Before 2017 comes to an end, we want to say…

Happy New Year, Sibs!

As this year comes to a close and a New Year is about to greet us, I want to thank our CaliforniaSibs Community for all the support this past year.

We are a 100% volunteer run organization with presence currently in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. I am excited to announce that in June, we welcomed a new board member, Nikki, who is very active in the Central Valley. She brings us her energy, work experience and sibling experience.  Welcome Nikki!

In alignment with our Mission, we offered Sibs support via Meet Ups in NorCal and SoCal with 57 registered members. We also spoke at a USC Undergraduate class, had a presence at the Best Buddies Walk in San Francisco and attend the bi-annual National Sibling Leadership Conference in Hartford, Connecticut.

This past year we also connected with Brian Donovan of Kelly’s Hollywood. Kelly’s Hollywood is a documentary about Brian’s relationship with his sister Kelly, who has Down syndrome. Personally, I found the movie captivating, as the relationship they shared is so special and relatable.

We want to thank you again for your support. Our organization would not be able to run without the Sibs Community. You can help us continue to drive our growth by making a tax-deductible donation to support the infrastructure needed, as well as important new programs in 2018. If you have time to offer, please help us build our resources, or better yet join a Meet Up or get involved with future planning!  You can reach us at

Have a very happy New Year, 2018 is a big year for us!

Julie Payne-Neward President & Co-Founder, CaliforniaSibs The California Sibling Leadership Network, a 501c3 nonprofit

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