Making a Difference




12th Annual Christmas Boutique Artisans

December 2018

I appreciate this team of women, who come back yearly to be a part of the 12th Annual Walk4Water.  Left to Right: Katie Drake, Lauren Mesa, Kelly Hernandez, Katie Curry, Charissa Anderson, Lia Harty, & Kimberly Aimes.



Jesse Sherba

November 2018

Jesse Sherba has been coming up with creative ideas for BTG for the past 12 years.  This year he is teaching a class called Money Smarts at Core Butte.  The students of the class are partnering with Cal Java to sell 10-pound bags of coffee in November thru January to raise funds for TivaWater Filters.



Liz Sperber

September 2018

Elizabeth Sperber has been volunteering for the past seven years at BTG.  Her passion for BTG continues to grow.  She plays a major role in BTG Market, including accompanying me to gift shows, assisting me with ordering, and stocking Cal Java with BTG’S merchandise every Tuesday.  Throughout the year she shares about BTG’S mission, which inspires corporate sponsors and private donors to give. 


Days for Girls

June 2018

A group of women in Chico sewed & assembled 30 kits for young women that can be used monthly. The kits will allow girls to attend school during that time.



CSU, Chico First Year Experience Students

February 2018

First Year Experience students from CSU has been volunteering for the past 6 years. Gina Tigri and a senior student are working on an Educational Station for the upcoming Walk4Water


Liz Sperber

January 2018

Liz Sperber has been volunteering for at eight years.  She has volunteered in many areas in the past years.  At the present, she does the merchandising at Cal Java, attends the gift shows with me, makes decisions concerning the W4W T-shirts.