Nonprofits

November Pledge of Champions supporters making impact

BenitoLink readers have donated $10,535 in support of local nonprofit news.

Students in the Excel Beyond the Bell program. Photo courtesy of YMCA.

Nonprofits

Local nonprofits receive $631K in COVID-19 relief grants

35 organizations get additional help to cover pandemic-related shortages.

Behind the scenes photo of a video shoot for 12 Days of Giving, featuring Esther Curtice (CASA), Patrice Kuerschner (Emmaus House), Patrick Ellis (Chamberlain's Youth Services), Nancy Frusetta (FoodBank) and Anna Foglia (Sun Street Centers). Photo courtesy of Lori Arnold.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving benefits local nonprofits

Campaign kicks off Dec. 1 and will help raise funds to support CASA of San Benito, Chamberlain's Youth Services, Community FoodBank, Emmaus House and Sun Street Centers.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Food / Dining

SBC Arts Council to host pick-up benefit dinner

Farm-to-your-table event will consist of food prepared by local chef Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Cafe.

Victor Gomez. File photo.

News Release

Victor Gomez named as Executive Director for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

The Pinnacle Strategy president joins a group of concerned citizens and businesses fighting against lawsuit abuse in California.

Pet Friends board members and volunteers at Be True Cafe: Kristen Wynn, Linda Hilden, PJ Arata, Alexis Winder, and Barb Ament. The organization is participating in the San Benito Gives online auction alongside 40+ nonprofits. Photo courtesy of Pet Friends.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits band together for online auction

San Benito Gives fundraiser shifts gears during the pandemic.

Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBC Free Library sees increased usage despite pandemic

Annual report shows physical item checkouts, card holders and more are up compared to last year.

A pre-COVID food distribution. Photo courtesy of the Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

Community FoodBank overwhelmed by generosity

Large donation enables the local nonprofit to provide meals through the end of the year.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink is community news at its best

Pledge of Champions is a crucial part of the year for BenitoLink, when your donations set the path for our 2021 news-gathering.

Anderson Homes supports 3rd Annual event for local nonprofits. Photo Courtesy of Anderson Homes.

Nonprofits

Anderson Homes announces “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Five nonprofits eligible to receive funds from the program.

Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

Community FoodBank to receive 73,000 pounds of food

Largest donation in the organization's history.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Nonprofits

Friends of the SBC Free Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week with online auction

Bids accepted through Oct. 24, with proceeds used for library services and programs.

Linda Lampe at the counter of Worth Saving Mercantile and Thrift Store. Photo courtesy of Linda Lampe.

Business / Economy

Secondhand stores struggle to stay in business

Three managers speak about having to close their doors and the challenges of reopening.

Photo by Laura Romero.

Nonprofits

Youth Alliance sets 100-day goal to fight homelessness

Avenida program brings housing assistance and job skills training.

Sophia Rossi. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Hope Harvest Festival holds drive-thru pumpkin patch in Hollister

Pumpkins go missing after being left out overnight.