Community Involvement Day

Date(s) - 07/29/2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gate 1 Parking Lot

2019 Community Involvement Day Poster

July 29, 2019 from 1 pm – 6 pm

Presented by: Nevada County Fairgrounds


Phone: (530) 273-6217


Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA  95949

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local, nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, Nevada County Diaper Project, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Pets in Need, The White Barn Project, and BloodSource – on July 29 for Community Involvement Day.

This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations in exchange for coupons to buy one advance adult Fair admission ticket and get another free. Or, donate blood through Vitalant (formerly BloodSource) on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 parking lot and in Main Street Center on Monday, July 29, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.  

Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or boxed dry goods (non-expired).

Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.

Connecting Point (formerly Nevada County 2-1-1): New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, tampons and pads, sunscreen and Band-Aids.

NEO: Toilet paper, paper towels, packaged snacks, craft supplies (puff balls, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, sharpies, whiteboard markers and drawing pads), computer paper, AA batteries, art supplies, video games, gift cards (grocery stores, Target, Amazon, etc.) and musical equipment.

Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books or chapter books for teens. 

Community Beyond Violence: Towels, wash cloths, paper towels, cleaning supplies, office supplies, coffee and creamer, coffee/beverage station, flat screen TV and gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance.

Cinderella Project:  Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, and prom-type jewelry.

Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diapers (newborn to size 5) in original packages and wipes.

Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food, dry dog or cat food, treats, toys, flea and tick medication, collars, leashes and cat litter.

Gold Country YMCA: Paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, sports balls and equipment, backpacks (new or gently used), lab equipment (beakers, goggles, coats), masking tape, paint and paint brushes, art supplies, glue, rope, and water/pool equipment (goggles, towels, hoses, slip and slide, plastic pool).

The White Barn Project: Gently used 4H and FFA clothing used for Fair – white button up shirts (short and long sleeve), white jeans, black jeans, FFA jackets, 4H hats/scarves, brown or black belts or boots. 

Vitalant (formerly BloodSource):  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit

Those who donate items to these organizations on Community Involvement Day will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 adult admission ticket and receive one free coupon. That’s two for the price of one! Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons for a buy one get one free ticket, donations must be brought to the Gate 1 parking lot at the Fairgrounds on July 29 between 1- 6 pm.  Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 6. Coupons cannot be used on $3 Thursday tickets.

For questions, call (530) 273-6217. 

Event Tags: community involvement.