November 21, 2017

VALLEJO TIMES HERALD COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD FUND

Established: Nov 03, 2003

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD DONATIONS

Since 1985, the Vallejo Times-Herald has raised over $825,000 from their annual holiday appeal known as "The Community Christmas Card." The fund drive begins in mid-November and runs thru mid-January each holiday season. Donations may also be made at any time throughout the year to the Vallejo Times Herald Community Christmas Card Fund. 
Donors can send in a check or contribute online by clicking on the "Donate" button on the top right-hand side of this page. During the holiday fund drive, the names of each donor are published in the newspaper almost every day, with a running total of monies raised. Donations are listed in the order they are received, using the donor's name and amount of their gift. 
Many donors give multiple gifts during the drive in memory of their loved ones. The Times-Herald also publishes stories about the selected grantees to help donors become better acquainted with these wonderful charitable organizations and the vital services they provide to those in need.
On Christmas Day, the Vallejo Times Herald publishes a special Community Christmas Card listing the names of all the donors on one beautiful page.
Contributions made to this fund directly benefit Vallejo residents in dire need of food, clothing and shelter, especially during the winter months. Donations are made by hundreds of individuals and businesses; in person, through the mail, and online via PayPal using the 'donate' button shown on this fund page.
The Solano Community Foundation processes all of the gifts received and administers the fund. In late January, with SCF Board approval, grant checks are awarded to four named nonprofits from the monies raised. They are: Christian Help Center, a homeless shelter; the Sparrow Project, which provides thousands of meals each year to the homeless; the Vallejo Salvation Army, to help provide food, clothing, and shelter to those in need; and the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to help provide meals for older adults.
In 2003, Ted Vollmer, then editor of the Vallejo Times-Herald, established the Community Christmas Card Fund at the Foundation to help administer the annual holiday appeal. 

2017 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED - TOTAL $30,471.34

  • $18,282.80 - to the Sparrow Project.
  • $  4,570.70 - to Christian Help Center.
  • $  4,570.70 - to Vallejo Salvation Army.
  • $  1,523.57 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center.
  • $  1,523.57 - Vallejo Together Support Services (Mira Theatre Guild)

2016 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED - TOTAL $32,138.90

  • $14,462.50 - to the Sparrow Project.
  • $  8,034.75 - to Christian Help Center.
  • $  8,034.75 - to Vallejo Salvation Army.
  • $  1,606.90 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center.

2015 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED - TOTAL $32,826.00

  • $14,772.00 - to the Sparrow Project.
  • $  6,565.00 - to Christian Help Center.
  • $  8,206.00 - to Vallejo Salvation Army.
  • $  3,283.00 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center.

2014 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED - TOTAL $46,411.81

  • $18,388.72 - to the Sparrow Project.
  • $18,388.72 - to Christian Help Center.
  • $  4,597.19 - to Vallejo Salvation Army.
  • $  4,597.18 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center.
  • $     440.00 - to Filipino Community of Solano County   

2013 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED - TOTAL $42,477.83

  • $16,990.00 - to the Sparrow Project.
  • $16,990.00 - to Christian Help Center.
  • $  4,247.83 - to Vallejo Salvation Army.
  • $  4,250.00 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center.

 

 

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