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NonProfit View – Local Charities Need You!

NonProfit View

Friends, our non-profits need us all now. The pandemic has affected every single fundraiser that I know about. Here’s the deal, the events have been cancelled, but the need for funds for those in need has never been greater. Just think about it, if domestic violence is bar in good times, just thing how it is when we are all at home. If those in poverty were in need before, it is worse now. Winter is coming, the holidays are coming and we need to be looking out for those that are in a bad way. Here are a couple of ways you can really make a difference.

Power of the Purse
The United Way does so many great things for those in need. Normally, they would pack the Gallo Center and raise funds with the Bow Tie Guys, me included, selling raffle tickets and people bid on purses to raise funds. This is going virtual this year and please take some time to bid on these items and even purchase raffle tickets on line. There will be a drive through raffle tix sale November 2, get your raffle tix by the 4th and then register for the big event on the 6th at

Virtual Kettle Kick Off
The Salvation Army Kettle Kick off has been a tradition for years. It is a giant event, filled with people with dollar bills drifting down from the ceiling as local leaders collect cash and checks. Needless to say, this will not be happening this year, instead there will be a tasty Thanksgiving Drive through.

On Thursday, November 19th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. you will drive-thru our shelter campus located at 320 9th Street in Modesto and drop off your donations. At the same time, you’ll also pick-up
your previously reserved, boxed lunches. You will be able to designate your donation to a specific team or choose to just put it in the KKO kettle. At 12:30 p.m. you will log into our Facebook page “The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Center” and virtually participate in a short program as well as see the results of the fundraising. Please call Debra Hernandez at The Salvation Army office at 209-
522-3209 or e-mail<> by November 12th and let us know how many lunches you would like to reserve. For more info

Community Hospice Tree Lighting
Another great charitable event is the Community Hospice Fantasy of Trees, which will take place this year between November 4th to the 29th. Stroll through McHenry Village to see all the beautifully decorated designer wreaths and trees on display in the windows of participating merchants. All the trees and wreaths will be auctioned off online this year through<> until November 29th. All proceeds go to benefit Community Hospice Pediatric Care Programs. For more information or sponsorship opportunities<> or call 209-578-6370.



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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.