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Holiday Fund 2009

Original post made on Nov 20, 2009

The 7th annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign kicks off this week, with the aim of raising several hundred thousand dollars through a unique opportunity to provide assistance to some of the poorest families in the Tri-Valley with a 4-to-1 match of each contribution through the 2009 Tri-Valley Regional Initiative.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:25 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by PW Reader, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:30 am

Maybe I'm a little confused, but what are the nonprofits receiving the funds this year?


Posted by Janet Pelletier, Pleasanton Weekly assistant editor
on Nov 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Janet Pelletier is a registered user.

PW Reader, the monies will be distributed in a "wrap around" fashion, providing services that will help needy families with the goal of finding housing, completing job training, gaining employment and meeting the basic needs of their family. This could include providing emergency food, school supplies for the children, car repairs and crisis intervention counseling. The money will go to a variety of area nonprofits who serve the needy, including Open Heart Kitchen, Axis Community Health and Tri-Valley Haven.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm

My recommendation is to not give one cent to this fund but to donate your extra money to a health clinic that will provide breast cancer exams for any woman that requests one. How boring would the world be if your mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, women friends all die because preventive care is withdrawn and they all die of breast cancer? NOT cool!

Insurance companies do not care if women die from breast cancer so find ways to cya because what is crystal clear is that they don't care about you, your familiy, friends or community. They want you to pay your premiums but heaven forbid if you get sick.


Posted by cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 24, 2009 at 10:00 am

I hope all who read the TSF recognize that despite my tongue in cheek approach, I am quite sincere in my hope that you will all contribute to health clinics that provide free breast exams and also to breast cancer research.
This is a horrible disease that robs us of people we love and anything we can do to eradicate this disease is a good thing.


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