With the close of the Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Holiday Fund, it's a time to say thank you to the 296 contributors whose donations totaled $65,431. Your contributions will be split among 12 beneficiaries with checks to be presented on March 3 at a luncheon meeting hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.
Again in this campaign, the Weekly partnered with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), which handled all finances related to the Holiday Fund. This allowed donors to take advantage of a tax deduction for the dollars they contributed through the foundation's 501(c)(3) status to the fullest extent of the law. Also again, the Pleasanton Weekly and SVCF handled all costs of the campaign, so every dollar will go directly to the 12 nonprofits with no administrative expenses.
Your contributions to the Holiday Fund will be distributed to the nonprofit organizations in two tiers, with 65% of all dollars raised going to Axis Community Health, Open Heart Kitchen, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation, Valley Humane Society and Stanford Health/ValleyCare Health System.
The other 35% of the contributions will go to Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, Hope Hospice, the Museum on Main, Resources Education Activities Community and Housing for special-needs adults (REACH), Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley and Sunflower Hill.
Again, thanks for donating to the 2015 Holiday Fund. Through your help, these organizations will be better able to meet the needs of our community in this new year of public service.