Welcome to Share the Spirit
On November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving Day, the East Bay Times launched its annual edition of Share the Spirit, one of the most meaningful endeavors we undertake each year. This holiday campaign is our way of giving back to the community by shining a light on its most vulnerable residents — and showing how we all can help.
Since 1989, Share the Spirit has raised more than $5 million and made an estimated 700 grants to help as provide relief to over 800,000 people living in the East Bay. With your help, we work in a unique partnership with nonprofit organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, with 40 receiving assistance in 2022. The organizations contribute their expertise to individuals mired in the toughest of situations, whether it’s offering a hot meal, warm winter clothing, or the support needed to escape being unsheltered. Our stories about their efforts illustrate your donations at work, so you can feel confident you are helping the families and communities we serve.
Next year will be the 35th year of Share the Spirit reaching our neighbors in need.
We invite you to read 2023 Share the Spirit stories that will be published in print and digital editions of the East Bay Times throughout the holidays. You can also stay updated on the 2023 Share the Spirit initiative by visiting eastbaytimes.com or sharethespiriteastbay.org.
To make a secure and tax deductible donation, please click here. Additionally, checks can be made out to Share the Spirit Fund and mailed to Share the Spirit, P.O. Box 2127, Dublin, CA 94568. If you need additional information, or assistance with gifts from an IRA, DAF, or stock, please feel free to contact the program at 925.655.8355 or email Dee Dee Robillard at [email protected].
Your generous support will help make the East Bay community an even better place to live. By working closely together, we can make the holidays brighter for thousands of our neighbors, one gift at a time.
Share the Spirit Board of Directors
Congratulations to the 2023 Share the Spirit grantees!
Bay Area Rescue Mission
BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Child Abuse Prevention Council
First Place for Youth
Front Porch Communities Foundation
Girls on the Run Bay Area
Horizon Services, Inc.
Lions Center for the Visually Impaired
LITA of Contra Costa
Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
Paws In Need
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Rubicon Programs Inc
The Berkeley Baby Book Project (BBBP)
The Network of Care