To donate to Share the Spirit, mail check to: Share the Spirit, PO Box 5498, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 — or donate online here.
The Volunteer Center co-sponsors the Share the Spirit Fund with the Bay Area News Group East Bay which includes our long-standing partner the Contra Costa Times, and the Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times Star, The Argus (Fremont) and Daily Review (Hayward). Newspaper readers contribute to the campaign, which benefits nonprofit organizations in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Proceeds from the fund support children, adults and families in need during the holidays.
Share the Spirit has another good season
Fundraising campaign receives $161,751 which helps more than 53,000 needy families and individuals
Share the Spirit: Kinship program brings together children and their kin caregivers to maintain the family connection
Share the Spirit: Hope 4 the Heart in Hayward provides food for thousands of Alameda, Contra Costa counties families
(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Home update stays true to historic roots
The 1926 five-bedroom, four-bath Spanish Revival house had not been touched in years, and it was in desperate need of an update. Although its new owners took 60 percent of the house down to the studs, for them the remodel was about staying true to the home's roots -- both architecturally and historically -- while bringing it into the 21st century. Check out how they did that.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled
TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.