Giving back this holiday | News

As the holiday season dawns, it’s also a time to remember that not everyone can enjoy holiday gift giving on their own, even in an affluent area like Tri-Valley.

This is where many local non-profit organizations step in, to help provide more joy to those in need during the holidays

The Weekly reached out to nonprofit Tri-Valley this month, many of which have provided wish lists for those residents they wish to include in gift giving. So the next time you shop at your favorite retailer, grocery store, or small business here in Pleasanton or the larger Tri-Valley, also consider making a purchase to help these nonprofits during the holidays.

CityServe in Tri-Valley values ​​communication, coordination and care for Tri-Valley residents at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness up to stability.

The nonprofit is doing its best to bridge the gap to provide critical care coordination, street communication, and volunteer services in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. It exists to mobilize mercy through practical mercy.

Wish List

1. 4 laptops for training program

2. 4 large computer monitors

3. 2 desktop computers for the new Pleasanton office

4. 2 printers (small, all-in-one) for new branch offices

5. 4 staplers

6. 4 folders

7. Keurig Staff Lounge

8. Gift cards to buy supplies: ACE Hardware, Costco, Gas Gift Cards, Home Depot, JoAnn Craft Store, Office Max, Pet Food Express, Safeway or other groceries

9. Volunteers, specifically to help with IT in their office.

How to donate

Items can be delivered at one of its facilities in Pleasanton by arrangement during open hours from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. email [email protected] To arrange a departure time or for more information.

The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council has provided leadership, support, and advocacy for the arts in the Pleasanton Schools and the community that reflects cultural diversity for more than 42 years as a nonprofit. They work collaboratively with others to bring new public art and art-related activities to their community.

Wish List

1. Donate accessible storage facilities from a local company. With no permanent office or location, they rented the space for $126 per month.

2. Cash donations for prizes for high school students who participated in the Spring 2022 Youth Excellence in the Arts (YEA) competition.

3. $400 to renew their website host and domain names for the next 3 years.

4. QuickBooks that costs them $960 a year.

5. Special artistic light to illuminate the glass window of Pleasanton Hotel.

How to donate

For information, to donate or to become a member, visit or email [email protected]

The Pleasanton Museum in Maine enriches community life through education and preservation. As a cultural resource, the museum tells the stories that shaped the local community through collections, research, exhibitions, and programs.

Wish List

1. Gift cards for operations and software supplies: ACE Hardware, Amazon, Costco, JoAnn Fabrics, Michael’s, Office Max, Safeway, Towne Center Books

2. MacBook Pro laptop for shows and programs in museums

3. iPad for museum software

4. Pop up tents

5. Plastic folding tables: 4 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet

6. Craft supplies: washable Crayola marker pens, Crayola crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

7. Volunteers

How to donate

Items can be delivered at the Museum, 603 Main St. In Pleasanton, during business hours 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call 925-462-2766, or [email protected]

Tri-Valley REACH creates inclusive communities and independent living for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs through high-quality, affordable housing in Tri-Valley.

Wish List

1. Gift Cards: Lowe’s, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Safeway, Raley’s, Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Trader Joe’s

2. Professional Services: Landscaping, Irrigation, Painting, Home Repair

How to donate

Items may be mailed to: Tri-Valley REACH, PO Box 5564, Pleasanton, CA 94566. For Professional Services, email [email protected]

The Tri-Valley Seniors Support Program is a nonprofit organization that serves people age 60 or older. Their mission is to provide services and assistance to improve the quality of life and keep older adults independent, safe and healthy.

Wish List

1. Donations to the Agency

2. Gift cards for VIP customers (Safeway, Walmart, Raley’s, Target, etc.)

3. Volunteers to help call the isolated elderly

4. Volunteers to drive the elderly to their medical appointments

5. Gift cards for nonprofits to purchase supplies: ACE Hardware, Costco, Gas Gift Cards, JoAnn Craft Store, Office Max

How to donate

Items can be delivered at their offices located at Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. in Pleasanton. For information, call Sender Amin at 925-931-5378 or [email protected]

Since 1984, Shepherd’s Gate has been offering a faith-based, long-term recovery program for women and children, transforming their lives from homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence. Since then, more than 13,000 women and children have been served between the Livermore and Brentwood campuses. The program is free and helps single women, the elderly, mothers and pregnant women. It is one of the few programs that helps older children up to the age of 18.

Wish List

1. Participate in Shepherd’s “Holiday Gift Program”, which should include gifts, magazines, activities, etc.

2. Breakfast items like cereal and flavored oatmeal

3. Snacks

4. Fruit cups or canned fruits

5. Toilet paper

6. Paper towels

7. Garbage bags 13 and 33 gallons

8. Cleaning supplies such as Windex, Bain Sole, Disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes

9. Laundry soap

10. Baby wipes

How to donate

Items can be delivered at Shepherd’s Gate Livmore Campus at 1660 Portola Ave.. For information, visit

Sunflower Hill is a non-profit Tri-Valley organization whose mission is to create places and spaces in which adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, work, learn, and thrive in the larger community. The organization participates in the development of residential residential communities and creates attractive programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Wish List

1. Houseables Dry Easel Whiteboard (2 wanted at Sunflower Hill Gardens)

2. Utility cart (1 required at Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch)

3. Floor Cushions (any color; to be used in programs at Irby Ranch)

4. Garden Gloves (latex free, all sizes and fabrics welcome)

5. Gift cards to local grocers for cooking class supplies (any category)

6. Delivery of 8 cubic yards of Vision Recycling OMRI Compost (contact nonprofit for details)

7. Gift Cards to Alden Lane Nursery (any category)

8. Home Depot Gift Cards (Any Denomination)

9. New board games, such as UNO, Connect Four, etc.

10. Ink (alcoholic for garden art projects)

How to donate

Items may be delivered at our administrative office located at 3278 Constitution Drive, Building 16, Livermore, CA 94551 Tuesdays 1-4 p.m. or Wednesdays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information, call 800-800-1042. And [email protected] or

The Humane Valley Society creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. They rescue and rehabilitate companion animals and advocate responsible care. Programs like AniMeals, the pet food pantry allow low-income pet guardians, and work throughout the community through the Canine Comfort Pet Therapy Program to work with more than 450 active volunteers.

Wish List

1. Diamond Naturals Dry Cat Food and Diamond Naturals Canned Cat Food

2. Jars of baby food (chicken, turkey, beef – without vegetables)

3. Gas station gift cards (especially ARCO)

How to donate

Items may be delivered at their adoption center, 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton, during lobby hours 12-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For information, call 925-426-8656, visit or email [email protected]

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