A few of the BenitoLink team members gather in downtown Hollister for a photo. Left to right: Leslie David, Carmel de Bertaut, Laura Romero, Nicholas Preciado, John Chadwell, Becky Bonner and Noe Magaña. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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BenitoLink acknowledged as local news leader

Article highlights Executive Director Leslie David along with 13 other individuals and news outlets as 'shining examples to the field.'

Government / Politics

Election Forum set for Jan. 30

Save the Date! BenitoLink will pair-up once again with San Benito County Farm Bureau to provide free community election forums at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister.

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Residents support their local news

Individual donations of $1,000 or less will be matched up to a total of $35,000 until midnight Dec. 31 during our annual fundraiser known as Pledge of Champions!

Photo provided by Community Foundation.

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Holte Holiday Dinners bring joy

What started as a simple, gracious idea has turned into an annual event that has touched many lives. The Community Foundation is proud to give a grant to Holte Holiday Dinners and to play a part in their amazing work.

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Pledge of Champions 2019 continues

Readers play an important role in the health of their own community news. Their support helps us continue reporting on local government, education, transportation, housing, and other important topics.

Photos provided by Rotary Club of Hollister.

Sports & Recreation

Mission 10 Race returns in early 2020

37th annual event kicks off Jan. 25.

A few of the BenitoLink team members gather in downtown Hollister for a photo. Left to right: Leslie David, Carmel de Bertaut, Laura Romero, Nicholas Preciado, John Chadwell, Becky Bonner and Noe Magaña. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News

Putting “Giving News Day” on the Calendar

This annual event, set for Dec. 3, focuses on positive community change and has expanded internationally.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving with United Way

Campaign will start Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 12.

Events

CattleWomen Paint & Play

“This really isn’t really a fundraiser. It’s just a fun night,” said San Benito County CattleWoman, Cheri Holliday, who provided photos and information afterwards. Despite being planned more as a social occasion, it brought in funds due to high attendance. The Nov. 20  paint party at Paines Restaurant had over 50 CattleWomen members and their

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

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12 Days of Giving turns into 365 days at Sun Street Centers

Fundraiser is a collaboration of five nonprofit agencies providing “safety net” services critical to all San Benito residents.

Grantee Vicki Rashkin used Arts Express! funding to purchase xylophones for a music program at Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Events

San Benito County Arts Council relaunches the Art of Giving for #GivingTuesday

The Arts Council is raising funds to increase arts engagement and accessibility in San Benito County.

Gavilan students Cristal Nunez Sedano, Stephanie Perez and Sara Bowman raising funds for the Community FoodBank outside the Briggs Building in Hollister. Photos provided by Shaina Garcia.

Education / Schools

Gavilan students raise money for Community FoodBank

Proceeds from the campaign are donated to the food bank in order to stock up on bulk items.

Hollister High School Key Club and Santa visit Emmaus House in 2018. Photo provided by Emmaus House.

Nonprofits

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.

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

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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.

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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.