Wish Book 2016


To fulfill a wish: 

Please check all the wishes you'd like to help, and then fill in amount. When you are finished please click the "Donate" button at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your support! 

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For the Wish Book general fund, to be applied to all wishes in the series.

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Donations of as little as $1.50 a day ($$30/month) can cover the cost of a healthy lunch for a student at AchieveKids.

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Donations will help the Alzheimer's Activity Center and Rosa Elena Childcare Center improve programs with two or three new computers ($5,000); games and equipment ($1,000); a garden kit ($300); puzzles and books ($2,000); bringing in musicians ($1,000); and for an audio center to record books on tape ($2,000).

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Donations will help expand Bill Wilson Center’s Family Advocacy Services program. A donation of $65 pays for laundry supplies, and $100 provides groceries for a family. Services for a family for a year are about $1,800.

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Donations will help the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula build its College Bound program. It costs $450 for one child to go through the program; any additional donations received will help pay for weeklong college tours, which are about $286 for each student.

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Help 40 low-income children ages 6-12 attend Camp Superstuff, an asthma-education summer camp from Breathe California of the Bay Area. Each $250 donation covers a scholarship for one child to go to camp ($140 to attend, $25 for snacks and lunches; $25 for camp supplies, and $60 for field trips.) 

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Donations will help Cancer CAREpoint provide non-medical help to cancer patients like Beni Rodriguez at no cost. Counseling and guided imagery sessions are $150-$200; nutrition counseling is $100; massage for pain is $75-$125; each wig costs about $300; $50 would help pay for food or gas for patients.

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Donations will help buy foster kid Jena Knight a reliable car. Donations also will help Child Advocates of Silicon Valley recruit advocates for other foster kids.

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Donations will help the College of Adaptive Arts raise $3,500 to pay for rental space, advertising and marketing, and a pre-event reception for the conservatory’s first School of Communications Showcase Night in February 2017.

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Donations would would help Destination: Home, a program of The Health Trust, provide furniture and other move-in essentials for veteran Nicolas Jaramillo and others like him, and to buy him a small used truck to continue his work helping others. Any extra funds would go towards a laptop for Nicolas for college.

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Donations will go towards buying an $8,500 Strike Force wheelchair for Mariah Serratos so she can play soccer, and $2,000 for a small trailer to tow it behind the family's car.

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Donations will help provide books, book bags and training materials for Grail Family Services’ Raising A Reader program. Each $50 is enough to provide materials and training for one family for the 18-month program, which serves 218 families.

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Donations will help raise $4,500 to buy a reliable used car for Monica Halloran, a laptop she and her daughter will share for work and school projects, and new clothing.

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Donations will help the Homeless Garden Project provide wages to its trainees, allowing them to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and transportation as they learn job skills and embark on their journey out of homelessness. $65 covers a trainee's wages for a 5-hour day plus lunch. $130 covers two days of a trainee's wage and lunch. $260 covers wages for a 20-hour week plus a meal a day. 

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Donations will help renovate Hope’s Corner’s kitchen. Items needed include door hardware ($25 each); a hand sink ($100); a stainless steel work table and wire shelving ($300 each); a coffee brewer ($700); a stainless steel 3-compartment sink ($2,500); a reach-in freezer ($2,800); a water heater ($5,500); a convection oven and commercial dishwasher ($6,000 each); and a stove hood with Ansul system ($20,000).

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Each donation of $10 will provide one senior with a free Christmas dinner and dance celebration at the Roosevelt Community Center. Organizers expect to host about 800 people.

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Donations will stock the Treasure Chest at Sunday Friends. A $50 donation provides such items as laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet paper for a family. A $100 donation provides diapers, baby wipes and shampoo for an infant. A $250 donation provides the ingredients for lunch 300 family members.

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Donations help provide food, clothing, shelter and more for low-income families and seniors in Sunnyvale and Alviso, and veterans across Santa Clara County. $24 provides shoes for a child; $100 gives shelter to a senior citizen or family; $250 buys bedding, towels and appliances for a new apartment; $500 pay bills for people in crisis.

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Donations will help Valley Churches United provide emergency assistance for people like Donnice Ouimette. $25 provides a family ingredients for a holiday meal; $40 fills a backpack with school supplies and a new pair of shoes; $48 pays for a monthly youth bus pass; $100 helps with a PG&E bill; $150 provides a family or senior with firewood.

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Donations will allow Via Services to purchase carnival equipment to help adults and children with particular disabilities deal with sensory and personal space issues. Items include cotton candy and snow cone machines ($500 each), a popcorn popper ($750); prize wheels ($450 each); carnival games (between $350 and $750 each); and a bounce house ($1,850).

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Donations will help the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired purchase 10 Victor Reader Streams, which are handheld audio book readers, music players, and digital audio recorders. Each reader costs $395. Donations will also help provide two hours of training for 10 people ($85 for 20 hours).

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Donations will go towards funding $2,500 for a tutor for three months to help burn victim Julio Castaneda catch up with classwork. Extra funds will go toward extending tutoring time, and a laptop and wireless internet connection to improve his and his sister's ability to complete homework.

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Donations will help Women's Gathering Place in San Jose provide emergency backpacks ($60 each); set up a $6,000 emergency fund for motel stays, utility or phone bills, bus or railroad passes, medical co-pays or rent deposits; and set up a $6,000 computer lab with computers and supplies to help women find work.