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2 Bay Area Charities Named ‘Chase Community’ Winners

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A Chase Bank branch. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

A Chase Bank branch. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two Bay Area charities were named as winners of the Chase Community Giving campaign.

The campaign gave $5 million in total to the 100 charities that received the most votes on Facebook.com.

The Blue Devil Parent Association in Concord came in 16th out of 100 with 7,847 votes. They received $45,000 to support their youth music and performing arts program—One Music, One World.

The Santa Clara Vanguard Booster Club in Santa Clara came in 24th with 5,351 votes. They plan to use the $45,000 grant to support their music and movement education program.

These Bay Area organizations were two of four California charities in the top 100.

The number one pick for Chase’s campaign received a $500,000 grant and won with 27,514 votes. Chabad of Argentina Relief Appeal Inc. in New York City is a UNICEF-supported charity that works with children who are considered at-risk due to abuse or abandonment.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

 

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