20 South Bay Charities You Can Donate to On #GivingTuesday - NBC Bay Area

20 South Bay Charities You Can Donate to On #GivingTuesday



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    People around the world are opening their wallets for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to supporting philanthropic work in communities through volunteer hours and monetary donations.

    Organizers of the Giving Tuesday social movement estimate there has been a 470 percent increase in online donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since its inception in 2012.

    Many local non-profit and community organizations are in need of financial support. Below is a list of organizations in and around the South Bay, along with their mission statements and a link to an online donation page.

    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara
    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County serves and advocates for families and individuals in need, especially those living in poverty.
    Click Here to Donate

    Big Lift
    The organization’s goal is to achieve a big lift in San Mateo County’s educational outcomes by going from 57 percent of our children reading proficiently in 3rd grade to 80 percent.
    Click Here to Donate

    Salvation Army Golden State Division
    The Salvation Army Golden State Division provides services and hope to those in need on the San Francisco Peninusla, Central Coast, and in the Central Valley.
    Click Here to Donate

    Somos Mayfair
    Somos Mayfair supports children, organizes families, and connects neighbors to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community and address systemic inequities.
    Click Here to Donate

    Sunnyvale Community Services
    Sunnyvale Community Services works to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises. SCS provides financial aid, food, and other support that prevents larger problems with more expensive solutions.
    Click Here to Donate

    Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) offers innovative and effective after school and summer enrichment programs for low income, high risk Santa Clara County youth. BGCSV currently serves 3,000 regular members and more than 15,000 youth annually, ages 6-18 years old, at TEN (10) Clubhouse locations in Santa Clara County.
    Click Here to Donate

    Bill Wilson Center
    Bill Wilson Center supports and strengthens the community by serving youth and families through
    counseling, housing, education, and advocacy.
    Click Here to Donate

    HomeFirst confronts homelessness by cultivating people’s potential to get housed and stay housed.
    Click Here to Donate

    Loaves & Fishes
    Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen fights hunger in the California Bay Area by providing food security to those who need it most. In 2015, Loaves & Fishes will serve over 233,000 meals in the community.
    Click Here to Donate

    Second Harvest Food Bank
    Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties distributes more than one million pounds of nutritious food each week to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay.
    Click Here To Donate

    A Circle of Warriors
    The mission of A Circle Of Warriors is to provide facilitation, free of charge, to enhance the emotional, social, mental, and spiritual health of all Combat Veterans and their families, and to heal the wounds they might have, especially those that are not visible. A Circle Of Warriors provides transitioning veterans with the counseling, tools, and assistance they need to restore a sense of self-sufficiency.
    Click Here to Donate

    RotaCare Bay Area
    RotaCare Bay Area is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals, organizations and community members dedicated to providing free primary, quality healthcare services to uninsured families and individuals with limited ability to pay for medical care. We are volunteer driven and supported solely through locally based philanthropy.
    Click Here To Donate

    Next Door Solutions To Domestic violence
    Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic, ethnic and religious boundaries and affects every part of the lives damaged by it. We provide innovative prevention and intervention services to all families in Santa Clara County.
    Click Here To Donate

    Asian Law Alliance
    The Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process, and access to basic human and legal rights.
    Click Here to Donate

    Rebekah Children’s Services
    Rebekah Children's Services offers children and their families an array of campus- and community-based mental health care, education, foster care and more.
    Click Here to Donate

    Downtown Streets Team
    DST provides homeless and low-income men and women with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. Team members volunteer on beautification projects and In return, they receive a non-cash stipend help cover their basic needs, while taking advantage of case management and employment services to find housing and a job.
    Click Here to Donate

    Aim High
    Aim High closes the opportunity gap for under-resourced middle school youth by providing them with a free summer learning program.
    Click Here to Donate

    Mountain View Educational Foundation
    MVEF provides funding for enrichment programs and educational materials to enhance the solid academic curriculum and maintain the high quality of education in the Mountain View Whisman School District in Mountain View, CA.
    Click Here to Donate

    Los Gatos Education Foundation
    Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) is a volunteer-run, 501c3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 94-2874929) that raises private funds to ensure the k-8 students in Los Gatos Union School District receive a well-rounded education despite budget cuts.
    Click Here to Donate

    Live In Peace, Inc
    Live In Peace is an East Palo Alto-based organization committed to advancing the cultural, educational, and economic empowerment of youth in communities of color. We fulfill this mission in the following three program areas: the L.I.P. Studio (arts & culture), the College Initiative (education) and StreetCode Academy (technology & economics).
    Click Here To Donate

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