Many ways to donate to Bay Area causes
Looking to make a difference this holiday season? Here are ways to help philanthropic groups throughout the Bay Area.
Peninsula JobTrain low-income Inc: students Help support in our career with transportation training programs passes, work and emergency uniforms, textbooks child care. These possible resources for our students make it to gain life skills. valuable www.jobtrain- job training and works.org. Justice free legal At services Last: Provides and representation to survivors of human trafficking so they can seek justice on their t er ms.www. justice at last. org. Kainos Home & Training Center: Serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Kainos Community-based program. This provides the opportunity for individuals to increase their physical and mental health; enhancing physical activity, stress management, and nutritional education. www.kainosusa. org. Menlo Spark: Its mission is to reduce carbon emissions to zero in Menlo Park by 2025. To volunteer or donate, go to www.menlospark.org. Midpeninsula Community Media Center: Levels the communications playing field by providing access to media tools and distribution. Using Midpen’s TV studio, production truck and video equipment library, individuals and nonprofits create and control their own stories. midpenmedia.org. Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center: Uses community mediation and mediative facilitation to empower people, build relationships and reduce violence. www. pcrcweb.org. Peninsula Family Service: Our Holiday Giving Guide is a unique way to give a meaningful gift for the holidays. Give in honor of a loved one, and we’ll send a special card showing how much you care — and the impact of your support. www.peninsulafamilyservice.org/holidayguide. Peninsula Healthcare Connection: This state-licensed medical clinic provides free health care and mental health services for homeless and low-income individuals in North Santa Clara County.
peninsulahcc.org. Peninsula Our Meals on Volunteers Wheels — Inc.: San Mateo increases County food program security and access to nutritious food, keeping adults ages 65 and older well-nourished and healthy. Requesting monetary donations to help remove clients from the waitlist and provide them with meals (about 100 meals per person). www.penvol.org. Project READ — Redwood City: Redwood City Friends of Literacy offers literacy and educational programming that enriches the lives of families most in need. Help give the gift of reading this year through monetary donations, book donations or volunteering. www.projectreadredwoodcity.org. Reading Partners Silicon Valley: Empowers students to succeed in reading and life by engaging community volunteers to provide one-onone literacy tutoring. In each partner school, we transform a space into a reading center where student-tutor pairs work for 45 minutes twice weekly. readingpartners.org/ location/silicon-valley. Rebuilding Together Peninsula: This organization provides renovation and repair services for the Peninsula’s most vulnerable homeowners — seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and families with children. Learn how you can help by donating or volunteering at www. rebuilding together peninsula. org. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, MidPeninsula Center: Delivers intensive small business training classes and workshops, special programs for women, individual consulting, and access to capital and resources throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. www.rencenter. org.
SafeSpace: Services encompass youth outreach and community engagement that fosters emotionally connected young people and families. Support our teens who advocate for mental health and wellness in schools. Monetary donations are accepted through PayPal or website. safespace.org.
The Salvation Army: Donations of goods, clothing and funds help to serve the most vulnerable members of the community. www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn. San Mateo County Parks Foundation: Addresses barriers to visiting parks by funding bus transportation that connects low-income youth to parks; www.SupportParks.org. San Mateo Police Activities League: Requesting donations of gift cards (Target, Safeway, Old Navy) to distribute to needy families as part of Santa Cop event in collaboration with the San Mateo Police Department; www.sanmateopal.org. Science Is Elementary: Support exciting hands-on science and engineering for elementary school students. Ninety percent of our students are low-income and 75 percent are students of color; www.scienceiselementary.org. Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame: Participating in the One Warm Coat Drive, collecting for women, men and children. The drive runs through Jan. 4. Also collecting toys for children who are members of a local San Mateo parish, ranging in age from infant to 16. www. sistersofmercy.org. Tim Griffith Foundation: Provides safe and sober housing for young men recovering from addiction, and holds grief retreats for parents who have lost a child. Tim’s House needs a sectional couch and window blinds. Grocery gift certificates and monetary contributions benefit the retreats. www. tim griffith foundation. org. Upward Scholars: Seeking donations for low-income students to go toward books, laptops, bus passes or food vouchers. www.upwardscholars.org. Santa Clara County Alum Rock Counseling Center: The 2018 Toy Drive and Holiday Appeal is underway. Donate $100 or more to ARCC through Dec. 31 and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. For toy drop-off locations and details, go to www. alumrockcc.org or call 408240-0070, ext 3020. Asian Americans for Community Involvement: Collecting new, unwrapped toys and children’s clothing for children of our most underserved clients, including families of refugees and survivors of domestic violence. Seeking nonviolent toys, activity sets, board games, athletic equipment and more. Monetary donations are also welcome. A full holiday wish list is available at aaci.org/ holiday-toy-drive-2018 or on AACI’s Amazon Wishlist, a. co/0wxYwG6.