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Compass Family Services needs volunteers for their annual Christmas party serving the San Francisco homeless. (Compass-SF.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Needs Volunteer ‘Santas’

A San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless is looking for volunteers to ‘play Santa’ for more than 450 needy families.

12/01/2013

Young cancer patient receives a Comfort Kit. (GivingComfort.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Provides Comfort For Cancer Patients

A San Francisco non-profit says the everyday needs of cancer patients are often forgotten. That’s why Giving Comfort is providing personalized Comfort Kits to cancer patients in need.

11/17/2013

Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco serves 3,500 families each year. (HomelessPrenatal.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Investing In Homeless Families

For the past 24 years, women in the Bay Area who found themselves homeless and pregnant had a place to turn, thanks to a San Francisco resource center called the Homeless Prenatal Program. Over the years, their mission has expanded to move beyond prenatal care for mothers to holistic care for families.

11/03/2013

A Rising International pop up store. (Rising International)

Community Corner: Empowering Women From Afghanistan To San Francisco

A nonprofit that has been empowering women living in poverty around the world for the past 10 years is launching in the Bay Area.

10/13/2013

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Community Corner: Safe Haven In Fremont For Domestic Violence Victims

SAVE is a local organization that works to stop domestic violence. For 35 years, SAVE, which stands for Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, has been providing services to those who have been abused in relationships and has been educating the community on the issue of domestic violence.

09/15/2013

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Benicia Fire Department Volunteer Arrested On Arson Charges

A volunteer with the Benicia Fire Department was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of arson and attempted arson in connection with three fires that took place Friday night, police said Sunday.

05/06/2013

Freedom House reaches out to survivors of human trafficking. (FreedomHouseSF.org)

Community Corner: Bay Area Nonprofit Celebrates Trafficking Survivors

Freedom House, a locally based nonprofit, has been invested in rebuilding the lives of trafficking victims one by one for the past three years.

04/28/2013

Fruit sale on the streets of Kampot, Cambodia. (Keteka.com)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style

If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there’s a new site you should check out.

03/03/2013

Jefferson Award winner Laura Escobosa (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Travels The Globe So That Doctors Can Change Lives

For coordinating the humanitarian missions of Operation Rainbow and changing the lives of children around the world, this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Laura Escobosa.

02/20/2013

Jefferson Award winner Sylvia McLaughlin (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Sparked Bay Preservation Efforts

To guard the bay against sprawl and pollution, McLaughlin co-founded Save the Bay in 1961 with two friends, Catherine Kay Kerr and Esther Gulick. Today, McLaughlin is the last survivor of the pioneering trio.

01/31/2013

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