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Toys Urgently Needed For San Jose Party For Low-Income Kids

Thousands of children could walk away empty handed from a holiday party in San Jose Sunday if more toys cannot be collected quickly, organizers said Friday.


Homeless Who Died On The Streets In Santa Clara County Honored

A memorial service was held in San Jose Thursday for the homeless men and women who died on the streets in Santa Clara County this year.


Franklin Middle School in Vallejo. (CBS)

Thieves Steal Donations From Vallejo School’s Holiday Concert

Thieves stole about $700 in donations during a holiday concert at the Franklin Middle School on Tuesday night.


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Soup Kitchen Next To Wealthy Atherton Gears Up To Feed Thousands

A soup kitchen that shares a fence line with one of the most affluent communities in the Bay Area has been feeding 600 people daily since 1974.


San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

SF Launches Website Accepting Donations For Some Services

For people in the giving spirit this holiday season, San Francisco officials Monday announced the launch of a website where donations can be made to help fund city services at risk due to budget cuts.


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Tech Report: Kickstarter Marks Millionth Backer

Only a year after it was created, the online crowd funding source Kickstarter has signed up its millionth member. This is astronomical growth for a new company.


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Bay Area Food Bank Struggles With Drop In Donations

Quite simply, donating food isn’t on everyone’s radar this time of year.


Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. (AFP/Getty Images)

High-Tech Companies Could Play Major Role In SF Mayor’s Race

Several investors in high-tech companies are putting their dollars into campaigns for the San Francisco mayoral race.


Teray Frederick

Jefferson Awards: Helping East Bay Families In Need

Teray Frederick has transformed her Hayward home into a headquarters for giving. As her two daughters neared adulthood, she made a new commitment to serve her community.

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Outlook Brightens For Pleasanton Animal Shelter

The Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton has received more than $250,000 in donations and will now be able to stay open through November.