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Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Lisa Klein is making a difference for poor families in the Oakland, California region.  She collects gently used baby clothes then donates them to underprivileged newborns. Klein started the project two years ago.  After seeing the loss and devastation from Hurricane Katrina, she started Loved Twice Baby Clothing. She first started by cleaning out her own house of used, unneeded baby clothes.  Now she gets donations from four drop off locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since it’s creation,…

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Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Many of us get gift cards for birthdays and holidays. Sometimes it’s a store that we rarely visit. We use part of the balance, then have a small amount leftover. That card then sits on the dresser or in the junk drawer collecting dust. The April Showers homeless shelter in San Leandro, California can make good use of those gift cards with leftover balances. Cards that are donated are saved up, then either turned into cash (in California this allowed…

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22nd Annual AIDs Walk

22nd Annual AIDs Walk

San Francisco it’s 22nd Annual AIDs Walk today. In the crisp morning fog, thousands of people gathered to walk at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park. They then traversed a 6.2 mile course through the park and back to Sharon Meadows. The walk brings out all sorts of people, young and old. Dogs come with their owners as moral support. Walkers come individually or in teams. Some come in costume or carry signs. The pledged donations will be used locally….

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