The Hayward-based Family Emergency Shelter Coalition was named a 2010 Food and Shelter Award recipient for the second straight year.
The coalition is one of 76 nonprofits nationwide to receive the award, which is aimed at getting the word out about nonprofits rated highly by GreatNonprofits.org.
FESCO helps homeless families move toward self-sufficiency through services such as mental health counseling, money management and cooking classes. Its goal is to end homelessness in Alameda County. Read the press release after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011
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Charities are hurting this Christmas season, including the Hayward chapter of the Salvation Army, as was mentioned in this article.
The Hayward Fire Department’s annual toy drive is also way below the norm. “We have received less than 50 percent of what we normally get in donations,” said firefighter Matt Buckingham, who has led the drive for the past decade.
Over the course of the year, the firefighter’s union raises money through fundraisers to help buy the holiday toys, but with the lack of donations, they will probably have to dig deeper into their coffers to make up the difference.
The toys are delivered to local nonprofits that in turn distribute them to Hayward children who may not have received gifts this year.
It’s not too late: New toys can be donated at any of Hayward’s nine fire stations.
Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
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