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12 nonprofits receive $79,192 in Holiday Fund donations

Original post made on Mar 2, 2018

The Pleasanton Weekly distributed Holiday Fund checks totaling $79,192 to 12 beneficiaries last week at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:42 AM

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Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Mar 2, 2018 at 9:43 am

Thanks to all who donated to these organizations. Open question - are donations like these expected to go down this calendar year due to the new tax code?


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Posted by Sad
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 2, 2018 at 11:51 am

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A total of a little over $79,000 in a town full of 2 and 3 million dollar homes, very profitable local businesses and restaurants. That is just plain wrong. People are so selfish, and uncaring these days. I have been a member of churches that raised more than that from their congregations for the needy. This number should be double at least. I am shocked and disappointed.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm

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Sad, I suspect people have other places they donate or they already donate directly to some of these recipients. Many needs; many opportunities to contribute.


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Posted by I doubt it
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm

I doubt it is a registered user.

Kathleen, the amount raised was the same last year. I doubt that any of these tight fisted silicon valley millionaires gave a penny. They are too insulated, selfish and self centered to see or care about the needs of anyone but themselves.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Most of these organizations are now doing a very good job of soliciting on their own. So while you may not see it (which is how many of us prefer it) many are giving more than you may know.

There are also many people in nice homes who have made the ultimate financial stretch, and are facing fifteen years of children, home improvements, and college. I would tell them they are their own charity for a few years. Sock it away, so that when you are older you can give back.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm

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Sad and I doubt it,
You speak from a position of ignorance.....(how did you come about the $2M-$3M threshold - your home value x 2 bet the same time last year your threshold was $1M-$1.5M). Convenient.

Additionally, many companies have donation matching programs through their HR/Employee benefits programs to help ensure employees can give to vetted charities and have their dollars go further as well as several disaster relief funds that people gave to throughout the last two years. I'd bet overall giving is up.

Go do some additional homework before you start making unfounded claims.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:54 pm

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Here is one great source for learning about charities. Web Link

Here is a source indicating giving is up through June 2017: Web Link

Many of us donate/give in kind to classrooms or schools or booster clubs that might not register in those numbers. A plug here for the high school Civics teams for “We the People” that are trying to raise funds right now.


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