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A Gift that Makes a Difference

Dec 06, 2017 10:34AM

Organizations Providing Critical Support in Our Community

Each December, the Community Focus compiles a list of local organizations that provide services and care for those in need of assistance over the holidays and year round. Gifts to any of these organizations have a direct impact on seniors, families, and homeless individuals right here in our community. Donations needed range from gently used blankets and clothing to food, cash, and volunteer hours.  Take a look and consider where you might be able to help this year:

Catholic Charities East Bay works with youth, children, and families to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and pursue safety and justice. 3540 Chestnut Ave., Concord, CA 94519, (925) 825-3099. www.cceb.org

Christmas for Everyone provides each person with a new gift and almost-new clothing, serves a traditional Christmas meal, and provides entertainment for both children and adults. Food and gifts can be delivered to the homebound upon request. The new location for volunteer work, preparation, and Christmas For Everyone Christmas Day is 115 Tarantino Dr, Martinez. For updates and to confirm volunteer hours visit website or call the number below. (925) 228-2233. www.christmasforeveryone.com

Community Outreach Hillcrest Congregational Church has three programs: food, clothing and layette; staffed by volunteers and serving Contra Costa County for more than 40 years! 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, (925) 689-8260. www.hillcrestucc.org

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing provides permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in CC County. 399 Taylor Blvd. Suite 115, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, (925) 944-2244.ccinterfaithhousing.org

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families. P.O. Box 6324, Concord, CA 94524, (925) 676-7543, ext. 213. www.foodbankccs.org

Foster A Dream provides programs and resources that build the hopes, dreams, and futures of Bay Area foster children, and is a guiding source for successful transition into the adult world. 628 Escobar St., Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 228-0200. www.fosteradream.org

Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa feeds the hungry by providing free, hot nutritious meals at local dining facilities. 835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 293-4792. www.loavesfishescc.org

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa Your cash donation will be used to help prepare and deliver a hot meal to an elderly senior that says, “You are not forgotten.” Volunteer drivers are always needed. P.O. Box 3195, Martinez, CA 94553, (866) 669-6697. www.mealsonwheelsofcontracosta.org

Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services coordinates care for older adults (over 60) in Contra Costa who have a wide variety of needs. Their six programs - Meals on Wheels, Fall Prevention, Home Care Referral, Friendly Visitors, C. C. Cafes, and Geriatric Care - offer full-service resources to seniors in need. Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visitors rely on volunteers to deliver hot meals to 700 homebound local seniors or provide weekly one-hour visits to isolated seniors. 1300 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA  94596, (925) 937-8311, ext. 133. www.mowsos.org

Monument Crisis Center offers nutritious food, resources, and referrals to low-income individuals and families to help them become stable and secure. 1990 Market St., Concord, CA 94520, (925) 825-7751. www.monumentcrisiscenter.org

Salvation Army works towards “the advancement of the Christian religion - of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.” 3950 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521, (925) 676-6180. www.salvationarmyconcordca.org

Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa rebuilds lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, the skills and the resources to live the life they deserve. 1333 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 206, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 335-0698. www.shelterincofccc.org

STAND for Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. 1410 Danzig Plaza, Suite 100, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 676-2845.  www.standagainstdv.org

Winter Nights Shelter provides a clean, safe, and warm facility at night and a daytime services center during winter for homeless seniors and families with children. 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597, (925) 933-6030. www.cccwinternights.org


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