In honor of Giving Tuesday, the Sereno Group 1% For Good Charitable Foundation is donating $20,000 to 10 trusted Bay Area nonprofits to address the local challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are the 10 non-profits we have chosen and what they are doing for our local communities. We hope you will join us on this #GIVINGTUESDAY and make a donation directly to one or more of these worthy organizations.
With your support, neighbors in need will find real help and the necessary resources to experience hope and a new life. Your gift today will provide nutritious meals, safer shelter, life-changing programs and more.
OPENING DOORS 2020
With over 1840 people served annually, the population our organization helps is primarily low income seniors experiencing homelessness, and low income families. During this COVID-19 crisis, we are requesting additional financial support for meal supplies, supplemental food, and storage.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF SILICON VALLEY
We have strengthened and increased our services addressing financial instability, access to food, mental health, and isolation. Our success depends on YOUR support. Any donation, big or small, will bring help and support to many needy people in our community.
VIA SERVICES, INC.
We provide services for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities ages 0-85. Via Services has been a staple in the Bay Area special needs community for over 75 years, and we will persevere through COVID-19 and the setbacks it has brought to our organization. But, we can’t do it alone. We are asking for your help to raise $50,000 to prepare for our reopening of Via West Campus, once we are safely allowed to do so. Your donation will ensure that our camps will be ready to welcome those in need back to the safe, loving, and fun environment that our community has relied on for the past 75 years.
WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES
West Valley Community Services offers a range of services, including a food pantry, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, a mobile food pantry, financial coaching, family support, access to public health and food assistance benefits, case management, and referral services. Our programs target families with children, at-risk youth, seniors, individuals, and disabled adults who are extremely low-income, living on a fixed-income, homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
TRINITY CENTER WALNUT CREEK
Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County. As a result of COVID-19, demand for services is steadily increasing and we need help to meet this need and to keep our entire community safe, especially for those that have nowhere to shelter in place during a pandemic.
SANDRA J. WING HEALING THERAPIES FOUNDATION
SJWHTF serves cancer patients in the Tri-Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville at no cost. Your donation will continue to make funding available to local cancer patients so that they can benefit from complementary healing therapies.
EAST PALO ALTO KIDS FOUNDATION (EPAK)
The organization supports district and charter schools serving over 3,500 children in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grades in the East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park community. Your donation will help teachers to meet the challenges of teaching remotely during the pandemic.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS (SOS) MEALS ON WHEELS
SOS Meals On Wheels’ primary function is to deliver nutritious, balanced meals and friendly safety checks to homebound seniors. We fight every day to keep seniors in their homes, healthy and happy, for as long as safely possible. Your donation would offset food, meals delivery and operational costs for our Meals on Wheels system of care during a time of unprecedented need.
LOS GATOS YOUTH THEATRE
We are a non-profit organization dependent upon not only financial support of our communities and families, but also the endless volunteer hours donated to put on shows. We welcome any and all support and encourage local businesses to consider participating in our sponsorship opportunities.