Save the Date!

Amador Community Foundation is hosting Giving Tuesday on November 28.

There are three ways you can help


#1 Charity Showcase

            Meet and greet 50+ amazing nonpr0fits supporting the quality of life in the Sierra Foothills

            *Charity Showcase 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Katherine Drexel Parish

            *Give to many charities at ONE time

            *FREE Admission and refreshments

            *Donations eligible for Incentive/Matching Funds

            *Maximize your annual and end of year giving!

            $5 – $5000 Every Dollar Matters!

#2 Give Online – all day!

            *Donate to one or multiple nonprofits in one spot!

            *Donate at

#3 Drop-off Giving!

            *Join us for coffee and giving at our Jackson Office!

            *8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 571 s. Hwy 49

571 S. Hwy 49  *  PO Box 1154

Jackson, CA 95642

Phone 209-223-2148

Email:  *

Nonprofit 501c3 Organization  *  Tax ID#68-0447992

On August 12, 2023, $mall Change for Big held a kickoff concert at the community center in Pine Grove. 60-70 people attended and had a great time rolling coins into paper covers and listening to the wonderful music provided by the well loved local group called Wicked Sisters. There was a silent auction with almost thirty items to bid on. A former resident of Amador County shared her story about how her life was changed by the bottomless care of Mary Pulskamp and her sister Patti Busch along with Ron Busch. Once homeless and broken, Amber is now a young mother with two children, two college diplomas and a job as an accountant over in Silicon Valley.

By the time the dust settled on the kickoff event, SC4B pulled in over $7000 to assist our neighbors in need. Big things are coming! Keep those coins coming!

In 2017, staff at Rosebuds Cafe started collecting small change from friends and customers to use in helping the poor in the neighborhood. When the Covid pandemic started, the good people at St. Vincent de Paul Society, who had been feeding the hungry twice a week, were no longer able to provide that service because most of their volunteers were prime targets for Covid. Because of all the small change collected at Rosebuds, those neighbors were still fed, by Rosebuds staff and the support of other neighbors, dropping coins into the mason jar at the front counter. In addition to meals, Mary Pulskamp and her son, Tyx Pulskamp, have been able to give people tents, sleeping bags, bus passes and other needed supplies. Several times they have been able to pay for needed prescriptions that some families could not afford.

$mall Change 4 Big was organized in the summer of 2023 to create a 501c3 nonprofit to carry on what Mary, Tyx, and other staff members of Rosebuds, along with their many community supporters, could continue and expand the work that was started in 2017 on an official basis.

A kick off event was held on August 12, 2023 with the beloved local band, Wicked Sisters, providing great music as community members rolled hundreds of coins into paper wrappers so the small change could become BIG! There was a silent auction that night also, with nearly 30 donated gifts and artwork by local artists. The event brought in over $7000! This will allow the nonprofit to continue and expand, serving our less fortunate neighbors with dignity and respect.