Nathan was one of Pet Friends' forever residents. He was with us until his death last year from kidney failure. Unfortunately, he never got his forever family. He represents what we do as a no-kill shelter: animals that we take in are cared for until they are adopted or reach the end of their life, due to illness or old age. Photos provided by Pet Friends.

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San Benito GIVES: Pet Friends and Rescue

No-kill shelter works to reduce number of homeless cats and dogs in San Benito County.

Operation Youth Power. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: Youth Alliance

YA provides after school programs, youth leadership development, school based counseling, teen parent advocacy, and works with local school systems to try to incorporate restorative justice in schools.

Mr. O playing music. Photo provided by David Huboi.

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San Benito GIVES: A letter to Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts

David Huboi writes about supporting a local music academy during the San Benito GIVES campaign.

Students participate in the San Benito County Arts Council's STEAM Art Camp at the ARTspace ANNEX in Hollister. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: San Benito County Arts Council

Raising funds to support Arts in Education program, which serves over 6,000 local students throughout the county.

Stuff the Bus. Photos provided by United Way.

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San Benito GIVES: United Way of San Benito County

Initiatives like Stuff the Bus and 2-1-1 work to create a good life for all residents.

The kids have many activities which help with social skills and more at Chamberlain's. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: Chamberlain’s Youth Services

This year's donations dedicated to completing bedroom makeovers.

The HDA puts on the annual Lights On Celebration Parade. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: Hollister Downtown Association

HDA works to preserve local history and charm, using economic development as its engine.

Keyboards were purchased so students can have music lessons. Photo provided by Jefferson Elementary School.

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San Benito GIVES: E Cubed Foundation

Nonprofit brings arts and science programs to local rural students.

Photo provided by Christina Soto.

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San Benito GIVES: Community Homeless Solutions

Seeking funds for reliable 12-passenger van.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

Photos provided by CASA.

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San Benito GIVES: CASA of San Benito County

Organization ensures foster children receive advocacy, support and resources.

Supervisor Jim Gillio, Sandie Weis, Lisa Sears, Melanie Scherer, Susan Hilden, Adrian Sanchez, Barbara Rubio, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, and Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. Photos by Karie Stephens.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mobile animal clinic snips 1,000th local pet

SNIP Bus returns to Hollister for low-cost spay and neuter options.

Photo courtesy of PIxabay.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Hollister Pregnancy Center

Medical clinic working on Parenting Center, which will provide parenting and prenatal education, one-on-one peer support and care groups.

Partnership for Children helps children like Ava get services they need. Photo provided

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San Benito GIVES: Partnership for Children

Working to increase access to medical care for children living with serious illnesses and support their families.

Women's Club of Hollister members. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: Women’s Club of Hollister

Club provides funds and resources to women and children.