Share the Spirit 2020 stories of help and hope.

 

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East Bay readers dug deep to donate record amount for those most in need

Amid the tragedies and hardships wrought by a worldwide pandemic in a tumultuous year, generous East Bay Times readers reached deep into ...
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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center helps people turn good ideas into thriving businesses

Savory aromas of ropa vieja – the “old clothes” of slow-cooked pulled stewed beef with bell peppers, garlic and onion — often ...
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Rainbow Center works to support LGBTQI+ community

Over his 23 years, Marsai Turbin hasn’t often enjoyed the smoothest of life paths. Nor has he had the best of luck ...
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East Bay nonprofit aims to support children, families in early education

When COVID-19 hit the Bay Area earlier this year, the staff at Brighter Beginnings transformed their organization into a sort of emergency ...
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ShowerHouse Ministries is there with soap, food and hope

A warm breeze wafts over the motley assortment of people and dogs trickling into the expansive clearing along the San Joaquin River. Some ...
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Davis Street provides food, holiday cheer for East Bay families

Things haven’t always been easy for Gina Harris and her son, Oliver. But, fortunately, they’ve had the Davis Street Community Center in ...
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