To donate to Share the Spirit, mail check to: Bay Area News Group - East Bay Share the Spirit Fund, 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.
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Share the Spirit donations hit three-year high
East Bay residents were generous during the holiday season, contributing $194,000 to the annual Share the Spirit campaign, which warms the winter days for the less fortunate.
Share the Spirit, the annual holiday fundraising program of the East Bay newspapers led by the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune, depends on those hearts to bring some of the season's best feelings to the growing number of people and families still struggling with the reversals of the economic downtown.
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.
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade
The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7
( Dan Honda )
Super Bowl 50: Celebrity sightings and sounds of Super Bowl week
Super Bowl 50: When celebrities overrun the Bay Area for a week.