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GivingView – For the Holidays

Giving for the Holiday
There is always time and there is always something extra we can do for those in need. It really doesn’t matter how or why, but we need to give when we can and this season when it is cold and people are hungry, we can do just a bit more. Here are some ways you can help out.

Ring the Bell
The Salvation Army needs you. What I like about the Salvation Army is that over 85% of all funds donated go directly to programs that help people directly. This is a really high percentage and you know your donations are being cared for. If you have even two hours to spare, you can ring the bell to collect donations at a place that works for you, your family and friends if you want to do it as a group. Sign up here at

The Giving Tree has made such a big difference in so many lives. This year the Modesto Soroptimists and Modesto Sunrise Roatary are teaming up to make this better than ever. Located on the 2nd floor of Vintage Faire, right above Santa’s Workshop, you can stop by the tree, pick the tag of a family or person that is in need and you can sponsor that gift. They will take care of the rest, getting it wrapped and delivered to those who signed up. You can also volunteer to work this project if you are able to. Stop by and sponsor a gift from noon-8 pm daily until December 18th

If you have extra toys or coats, you can give where it is needed most.
12/07 KAT Country Cares featuring Dylan Scott at Greens on Tenth
12/08 Santa vs. Grinch Toy for Tots Fun Day Toy Drive at Extreme Paintball Park
12/13 4th Annual TrailerHead Toy Drive at The Other Place
12/14 Stuff the Bus Wal*Mart, Manteca
12/14 Canned food drive – Spirit of Giving Run – 10th St Plaza
1221 8th Annual Do Something Toy Drive at the Running Iron
The Salvation Army Berberian Center needs Personal care items
You can help the Modesto Gospel Mission here:
Coats and jackets to Interfaith Ministry – 120 Kerr Ave. Modesto

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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.