VALLEJO TIMES HERALD COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD FUND
Established: Nov 03, 2003
2013 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD
Donations can be made online to the Vallejo Times Herald Community Christmas Card Fund by choosing an amount and 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." Contributions made in November thru January by businesses and individuals are collected to help Vallejo residents in need of food, clothing and shelter.
Since 2003, the Solano Community Foundation has managed the Vallejo Times-Herald
Community Christmas Card Fund. This year monies raised from the drive will 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.
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 publishes a special Community Christmas Card listing the names of all of 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.