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Editorial: Another year of generous holiday giving

Ten local nonprofits that help people in need find housing, put food on their tables, receive medical and mental health care, and improve their lives through education will receive about $15,000 each as a result of Almanac readers' generosity during our annual Holiday Fund drive for 2018.

Some 150 donors contributed $151,000 over the holiday season — up slightly from the previous year — and every penny of those donations will be directed to these organizations: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula; the Ecumenical Hunger Program; Life Moves; Project Read-Menlo Park; the Ravenswood Family Health Center; St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room; StarVista; Upward Scholars; Health Connected; and St. Francis Center.

These nonprofits depend primarily on private donations and grants, so your support enables them to continue serving the less fortunate in our community as well as providing crucial support to our children through after-school and other programs.

We are grateful for our readers' generous support of our Holiday Fund program for 2018, and also thank the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their matching funds that double the impact of individual contributions.


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