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Create a Culture of Generosity

Nov 27, 2016 01:04PM ● By Supervisor Karen Mitchoff

Supervisor Karen Mitchoff

One of my favorite aspects of the holiday season is the culture of generosity that surrounds our community. Having a season to celebrate and inspire gratitude helps us all to be more aware of how much we have to be thankful for. It also encourages us to think of the less fortunate and donate, contribute, and volunteer our time.


Each year, Contra Costa County participates in the CountyFood Fight  a fun and competitive way to raise money for the Food Bank ofContra Costa and Solano  Our office will be selling $5 reusable bags designed by a local high school student, and all of the proceeds from these bags will benefit the food bank. One in eight families in Contra Costa relies on the food bank, and these bags serve as an excellent way to show your support. Feel free to drop by my office during office hours and pick up yours! If you’re a Concord Disposal customer, you can also support the food bank by signing up for paperless billing up until December 2, 2016. Current customers can sign up to “Give Back” and get free paperless billing by calling (925) 682-9113. Concord Disposal will donate $2 for each new sign-up.


The Trinity Centerneeds volunteers for their Winter Night’s Shelter, starting on November 12, and they are not alone. Numerous organizations, including the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, need extra volunteers this season. I encourage you to seek out opportunities to engage with our community this holiday season. Giving back can be very rewarding, and your generosity can make the difference in District IV.