Crab season is here and what is better than the community feel of a good old-fashioned crab feed? One of my favorites has always been the Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed hosted by the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery. It is hands down the best crab of the season and a fantastic way to support the Yolo Crisis Nursery.
As with most events since the onset of COVID, the Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed has gone virtual. To our delight tickets are selling quickly, so get yours soon to secure your delicious crab dinner. Each dinner includes delicious fresh crab, Caesar salad, pasta, roll and a cookie; order your dinner tickets at www.yolocrisisnursery.org.
To keep everyone safe and healthy, we are taking COVID-19 precautions and here is how it will all work: First, order your dinner online at www.yolocrisisnursery.org, then on Saturday, March 13, at your selected time between 4 and 6 p.m., drive through for a masked, contactless, dinner pick-up at the University Park Inn and Suites Conference Site, 1121 Richards Boulevard, in Davis. You can then return home to enjoy your dinner and favorite beverage at your leisure.
Following dinner, we invite you to join our entertaining virtual event from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to securing some really exciting auction items, the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery have plenty of fun planned for the virtual event. Registration for the virtual event is complimentary and all are encouraged to pre-register via www.yolocrisisnursery.org. On March 8, 2021, the online silent auction will open, and you will be able to preview the live auction lots. Be sure to check out the impressive lineup so you can get your winning bid in!
As a recent addition to the Nursery’s Board of Directors, I share in the hope that our community will support this year’s virtual effort the same as it has our past in-person events. As always, all proceeds from the dinner and virtual event will support the Yolo Crisis Nursery. This has been an incredibly challenging year for the clients we serve, as well as for our dedicated staff who have seen a dramatic rise in the need for our services.
The Nursery is Yolo County’s beacon of hope for families with young children who are in crisis. It helps care for the children but also addresses the root causes of the crises to get families back on their feet and help them grow stronger together. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Yolo Crisis Nursery never turns a child away. Last year the Nursery served almost 700 Yolo County children and distributed over 2,700 care packages filled with essential items for families with young children in need.
Our community’s ability to help others in their time of need is one of the things I love most about Yolo County. Having lived and worked here all my life, I have seen and felt the compassion and generosity. As a former police officer now realtor, and dad to three amazing daughters, I am called to help others. As a community, I believe that positive and healthy childhoods are a cornerstone of our community’s compassion and success and that we need to look out for those who are struggling and lend them a helping hand.
We are so fortunate to have the Yolo Crisis Nursery in Yolo County. It is a unique and amazing resource, and I am honored to be the newest member of its Board of Directors. We are a volunteer board from diverse backgrounds and skill sets, but we are united in our dedication to the Nursery’s vision that every child in Yolo County grows up in a safe, loving, and stable home.
This past year has truly been like no other. With so many children and families in need, the Nursery needs your support now more than ever. I invite you to join me and my family for a good old-fashioned crab dinner and a much-needed night of virtual community fun to help children and families in need.
With your support, the Yolo Crisis Nursery can work with more families to adapt and overcome challenges. To learn more about the Yolo Crisis Nursery or to make a donation, please visit www.yolocrisisnursery.org.
— This article originally appeared in the Davis Enterprise on February 28, 2021 and is written by Jeremy Higgins, a member of the Yolo Crisis Nursery Board of Directors.