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Charity

A parking control officer issues a ticket in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: SF Charity Work Earns Parking Ticket

A parking ticket on the windshield is not a welcome sight for any driver. But when the driver is making her way across San Francisco performing charitable acts a parking ticket can really sting.

09/30/2013

Angie Balfour, wife of Oakland A's pitcher Grant Balfour, is raising money for the nonprofit Smile Train. (www.smiletrain.org)

Community Corner: Oakland A’s Team Up With National Charity

The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.

07/24/2013

Hair being donated to "Locks of Love," a charity that makes wigs for children who are ill. (CBS)

Bay Area Group Questions Donations To Locks Of Love

Plenty of people donate their hair to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children who are sick. But a new report from a Bay Area group finds not all of that hair is going to kids.

05/15/2013

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Best Stores With A Cause On The Peninsula

Do you want to feel good about spending money? Why not shop at a store with a cause?

03/19/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Gianna Pendleton (CBS)

Jefferson Award-Winning Sebastopol Teen Creates Culture Of Giving

If you see people in need, help them out – That’s the mindset of a 16-year-old from Sebastopol, whose community service has even gained a pat on the back from President Obama.

03/13/2013

Thieves broke in and ransacked a Martinez storage unit belonging to the charity Christmas for Everyone sometime before February 25, 2013. (CBS)

Pair Arrested In Burglary Of Martinez Christmas Charity

Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars in gifts from a charity’s storage unit in unincorporated Martinez late last month

03/11/2013

Thieves broke into this Martinez storage unit belonging to the charity Christmas for Everyone sometime before February 25, 2013. (CBS)

Martinez-Based Christmas Charity Wiped Out In Burglary

Martinez-based charity Christmas for Everyone lost everything in a burglary at its storage unit late last month and may be forced to end the program.

03/09/2013

Marin County Girl’s Charity-Infused Lemonade Gets Supermarket Boost

A Marin County girl who started a lemonade stand in front of her Fairfax home last year, in a crusade against child slavery, is on the verge of seeing her product bottled for sale in some big name grocery stores.

02/08/2013

Needy San Jose Parents Brave Overnight Cold For Free Holiday Toys

Dozens of needy families endured the nighttime chill camped outside Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose for the chance to pick out free toys and books as holiday gifts for their children.

12/20/2012

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Donating Nearly $500 Million To Charity

The gift of 18 million Facebook shares is valued at $498.8 million based on their closing stock price on Tuesday, when Zuckerberg, 28, made the donation. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with donors to allocate their gifts.

12/18/2012

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