SVGives Completion Report (May 2014)

Together we reached our goal of $15,000 for the first ever SVGives online day of giving! This was an exciting event and a learning experience for everyone involved. Thank you for climbing the learning curve with us.An amazing 85 donors generously gave a total of $13,453 to Coastside Hope during the Silicon Valley Gives campaign. Your donations qualified us for the very generous $2,000 in matching grants from TuneIn and General Catalyst Partners – so the total raised yesterday was $15,453!


We placed 19th in a field of 406 small non-profits as measured by number of donors – thank you! We placed 108th of 674 non-profits as measured by total donations – thank you!

Thanks to your support we are here to help neighbors like Jim:
Recently one of our case managers took a call from a good Samaritan who was concerned about the well-being of an acquaintance. “Jim” is a disabled senior who lives alone on a fixed income. His limited mobility and diabetic restrictions led him to self-isolate from the community.
When our case manager called Jim she found that Jim was happy to hear from her, as he knew of Coastside Hope from a previous outreach event. She discussed his needs and asked permission to meet with him and to contact other agencies on his behalf.We immediately enrolled Jim in our weekly Senior Brown Bag fresh produce service. Within a week, Senior Coastsiders began delivering meals-on-wheels and working directly with Jim to provide other services. We connected Jim to a Public Health Nurse for an in-home health assessment, and to Redi-Coast to give him needed mobility.

Jim gratefully told our case manager:
“I can’t believe that a stranger would just call me out of the blue and put my world upside down—for the better! You have done in a couple days what I couldn’t do in years! Thank you so much for your help!”

Without you, we wouldn’t be here to help neighbors like Jim.

Thank You For Your Support!

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