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Editorial: Consider a gift to the Holiday Fund

Original post made on Nov 23, 2011

Despite the ongoing financial challenges we all face, last year Almanac readers contributed nearly $100,000 to the Holiday Fund, making it possible for 10 local nonprofit agencies to receive grants of nearly $14,000 earlier this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room is NOT "Funded entirely by voluntary contributions from the community..." They have applied for and received $100,000 in a Grant of property tax dollars from the Sequoia Healthcare District. See:
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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Correction: They have applied for and received $200,000 in Grants of property tax dollars from the Sequoia Healthcare District in the past two years.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

To see who is contributing your tax dollars to their favorite charities, see: Web Link

This promotion on the Sequoia Healthcare District website, courtesy of our $4,700/month PR guy, shows Board President, Kim Griffin, and Boardmember Jerry Shefren helping "...feed the hungry...". Also shown is District staff member Glenn Nielsen.

Kim Griffin, along with fellow Boardmember Katie Kane are up for re-election in November 2012. Shefren and Art Faro, the remaining Boardmember engaging in this pseudo-philanthropy, are up for re-election in November 2014. If you want them to continue contributing your tax dollars to their favorite charities, be sure to vote for them.