Yesterday, Thurs, Aug 29, was Boulder Creek New Leaf Market's Community Day to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum. We have volunteers staffing an information table, but I secretly feel that they have all the fun. When I check with my volunteers at each shift change I get the chance to talk with New Leaf's customers. I talked with a couple from San Francisco camping at Big Basin who didn't realize that there was a history museum in town, but now will definitely visit. We all thanked New Leaf's customers as they came out of the store for supporting the museum through their purchases - another opportunity to explain how small communities support each other. I talked with a recent transplant from Palo Alto who loves history and was documenting Palo Alto's. Now he is interested in SLV's and can't wait to visit. New Leaf's Community Days supporting our local non profits through the year does more than just make a donation from their daily sales - it gives the designated non profit the opportunity to reach out to their community - thanking, networking, making that physical contact. That's just as important.