The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE PLEASANTON WEEKLY HOLIDAY FUND

We are proud to announce the Pleasanton Weekly's 2013 Holiday Fund campaign raised nearly $75,000 and will benefit 10 Pleasanton-area nonprofits. This is especially exciting because despite a modest economic recovery in the Tri-Valley, these are still-troubling times for many. The agencies we have targeted for assistance are finding that they have more to serve, but fewer dollars are coming in from their regular donors who are finding themselves at times facing financial, employment and health care challenges and uncertainties.

Because of your generosity, the following organizations will receive a grant for general operating support: Axis Community Health, Hope Hospice, Open Heart Kitchen, Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation, REACH, Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, Valley Humane Society and ValleyCare Health System.

Disbursements of the 2013 Holiday Fund contributions will take place once a full accounting has been completed by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Holiday Fund is a donor advised fund of this foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As before, the Pleasanton Weekly has handled all costs of the campaign. That means that every dollar went directly to the 10 nonprofits we've chosen as this year's beneficiaries, with all administrative expenses being handled by SVCF and the Pleasanton Weekly. We are thankful for your support, and wish you and yours continued success in 2014.

-- Gina Channell-Allen, Publisher, and Jeb Bing, Editor