Below you will all of the non-profit organizations, volunteer- and giving opportunities mentioned in our November 2011 “Giving Back” Contra Costa Lawyer magazine – Happy Giving!
Amigos de las Americas
Amigos is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring young leaders. Amigos provides extensive training in leadership, health and safety and program planning before sending volunteers to communities throughout Latin America for a summer of community engagement.
For more information, visit www.amigoslink.org.
To learn more about the local Amigos de las Americas chapter, the East Bay Amigos, please visit: www.eastbayamigos.org
The Bar Fund
The Bar Fund provides grants to organizations that are aligned with the Bar Fund’s goals to promote and support Pro Bono legal advice, counsel and representation to the County’s poor and needy; maintain equal access to justice; support and improve administration of justice; contribute to wider understanding of the law and legal reform; preserve American heritage of rule by law; encourage elevated standards of legal education and performance.
Visit www.cccba.org/attorney/donate/index.php to learn more about the BAr Fund and its grantees.
The Bay Area Crisis Nursery
The Bay Area Crisis Nursery asks for donations of new toys to give to the families that have used their services over the year. For some of these kids, these are the only presents they will receive.
Check out BACN’s holiday wish list at www.bacn.info/documents/PDF/Holiday-WishList2011.pdf
To learn more about the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, please visit http://www.bacn.info/
CASA – Court-Appointed Special Advocates
CASA’s mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers who advocate for the most vulnerable children who are victims of abuse or neglect.
If you are interested in learning more about the CASA program please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Gina Turturici at: email@example.com or (925) 256-7284 ext 7
To learn more about CASA of Contra Costa County, please visit: http://www.cccocasa.org/
Conference of California Bar
The CCBA serves justice in California by bringing together attorney volunteers from across the State representing diverse backgrounds, experience, and expertise to seek, debate, and promote creative, non-partisan solutions to law-related issues for the benefit of Californians.
For more information about CCBA, please visit: www.calconference.org
CCCBA Free Legal Workshops
Find out more about free legal workshops by visiting http://www.cccba.org/attorney/build-your-practice/pro-bono.php
For information about volunteering for a free legal workshop, please contact Theresa Hurley, Education and Programs Coordinator at (925) 370-2548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other volunteer opportunities through the CCCBA include speaking to students about the law, being a court tour docent, helping out at a high school law academy, volunteering for Mock Trial (coming up in February and March!) and more – get involved by using your hard-earned attorney skills. Visit http://www.cccba.org/attorney/build-your-practice/volunteer.php to learn more.
Juvenile Hall Auxiliary
Juvenile Hall Auxiliary has a variety of ways to get involved. You can buy Christmas cards made by the kids, or for something more hands on, host a holiday party on one of the units and spend time decorating cookies or gingerbread houses with the residents. Volunteers are also needed to sing holiday songs and pass out presents on Christmas day.
For more information, please visit http://www.reachingouryouth.org/
To see a wish-list, please visit www.reachingouryouth.org/uploads/4/6/2/4/4624086/wish_list.pdf
Richmond/ El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Program
In West County, the Richmond/El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Program has a yearly holiday event that serves over 1700 West County families. They give out food and presents, including over 200 bicycles. Donations can be sent to Richmond/ El Cerrito Fire & Policy Holiday Program, 3020 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
For more information or to donate online, please visit http://www.firefighterstoyprogram.org/main.html
The Salvation Army
Please visit: www.salarmyantioch.org to sponsor a Red Kettle.
To make online donations, click on: Make A Gift, then click on the Red Kettle. Some Bell Ringers now accept credit cards. You can donate clothing, furniture, electronics and small appliances by either taking the goods to Salvation sites or call to arrange pick-up.
For more information about how you can help with this exceptional organization you can contact Major Jackie at: 925.525.0324.
The Salvation Army is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
SHELTER, Inc. of Contra Costa County
SHELTER, Inc. holds an annual holiday Adopt-A-Family Program, but the harder families to match are the ones with teenagers. SHELTER, Inc. is asking the community to bring the holidays to these families by creating a gift drive with teenagers in mind. Learn more about SHELTER, Inc. at http://shelterincofcccorg.presencehost.net/
If you are interested in donating, please contact Theresita Gonzalez at email@example.com or 925-957-7561. In preparation to distribute the donations timely, we are asking donations be dropped off by Wednesday, December 14 at SHELTER, Inc.’s main office, located at 1815 Arnold Drive, Martinez, California 94553.
Team in Training
Team in Training trains endurance athletes who raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
For more information about Team in Training and LLS, please visit: www.teamintraining.org
The Volunteer Center of the East Bay
For volunteer opportunities during the holiday season, please visit: http://www.volunteereastbay.org/volunteers-opportunities/holiday-programs./
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