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Fundraiser View The Holidays are fast approaching and Parent Resource Center is busy getting ready to make Christmas a lit bit merrier for the many families. Last Holiday Season, over 400 children ages newborn – 17 received a Holiday gift, and this year the center is looking at serving another 400-450 children. If you would like topurchase a gift for a child it would be very appreciated. You can drop yourunwrapped gift off at 811 5th street or 530 South Santa Cruz. At this time they are looking for gifts for children ages 3-17 and all gifts need to be delivered to one of the two offices before on November 26, 2012. For more informationplease contact me at (209) 549-8822

The Salvation Army is the organization that “Does the Most Good” during the holiday season. ModestoView is a huge supporter of the Salvation Army. Why? Over 85% of donated funds go directly the programs that serve the people in need. People that are hungry and cold can get a meal at Salvation Army. You can help jump start the giving season this year by donating to one of the many “bell ringers” for the 2012 Annual Kettle Kick Off. You can attend this even as well to really see the excitement of raising money for a great cause.

On Thanksgiving you can team up with Dan and Denise Costa and the Salvation Army for the Thanks for Giving lunch at Modesto Center Plaza. No one in Modesto should go without a Thanksgiving meal and thanks to the Costas for championing this event for so many years.

Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off Thursday, November 15th 11:30am – 1:30pm

Salvation Army ~ Happy Thanksgiving Lunch with Dan and Denise Costa Thursday, November 22nd 1:00pm – 3:00pm

See our story about Kenni and Lou Friedman on Page XX to learn more about how to get involved and some other giving options to help those that are in need and to support cultural and educational programs as well.

Check for the fundraisers and events in our region this season. If you haven’t sent your event info to us, please do today at and get on our calendar.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.