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: Alameda County's Service Opportunities for Seniors/Meals on Wheels delivers sustenance, supports independence
HAYWARD -- When Clara Moffitt's weight plummeted dangerously earlier this year, her doctor urged her to sign up for the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers daily hot food to frail and homebound seniors.
The Oakland organization runs four group homes for youths, providing food stipends and a roof over their heads while also helping guide its clients to the jobs, education, emotional connections and confidence that will help them over the course of their lives.
The Fremont charity serves about 6,000 families and 16,000 individuals each month in its Centerville district warehouse. It is the largest of the Alameda County Community Food Bank's 280 food pantries.
The Richmond-based rescue mission is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless men, women and children in the area through a multifaceted, Christian-centered approach. It is one of 36 nonprofits participating in the Share the Spirit holiday fundraising program.
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Review: Fremont's Smoking Pig BBQ needs more time in the smoker
San Jose's popular Smoking Pig BBQ has opened a Fremont outpost, with live blues music and burnt ends to tempt the palate.
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern
Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.