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ABC7 Giving Day: How to Help in Your Community


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – This holiday season is the time to give where you live. Join our donation day. Donate what you can and donate to your favorite local charities.

If you need some ideas, we’ve created a short list of approved local organizations that are making a big impact in helping build a better Bay Area. The list of community groups will be updated periodically.

DONATE WHERE YOU LIVE: Complete list of organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area to donate to

We have a full day of stories on ABC7 on Tuesday, November 30, which highlights some of the groups doing a great job in the area. Learn more about them below and you can watch them live at abc7news.com.

Northern California Start-ups

Junior Achievement of Northern California is a non-profit organization serving K-12 students across the Bay Area. The organization focuses on work preparation, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

ABC7 News anchor Jobina Fortson has been volunteering with JA since early 2020 and is now a member of the board. She chose JA Norcal as the charity of choice for Giving Tuesday.

Jobina joined JA’s efforts to make a virtual hub in March 2020. Prior to the pandemic, students had the opportunity to visit job sites, interact with corporate sponsors, and receive corporate mentors. like Google and the San Francisco Giants. The association created online internship opportunities and free virtual programming for teachers during the pandemic.

“What really sets us apart is the fact that it is provided through the assistance and help of role models who are corporate volunteers,” said Cristene Burr, President and CEO of JA NorCal. “They know where these students come from. We pair them up to be like the students they serve so that they have and can talk about the shared experiences the children are going through right now. Students must have hope and must know that a prosperous future awaits them. “

Everything JA offers is free. Learn more about the association here.

Mulatto meadows

Learn more about the organization here.

Marin Humane Society Pet Safety Net

Learn more about the organization here.

Contra Costa County CASA

Learn more about the organization here.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Learn more about the organization here.

Channel alliance

Learn more about the organization here.

Sonrise Equestrian Foundation

Learn more about the organization here.

Academy of street codes

Learn more about the organization here.

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If you would like to nominate a community group in your neighborhood that is doing a great job, please complete the form below.

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