a very special thank you to our volunteers from the National Charity League and to our volunteer kitchen crew and traffic team — you were amazing! Charles King, Lost Generation Pictures, and Pacific Auction of Davis, we are extremely grateful for your expertise and assistance with our virtual SHELLebration.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to the numerous businesses, community groups, and individuals who donated items for our live and silent auctions. Your generosity was a critical piece to our success. Our community of small businesses always rallies to support those in need in our community, and we encourage you to shop local to support them.

Don’t miss this amazing event next year — please mark your calendars and save the date Saturday, March 11, 2023, for the 11th Annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed!

If you are interested in helping the most vulnerable children and families in Yolo County, please consider lending your time and talents to the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery. Simply email friends@yolocrisisnursery.org. The Friends currently meet via Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. The rewards are priceless along with the laughter and warm community you’ll encounter in the Friends’ group.

Please visit our website, www.yolocrisisnursery.org, and subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn more about our upcoming events, make a donation, or to learn more about the Nursery.

— This article written by Jennifer Thayer, president of the Yolo Crisis Nursery, was originally published in the Davis Enterprise on February 27, 2022.