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Nonprofts Insurance Alliance serves charitable nonprofit communities through fair and stable insurance pricing. In offering low-cost insurance plans, it helps organizations spend their hard-earned funds on serving their clients.

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Community Foundation Says Goodbye to Brenda Weatherly


Carly Zanger of the Community Foundation for San Benito County Brenda Weatherly writes about the departure of Brenda Weatherly, who has served as director of donor and community services since 2018.

CalFresh Food Benefits Available to Storm Victims


The California Department of Social Services announced that individuals and families affected by the recent severe winter storms in San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Kern, Mariposa, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties could be eligible to receive Disaster CalFresh food benefits.

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Muro named executive director of Gilroy Foundation

Jaclyn Muro worked for Christopher Ranch for more than a dozen years, where she was surrounded by the family’s philanthropic efforts to improve educational opportunities for young Gilroyans. It was here Muro said she found her love for philanthropy, and …

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County honors Erickson for 40 years of volunteerism

Longtime local resident Ruth Erickson was recently honored for 40 years of volunteering for the Friends of the San Benito County Free Library. Erickson became president of the local organization in 1983, and since then has tirelessly volunteered her efforts …

Image caption: College Corps fellows from University of the Pacific at the launch and swearing-in celebration in Sacramento on Oct. 7, 2022.
Working to Inspire

Josh Fryday, California’s chief service officer, touts the state’s AmeriCorps agencies, which offer paid service opportunities to students and others.

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Help Others, Help Yourself

Volunteering it a great way to help your community. But you also reap benefits, including the chance to learn skills, reduce isolation and ease polarization.

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San Juan Elementary graduates its first Guitars Not Guns class

The first graduating class and instructors of the Guitars Not Guns program at San Juan Elementary ended their final lesson on March 8 with a rousing version of Hank Williams‚Äô ‚ÄúJambalaya‚ÄĚ in front of proud parents and assorted dignitaries. After ‚Ķ

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San Juan Canyon community rallies amid mudslide

Driving through the outskirts of San Juan Bautista toward his Los Madrones home, Bryan Keel came across an unwelcome sight on March 10: a mudslide on Quinn Canyon Road caused by the recent rainstorms blocked the way through to his …

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Free tax services for qualified individuals

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Alexis Castro Juarez Informaci√≥n¬†disponible en espa√Īol a continuaci√≥n The San Benito County Community Action Board is offering free tax filing by certified tax preparers as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ‚Ķ

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REACH, BenitoLink postpone 4th Annual Moonlight Walk

Information provided by R.E.A.C.H. The weather and Anza Trail conditions are not suitable for a ‚Äėfamily-friendly‚Äô Moonlight Walk on¬†Anza Trail this Sunday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. R.E.A.C.H. and BenitoLink are postponing the Moonlight Walk until Friday, June 2, ‚Ķ

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Colibri Gallery donates to 6th Street Studios

Colibri Gallery in Morgan Hill recently donated $2,345 to a local nonprofit, 6th Street Studios & Art Center in Gilroy, to support its children’s art programming. Colibri Gallery hosted its second annual Morgan Hill Plein Air Paint Out in October. …

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Community Solutions’ programs help ease burden of the season

Struggling to make ends meet is a fact of life for many South County families, and the holiday season adds an additional burden. But thanks to Community Solutions, many of those families are provided a respite from their worries. In …

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