Riana Gutierrez, San Benito LULAC's 2019 Philanthropy Day honoree. Photo provided by San Benito LULAC.

Nonprofits

LULAC Youth Mentor to be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day

Among the honorees is Riana Gutierrez, born in Hollister and 2016 graduate of San Benito High School. She is currently in college where she hopes to receive a degree in Nursing and Chicano(a) Studies. 

Volunteers from Wells Fargo arrive at Community FoodBank to build student snack bags. Photos provided by Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving: Community FoodBank rallies with neighbors to provide food year-round

FoodBank is collaborating with fellow nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and funds about needs that go unmet right here in our county.

Anderson Homes team members stand in front of a Santana Ranch home. L to R: Alisa Collins, James Anderson, Michael Anderson and Tami Selski. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Second year for Anderson Homes’ “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Regional builder commits to supporting local nonprofits.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

211 directs county residents to services

Offered through United Way, callers get information on housing, jobs, veterans’ assistance, disaster alerts and more.

Chamberlain's kids enjoying the San Benito County Fair. Photos provided by Chamberlain's.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving donations support Chamberlain’s kids

For 54 years, Chamberlain’s staff has cared for and taught some of the most vulnerable children in the state.

Pledge of Champions 2019 graphic designed by BenitoLink intern Alex Esquivel.

Nonprofits

Support local news through Pledge of Champions

Here it comes! BenitoLink's major annual fundraiser starts Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 31.

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Photo provided by CASA.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving campaign enables CASA to support foster children

Annual holiday campaign fosters a spirit of giving.

News

Results of the 2019 San Benito County Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser

$127,223 raised locally to fight cancer.

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“We try to help the poor in our community, so we ask for donations and then we recycle those donations,” said Sacred Heart Store Manager Marcella Harris. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Nonprofits

Hollister thrift store provides food and clothing to in-need residents

Sacred Heart helps unemployed and homeless in the county.

Aztec dancers lead a peace march to the LULAC Health Fair on Sept. 14. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

LULAC peace march leads to health fair

Adults and youth stand in solidarity with immigrants.

Monica and Raymond Rodriguez will be honored as the 2019 YA Change Makers. Photo provided.

Events

Youth Alliance to host Change Makers

Three community leaders to be honored.

Frank Gookin stands next to his 1945 Dodge Power Wagon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

For competitors, Pullin’ for a Cure means more than points

Sixth annual truck-pulling event raises funds for cancer research.

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.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Pet Friends and Rescue

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

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

Nonprofits

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.

Nonprofits

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.