Share the Spirit: For East Bay residents in need, donors make a difference

Former client and current volunteer stylist Vernon Robinson at Wardrobe for Opportunity, an Oakland-based nonprofit serving East Bay residents struggling to find work, poses for a photograph in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Since 1995, the nonprofit has been working with low-income clients to improve their interview skills and obtain business attire for job interviews. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

(photo by Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

WALNUT CREEK — The annual Share the Spirit campaign sponsored by Bay Area News Group and administered by the nonprofit Contra Costa Crisis Center brought in more than $208,000 this holiday season to benefit nonprofits throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

During the 2017 holiday season, the East Bay Times published stories about local nonprofits that received Share the Spirit grants and the East Bay residents they support. Overall, 42 nonprofits benefited from grants. The money raised this holiday season will fund grants this year to agencies in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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