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November 20, 2012 > Help Bring Holiday Cheer to Seniors and Families

Help Bring Holiday Cheer to Seniors and Families

Submitted By City of Fremont Human Services

The Holiday Season is just around the corner, and with your support, the City of Fremont's Human Services Department is looking for donations, sponsors and volunteers to assist 50 needy families being served by the Family Resource Center and the Youth and Family Services Division and 150 older adults being served through the department's Senior Services Division.

As 2012 rolls to a close, it is a time to count our personal and family blessings, and to share with those in our community who may be isolated, alone or facing difficult economic times. A cash contribution, a gift card, food, a warm sweater or toys for the kids, can help bring a smile to the faces of many in our community. Be part of our 14th annual campaign and help us show Fremont is a "caring community."

Last year we raised $60,000 in cash and in-kind goods and services, this year we hope to do the same! We welcome your contributions, big or small. You can help make a difference! We will accept donations through Wednesday, December 12 by mail and electronically all year long. Please remember if your company provides a corporate match, you can help us reach our goal twice as fast.

* Make checks payable to the City of Fremont, or if you wish to be matched with a senior or family to help complete a holiday "wish list" contact Monica Dominguez listed below.

* Beginning December 15, you will also be able to make your pledge electronically, by accessing the City of Fremont website at www.fremont.gov/HSDonate.

* If you are a business, organization or city department and wish to provide a "group contribution" remember, an itemized list of contributors' names and amounts will allow us to provide each person with a letter for tax purposes.

Because families and seniors in our community have needs all year long, the Human Services Department has established the Urgent Need Fund which gives our social workers, nurses and counselors access to emergency funds for crisis situations which may arise unexpectedly. Contributions to this fund may be made during the holidays, or at any time during the year.

More information is available from Monica Dominguez (510) 574-2057.

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