17th Town Crier Holiday Fund campaign begins


The Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund is kicking off its 17th year supporting local nonprofit organizations that directly serve those in the region with the most pressing needs.

Since its inception, the Holiday Fund has raised more than $2.8 million. This year, the fund aims to collect $250,000 to donate to 20 nonprofit organizations.

Holiday Fund recipients include: ALearn; Bayshore Christian Ministries; Child Advocates of Silicon Valley; the Community Health Awareness Council; Community Services Agency’s Food & Nutrition Center; the Community School of Music and Arts’ Artistic Intelligence program; Downtown College Prep – Alum Rock; the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation; Help One Child; Hidden Villa Summer Camps; Jeremiah’s Promise; House of Grace; the MERIT program at the Krause Center for Innovation; Music for Minors; Mentor Tutor Connection; Reach Potential Movement; Sky’s the Limit Fund; Sunday Friends; the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College; and WomenSV.

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Holiday Fund contributions are tax deductible and processed through a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The foundation provides letters acknowledging donor contributions. The Town Crier will present checks to the 20 organizations in early 2018. The paper will profile each organization in a series of articles published throughout the holiday season.  

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To donate by check, make checks payable to “SVCF/Town Crier Holiday Fund” and mail to 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View 94040.

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