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Annual Night of Giving Tradition Continues Virtually

Hospitality House, a local shelter organization, hosted its 16th annual Night of Giving with a twist: the event was once again virtual due to the continuing pandemic.

(Dec. 22, 2021) → Read the full YubaNet report
Donation Day Returns After COVID-19 Cancelation

Known as possibly one of the oldest traditions in California history, Donation Day returned with a parade in Grass Valley after taking a year off due to the pandemic.

(Dec. 2, 2021) → Read the full The Union report

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Image caption: Stacy Caldwell, right, says the annual Give Back Tahoe campaign has become a “collective giving engine.”
Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season
A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day
About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: Californians have a lengthy history of getting involved in the civic affairs that govern their daily lives.
California’s History of Civic Engagement, Explained
California’s history of people getting directly involved in the affairs of government dates back more than a century, but it has sometimes been coopted by business and other interests.

Image caption: California Local Publisher Michael Gelbman talks about his vision for the site’s future.
Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

Image caption: The state legislature passed a basic income bill Thursday without a single ‘no’ vote.
CA Passes First-in-United States 'Basic Income' Bill
California will become the first state in the nation to provide monthly basic income payments to millions of residents, after the legislature passed a $35 million bill.

Image caption: The Nevada County grand jury performs a citizen watchdog role unique to California counties.
Nevada County’s Civil Grand Jury, Explained
The grand jury is Nevada County’s official citizen watchdog body. Here’s how it works.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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