12 Days of Giving supports Emmaus House

Emmaus House is one of five local, essential needs nonprofits participating in the community-wide holiday giving campaign.

This article was contributed by Emmaus House.

Now in its eighth year, 12 Days of Giving is a community-wide, coordinated effort to support nonprofit organizations providing essential services to San Benito County residents. The 2019 12 Days of Giving campaign begins Dec. 1 and concludes at midnight on Dec. 12. Emmaus House is blessed to be one of the essential service nonprofit organizations chosen as a “matching funds” recipient. Together, CASA of San Benito CountyChamberlain’s Youth Services, Community FoodBank of San Benito County, Emmaus House, and Sun Street Centers collaborate in this local holiday tradition, and one that can leverage your gifts through matches provided by very generous sponsor organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Your contributions help to give our sheltered families much-needed daily necessities. However in addition to that, imagine being displaced from your home and wondering where you are going to get your children a holiday gift and holiday dinner? The 12 Days of Giving annual campaign is that answer. Your contributions give a mom and her children celebration, comfort, smiles and a sense of normalcy. Emmaus House’s Mission Statement reads: “Our mission is to provide a safe gateway for a woman’s journey.”  Here is a recent quote from a past client. “Emmaus House is PEACE. For the first time in years, I could let down my guard and feel safe. No more tip toeing around. No more fear. There was work to be done, but it was for a better life. Thank you Emmaus House.”

Your monetary donations have a wonderful opportunity to be matched! This is due to our generous partners and local sponsors.

Funds can be mailed and delivered to the Emmaus House office located at 829 San Benito Street Ste. 300, Hollister, CA 95023, as well as dropped off at the Community Foundation building. Please note ‘12 Days’ in the memo field to count for the matching funds campaign! Online donations can be accessed at

Matching funds for the 12 Days of Giving are made possible by our partners United Way of San Benito County and Taylor Farms.   Campaign sponsors: Anderson Homes, Brent Redmond Transportation, Community Foundation for SBC, Eden Housing, Hollister Pediatrics, Hollister Super, K&S Properties, Mission Ranches, Recology, Teknova, True Leaf Farms, and Women’s Club of Hollister. Campaign supporters: American Casting Company, Central Ag Supply, Corbin, Edward Jones, Greenwood Motors, Heritage Bank, Intero, J. Bunker Transportation, Sheet Metal Systems, State Farm Ustor Self-Storage. In-kind media support is provided by BenitoLink and Mission Village Voice.

Every contribution has great impact. Donations may be designated to one or more specific campaign agency, or to be shared across all five.