Giving Back These Holidays | New

As the holiday season dawns, it is also a time to remember that not everyone can experience the pleasure of giving holiday gifts on their own, even in a well-off region like the Tri- Valley.

This is where many local nonprofits come in, to help bring a little more joy to those in need over the holidays.

The weekly reached out to nonprofits in Tri-Valley this month, and many have provided their wish lists to residents who wish to include them in their freebies. So the next time you’re shopping at your favorite retailer, grocery store, or small business here in Pleasanton or the greater Tri-Valley, consider making a purchase to help these nonprofits over the holidays as well.

CityServe of the Tri-Valley values ​​connecting, coordinating and supporting Tri-Valley residents at risk or homeless to achieve stability.

The non-profit organization is doing everything possible to close the gap to provide coordination of intensive care, outreach and volunteer services for Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. They exist to mobilize mercy through practical compassion.

Wish list

1.4 laptops for the internship program

2.4 large computer screens

3.2 desktops for the new Pleasanton office

4.2 printers (small, all-in-one) for new satellite offices

5.4 staplers

6.44 clipboards

7. Keurig for the employee lounge

8. Gift Cards to Purchase Supplies: ACE Hardware, Costco, Gasoline Gift Cards, Home Depot, JoAnn Craft Store, Office Max, Pet Food Express and Safeway or other grocery stores

9. Volunteers, specifically to help with IT support in their two offices.

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at any of their facilities in Pleasanton by appointment during business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. E-mail [email protected] to arrange the return time or for more information.

The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council has provided leadership, support and advocacy for the arts in Pleasanton schools and the culturally diverse community for over 42 years as a non-profit organization. They work collaboratively with others to bring new public art and art related activities to their community.

Wish list

1. Storage donation easily accessible by a local business. With no office or permanent location, they rent space for $ 126 per month.

2. Monetary donations to reward high school students who participate in the Spring 2022 Youth Excellence in Arts (YEA) competition.

3. $ 400 to renew their website host and domain names for the next three years.

4. QuickBooks software, which costs them $ 960 per year.

5. A special art light to illuminate the stained glass window of the Pleasanton Hotel.

How to make a donation

For more information, to donate or become a member, visit or send an email [email protected]

The Pleasanton’s Museum on Main enriches community life through education and preservation. As a cultural resource, the museum tells the stories that have shaped the local community through collections, research, exhibits and programs.

Wish list

1. Gift cards to purchase supplies for operations and programs: ACE Hardware, Amazon, Costco, JoAnn Fabrics, Michael’s, Office Max, Safeway and Towne Center Books

2. MacBook Pro laptop for museum presentations and programs

3.iPad for museum programs

4. Pop up tents

5. Plastic folding tables: 4 feet, 6 feet and 8 feet

6. Craft supplies: Crayola washable markers, Crayola pencils, glue, construction paper, etc.

7. Volunteers

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at the museum, 603 Main St. in Pleasanton, during business hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact 925-462-2766, or [email protected]

Tri-Valley REACH creates inclusive communities and independent lives for people with intellectual disabilities or other special needs through quality, affordable housing in Tri-Valley.

Wish list

1. Gift Cards: Lowe’s, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Safeway, Raley’s, Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Trader Joe’s

2. Professional services: Landscape, irrigation, painting, home repair

How to make a donation

Articles can be mailed to: Tri-Valley REACH, PO Box 5564, Pleasanton, CA 94566. For professional services, email [email protected]

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is a non-profit organization serving people aged 60 and over. Their mission is to provide services and support to improve the quality of life and keep older people independent, safe and healthy.

Wish list

1. Financial donations to the agency

2. Gift cards for senior customers (Safeway, Walmart, Raley’s, Target, etc.)

3. Volunteers to help call isolated seniors

4. Volunteers to drive the elderly to their medical appointments

5. Nonprofit Gift Cards to Purchase Supplies: ACE Hardware, Costco, Gasoline Gift Cards, JoAnn Craft Store, and Office Max

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at their offices, which are located at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. in Pleasanton. For more information, contact Mercel Amin at 925-931-5378 or [email protected]

Since 1984, Shepherd’s Gate has offered a long-term, faith-based recovery program for women and children who transform their lives from homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence. Since then, more than 13,000 women and children have been served between their campuses in Livermore and Brentwood. The program is free and helps single women, the elderly, mothers and pregnant women. It is one of the few programs that helps older children up to the age of 18.

Wish list

1. Participate in Shepherd’s “Holiday Gift Program”, which should cover freebies, newspapers, activities, etc.

2. Breakfasts such as cereal and flavored oatmeal

3. Snacks

4. Fruit cups or canned fruit

5. Toilet paper

6. Paper napkins

7. 13 and 33 gallon garbage bags

8. Cleaning products such as Windex, Pine-Sol, disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes

9. Laundry soap

10. Baby wipes

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at Shepherd’s Gate Livermore Campus at 1660 Portola Ave. For more information, visit

Sunflower Hill is a Tri-Valley nonprofit organization whose mission is to create places and spaces where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live, work, learn and thrive in the larger community. The organization co-develops residential housing communities and creates engaging programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Wish list

1. Houseables Dry Erase Easel Whiteboard (2 required for Sunflower Hill Gardens)

2. Utility Cart (1 needed at Sunflower Hill in Irby Ranch)

3. Floor cushions (any color, to be used for programs at Irby Ranch)

4. Garden gloves (latex free; all sizes and fabrics are welcome)

5. Gift cards to local grocery stores for cooking class supplies (any denomination)

6. Delivery of 8 cubic yards of OMRI Vision Recycling compost (call non-profit for details)

7. Alden Lane Nursery Gift Cards (any denomination)

8. Home Depot Gift Cards (any denomination)

9. New board games, such as Uno, Connect Four, etc.

10. Ink (alcohol based for art projects in the garden)

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at our administrative office located at 3278 Constitution Drive, Building 16, Livermore, CA 94551 Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Wednesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information contact 925-800-1042, [email protected] or

Valley Humane Society creates a better future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between humans and pets. They save and rehabilitate pets and defend responsible care. Programs like AniMeals, their pet pantry for low-income pet sitters, and work across the community with their Canine Comfort Pet Therapy program allow them to work with over 450 active volunteers.

Wish list

1. Diamond Naturals Dry Kitten Food and Diamond Naturals Canned Cat Food

2. Baby-only meat pots (chicken, turkey, beef – no vegetables)

3. Gas station gift cards (including ARCO)

How to make a donation

Items can be dropped off at their adoption center, 3670 Nevada St. in Pleasanton, during lobby hours from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 925-426-8656, visit or email [email protected]

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