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A student at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto receives her brand shoes from the organization My New Red Shoes. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Peninsula Non-Profit Provides Brand New Pair Of Shoes To Low Income Students

The organization My New Red Shoes offered a pair of new shoes and a gift certificate to Old Navy to students at Cesar Chavez Academy, before the start of the school year.

08/14/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

UC Theater in Berkeley (credit: archive.dailycal.org)

Berkeley’s Historic UC Theatre To Reopen As Live Music Venue

Closed for over a decade, the theater on University Ave will undergo renovations…

04/24/2014

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Kitten, Puppy Videos Give Humane Society Silicon Valley A Viral Adoption Advantage

Their movie stars spend their time off set licking themselves, chasing their tails, or napping for hours. They eat kibble instead of caviar, and their hair stylists use a water hose, but these actors may be more captivating than anything Hollywood can dish out. The Humane Society Silicon Valley harnesses the ubiquitous online fascination with kitten and puppy videos by using volunteer producers to create a successful Internet marketing plan for adoptions.

04/10/2014

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San Jose Non-Profit Provides Bikes And More For Those In Need

Good Karma Bikes provides the homeless and low-income working people with bicycle transportation, and also takes some in as interns.

12/24/2013

Jefferson Award winner Allyson Ahlstrom (CBS)

Teen Jefferson Award Winner Combines Love Of Fashion And Passion For Helping Others

While most teenage girls are scouring stores for back to school clothes at the mall, 17-year-old Allyson Ahlstrom is busy putting the finishing touches on her own store. It’s been about three years since she first set her mind to combining her love of fashion with community service.

07/25/2012

The 'Princess Project' gives prom dresses, and accessories to teen girls who can't afford them.

Princess Project Makes Dreams Come True For Bay Area Teens

The non-profit organization continues to give away free prom dresses to Bay Area high school teens in need.

03/18/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Website Connects Busy Professionals With Volunteer Opportunities

Finding time to volunteer isn’t that easy, but a new website helps match service oriented people with worthy organizations that need their specific skills.

CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

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