Giving Back to the Community
Giving back is something we care about deeply. We contribute to organizations that support families and children with programs related to health, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. Our vision is a world without type 1 diabetes. Our mission is: accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.
Doctors Without Borders provides medical care to people in nearly 70 countries worldwide, saving lives threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. As a humanitarian organization, they treat people in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation (Tax ID#: 94-1657474) dedicated to bringing health and well being to children through philanthropic and volunteer support for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Since its founding in 1967, the foundation has raised millions of dollars from individual donors, charitable foundations, and corporations to enhance medical services and programs, and to help care for children who could otherwise not afford to pay.
A SAFE PLACE exists to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing battered victims and their children with safe shelter and resources and to prevent violence through outreach and education to at-risk populations. The shelter is a refuge for women and children and has provided each with services that include professional individual and peer group counseling, as well as advocacy and other professional supportive services.
Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 400 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. They serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.
The Food Bank was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned local citizens who saw the need in the community for a source of free food for those in need. Open six days a week, the Food Bank’s 150+ volunteers serve over 5,600 individual recipients from the Food Bank’s 1500 square foot main distribution center (land donated by the City of Alameda) and its 8400 square foot warehouse.
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62,000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. states and three countries – Canada, Columbia and Haiti. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies they get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, they use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.