Community Corner!

Disclaimer: The inclusion of this information on this page in no way indicates endorsement by Natural Resources. It is up to you to do your due diligence regarding contributing to or utilizing the organizations and services listed below.
Accepting Donations of Baby Clothes & Books! Now through August 24th!


Natural Resources will be an accepting donations for 18 Reasons Nourishing Joy Book & Clothing Drive. Drop off donations to NR anytime during business hours and help us support our community of birthing people!

Accepting donations of:
Clothing (Sizes 6m-2T, new or gently used & washed)
Books (Board books for babies 0-2y, new or gently used, featuring diverse authors and protagonists)

18 Reasons is hosting a baby clothing and baby book drive this summer to support participants in our Nourishing Pregnancy program.

"Nourishing Pregnancy provides six months of free, home-delivered groceries and free, interactive online cooking, nutrition, prenatal, and postpartum education classes for Black and Latinx-identified pregnant people.

All the educators we work with, including doulas, lactation consultants, sleep consultants, mental health experts, etc, share the same racial/ethnic background as participants.

Nourishing Pregnancy creates what we call a "love bubble" of support around the pregnant person. Our goal is to increase food security and healthy birth outcomes."

Join us for Sunday Streets!
Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Get ready for a day of FUN-tastic festivities right on our street! Sunday Streets on Valencia is back this Sunday, July 30th, and Natural Resources will be celebrating our community with lots of great family events!:circus_tent::man-juggling: Step right up to our amazing outdoor PLAY AREA! Let your little ones slide, run, and explore to their heart's content.
:shopping_bags::moneybag: Shop till you drop at our fabulous SIDEWALK SALE! Unearth fantastic deals and treasures from local vendors, all while supporting our community.
:musical_note::notes: Dance, clap, and sing at our special FREE BABY MUSIC CLASS for toddlers! Our talented instructor will be offering some musical magic for your littles!
:baby::open_hands: Don't miss our FREE BABY SIGN LANGUAGE class with Bill! Discover the power of signing with your babies and watch those adorable faces light up as they express themselves in a whole new way!
:blush::baby_bottle: As always, we’ll have a comfortable spot to come take a break and feed your little! Stop by anytime!

:spiral_calendar_pad: Mark your calendars: Sunday Streets on Valencia with Natural Resources will be this Sunday, July 30th, 11am - 4pm.
:rainbow:Spread the word, invite your friends, and we will see you on Valencia Street!

If you're interested in volunteering to help make this event a success please fill out this form.


Help Danita Access Treatment for Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease
Since 2019 Danita, a long-time member of the NR team (she orders all the amazing items we sell), has been struggling with complications of Crohn’s Disease. This has made a huge impact on her quality of life and wellbeing. She has the opportunity to receive potentially life-changing treatment and help advance Crohn’s research through participating in a clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic.
Help Danita raise funds to cover travel expenses for 14 trips to Ohio and treatment-related costs. She won't be able to complete the study without support.
Abortion is Healthcare
If the court overturns Roe, the decision signals a devastating shift that would limit abortion protections for those living in many states—particularly people of color (who face the worst maternal mortality rates in the country) and those who cannot afford to travel to receive care.

Funds That Support Abortion Care Across State Lines: If you want to simplify your choices, The National Network of Abortion Funds has organized a fundraiser that splits your donation between more than 80 different abortion clinics spread across state lines. You can also customize amounts if you have preferences.

Arc Southeast: Provides funding and logistical support to people seeking abortions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

NWAA Fund:  An abortion fund providing childcare, financial assistance, and transportation to people in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Midwest Access Coalition: Covers travel costs, childcare, lodging, meals, and more for people seeking abortions within the Midwest.

Indigenous Women Rising: Protects native people's rights to equitable and safe health options by providing financial aid to indigenous callers seeking abortions throughout the US and Canada.

Brigid Alliance: Nationwide fund that supports people traveling long distances across country for late-term abortions.

Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP): Largest national independent abortion fund that provides funding for emergency contraceptives and abortions throughout the US, working directly with around 700 clinics nationwide.
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund: Provides community members with financial support, transportation, and lodging assistance for abortions. Through education and community outreach, we reduce stigma and increase awareness.
Keep Our Clinics: Provides funding to independent clinics to cover tangible expenses like increased security, building repairs, PPE and hazard pay for staff working during the pandemic, legal fees, and community education and advocacy.
Resources for people who want an abortions:
Plan C Pills: Provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. can access at-home abortion pill options online.
Holistic Abortions: Herbalists and abortion doulas offering inclusive, comprehensive repro knowledge & empowering ppl w/ plant wisdom and body literacy.
Gun Violence Resources
March for Our Lives: Sign petitions, email your representatives, raise funds
Wear Orange: National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 3 – 5)
NPR: How to Support Uvalde, TX
Therapy and Mental Health Support
PBS Kids: Helping Children Navigate Scary News Stories
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism–Tips for Families and Educators: (National Association of School Psychologists) Media Consumption
Children and the News(American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Explaining the News to Our Kids: (Common Sense Media)
Helping Kids After a Shooting:(American School Counselor Association)
American Counseling Association: Gun Violence Trauma Resources
Support an NR Family
A family in the NR community needs support after an incident of senseless violence
Jimmie and Marco were home with their two babies, preparing to sit down for dinner when shots were fired into their home. A bullet hit Marco in the face while he was holding their 5-week old baby. 
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to cover medical care and an endless list of unknown expenses to come. Please consider making a contribution to help this family through this difficult time.



Seeking Couples to Volunteer! Get a $150 gift card 

Natural Resources is working on a new type of project! We’re looking for volunteers local to the Bay Area to be guided by one of our facilitators, while being recorded on video, through a series of journaling and sharing prompts with your partner. All expecting and new parents welcome. 

The process would take about 1-2 hours and could be done in your home or at a location around Oakland, depending on your preference. The facilitator is vaccinated, will be tested for COVID for the taping, and safety measures will be taken, but you’d have to be comfortable with having masks off for the shoot and your process being used in a public course. 

The facilitator and NR are offering a $150 gift card for your time that can be used for any retail items, classes, or services at NR. If you’re interested please contact us at and we’ll connect you with the facilitator for more details. The recording is scheduled to happen in November and there is flexibility with dates and times.