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Local Couple Turns Grief Into Helping Others

After their 12-year-old son was swept away by a sneaker wave, Sharmistha Chakraborty and Tarun Pruthi have used their grief to power change. New life rescuing stations are now installed at three local beaches.

(Jan. 4, 2022) → Read the full KQED Public report
Tree Foundation Branches Out

Canopy, a Palo-Alto based nonprofit, recently expanded its reach by planting trees out of town.

(Dec. 24, 2021) → Read the full Palo Alto Online report

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Help needed at Bay Area food banks
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and four other Bay Area food banks have a critical shortage of volunteers and are reaching out to the public for assistance.  Collectively, Bay Area food banks feed about one million people each month.  Second …

Local Scene: GALs accepting grant applications
Gilroy Assistance League accepting grant requests The Gilroy Assistance League is now accepting grant requests that will benefit Gilroy youth organizations, programs and schools. In 2021, GALs gave out $16,000 to various youth services, such as Community Solutions, One Heart …

Salvation Army donates toys, food to families
The Salvation Army of Gilroy needed a Christmas miracle for its annual holiday giving season after the rough year it had. In September, one of its leaders, Capt. Manuel Gaytan, died due to complications from Covid-19, according to friend and …

Rotary Club of Gilroy provides winter necessities to local families
Members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy recently donated winter clothing to students in need. For their winter community service project, the Rotary Club of Gilroy supported Gilroy Unified School District's efforts to provide winter clothing for children in kindergarten …

Fundraising drive earns teen recognition, scholarship
At age 13, Addy Mosher is already setting an example of how hard work and a giving spirit can combine to create valuable assistance for an ailing community. Shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, local and state …

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.

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