Amador Lifeline, where “Help is just a Button Away,” is a local program of the Amador –
Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA). Four years ago, the National American
Sewing Guild’s, Gold Country Chapter partnered with Amador Lifeline to provide wheel chair
and walker storage bags for Amador Lifeline’s clients at no cost. These bags are received with
much appreciation and smiles from the clients. They love the cheerful colors and knowing that
someone cared enough to donate their time to share with another.
For over 31 years, Amador Lifeline has been the only local provider for personal emergency
response service. The small communicator unit, along with a personal help button, can be
used 24 hours a day-7 days a week- 365 days per year for medical, police and fire needs.
Amador Lifeline’s 225 clients remain living in their residences with peace of mind, security and
The Gold Country chapter of the American Sewing Guild has been sewing and donating to
Amador County for over 7 years. Their members are from Amador and El Dorado counties and
the community of Rancho Murrieta. The “community service” sewing group provides items to
many other organizations such as lap blankets, eyeglass cases, wallets and much more!
For more information please call: Amador Lifeline at 223-1485 ext. 232, or the Gold Country Chapter of the Sewing Guild at: 245-5508. Volunteers are always welcome!
Featured in the photo from left to right: Tonya Kraft, Amador Lifeline Program Coordinator;
Gold Country Chapter members Jeannie McKinney, Carolyn Bauer, Jan Hopkins –
Chairwoman, Virginia Manner, Amador Lifeline Supervisor, and Julie Hamlin of the Sewing