Located in Downtown Hollister is Sun Street Centers Women's Residential and Perinatal Program. Photo provided by Sun Street Centers.
Located in Downtown Hollister is Sun Street Centers Women's Residential and Perinatal Program. Photo provided by Sun Street Centers.

This article was contributed by Sun Street Centers.

This steadfast partnership is now in its eighth year of working together to change local lives for the better. Through our collective effort, money raised through support and sponsorship allow for your donor dollars to be matched, that means doubling your investment into your community. Partnering organizations include CASA of San Benito County, Chamberlain’s Children Center, Community Food Bank, Emmaus House and Sun Street Centers.

Those dollars are such a gift to Sun Street Centers’ state-licensed recovery program located in downtown Hollister. This program provides a supportive environment for women and women with small children seeking a life free from the devastating effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Certified counselors and recovery participants incorporate the principles of Social Model recovery, which utilize a peer-oriented, mutual help system that views the participant as a student, not a patient. Residents attend 12-step meetings, get a sponsor and take personal responsibility for their own recovery. The lives and opportunities we are shaping in such a short amount of time speaks to the quality and continuity of care we provide here at Sun Street Centers.

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 12, the 12 Days of Giving turns into a community-wide nonprofit fundraising effort assisting residents during the holiday season and beyond. This is a perfect opportunity for our caring community to come together and help those in need. Collectively we can turn 12 Days of Giving into 365 days of giving. All contributions received from Dec.1 to Dec. 12 are matched by our gracious partners, sponsors and supporters who have made a commitment to our community to make a difference. You can help make that difference by donating to the 12 Days of Giving. Sun Street Centers thanks you in advance for your time and consideration regarding this community wide campaign.

Please Note: In order for all donations to be matched, checks must be made between Dec. 1-12 and must be dated between Dec. 1-12 and “12 Days” written in the check memo. Please mail your donation to Sun Street Centers, 11 Peach Drive, Salinas, CA.

You may also donate online between Dec. 1-12 at https://sunstreetcenters.org.

If you would like to donate to the other four participating agencies, please visit the 12 Days of Giving Facebook page or their individual websites.

*Matching funds for the 12 Days of Giving are made possible through our generous Partners: United Way of San Benito County and Taylor Farms; Sponsors: Anderson Homes, Brent Redmond Transportation, Community Foundation for San Benito County, EdenHousing, Graniterock, Hollister Pediatrics, K&S Properties, Recology, Teknova, True Leaf Farms, Women’s Club of Hollister, Hollister Super; and Supporters: American Casting, Central Ag Supply, Corbin, Edward Jones/Alexis Winder, Greenwood Chevrolet, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Sheet Metal Systems, Ustor Self-Storage Salinas, Intero/Valerie Smith, J. Bunker Transportation and State Farm/Tracy Chappell.