October 22, 2014

VALLEJO TIMES HERALD COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD FUND

Established: Nov 03, 2003

2014 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD

Donations can be made at any time throughout the year to the Vallejo Times Herald Community Christmas Card Fund.  Donors can send a check or contribute online by clicking on the "Donate" button on the top right-hand side of this page.  Since 1985, the Vallejo Times-Herald has raised close to $750,000 from their annual holiday appeal known as "The Community Christmas Card." The contributions made primarily in November thru January of each holiday season by businesses and individuals are used to help Vallejo residents in dire need of food, clothing and shelter.  

Since 2003, the Solano Community Foundation has managed the Vallejo Times-Herald Community Christmas Card Fund.  Monies raised from the fund drive benefit the Christian Help Center, a homeless shelter, the Sparrow Project, which provides thousands of meals each year to the homeless, the Florence Douglas Senior Center, to support their meal program, and the Vallejo Salvation Army, to help the hungry. 
 
 
During the drive, a donor list is published in the newspaper almost every day, with a running total of monies raised. Donations are listed in the order they are received, with the donor's name and amount of their gift. The Times-Herald also publishes stories about the selected grantees to help donors become better acquainted with these charitable organizations and the important services they provide to those in need.

On Christmas Day, the Vallejo Times Herald then publishes a special Community Christmas Card listing the names of all the donors on one beautiful page.

2013 CHRISTMAS GRANTS AWARDED

  • $18,388.72 - to the Sparrow Project for providing meals to the homeless.
  • $18,388.72 - to Christian Help Center toward operation of the homeless shelter.
  • $  4,597.18 - to Vallejo Salvation Army to help hungry children and families.
  • $  4,597.18 - to Florence Douglas Senior Center to support their senior meal program.
  • $     440.00 - to the Filipino Community of Solano County, Inc. to support Typhoon Yolanda victims.

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