Editorial: A gift to the Holiday Fund helps those in need
Original post made on Nov 24, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:00 AM
on Nov 24, 2012 at 9:35 am
It's nice to see true philanthropy at work.
Unfortunately, pseudo-philanthropy, such as that engaged in by the taxpayer funded Sequoia Healthcare District, has threatened the integrity of local charities. Passing itself off as a foundation Web Link, and as a "Corporate Grant-Maker" Web Link, they District has led otherwise reputable charitable organizations to the public trough.
Your Holiday Fund lists St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room as " Funded entirely by voluntary contributions...". Not true. They have been receiving $100,000/year in grants from the Sequoia Healthcare District since 2009, when then Board President, Don Horsley, initiated an agressive campaign to expand the community of non-profits on the public dole. Others on your list who have succumbed to the Sequoia Healthcare Districts initiative include:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
St. Francis Center
Ravenswood Family Health Center
Second Harvest Food Bank
InnVision Shelter Network
StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services)
For a complete listing of charitable organizations who have taken a bite of the apple, visit: Web Link
Dissolution of the Sequoia Healthcare District and it's corrupting influence would help restore true philanthropy.
on Nov 24, 2012 at 10:26 am
Taxpayers should visit St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room's new website Web Link where you will find a token of their appreciation for the support which the Sequoia Healthcare District funded by your tax dollars has bestowed upon them.
Notably absent from their website is a biblical quotation
"Each one should give what he has decided in his own heart to give, not reluctlantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor.9:7)
Apparently, God has been impacted by the economic crisis and has made an exception.
on Nov 24, 2012 at 10:54 am
[Post removed; stick to the topic and the facts.]