In recent months, NorCal Student Corps chapters have raised a combined $1500 for three different organizations, each of which has a unique and invaluable effect on the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization dedicated to empowering youth to achieve their full potential through one-to-one mentorships. Student Corps has a long-running partnership with this organization, which includes annual donations to its Bay Area branch, and members once again came through with a five-hundred-dollar donation. This donation goes towards furthering BBBSBA’s mentorship programs.
Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful’s mission is evident in its name. Through numerous cleanups every year, the organization removes tons of trash from the Coyote Creek ecosystem. Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful was also a recipient of a five-hundred-dollar donation from Student Corps’ Fremont chapter, which directly contributed to equipment upgrades and other operational and logistical enhancements.
Finally, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano received five hundred dollars from the Tri-Valley chapter, which was enough to fund one thousand nutritious meals. This donation came during a critical period, as the food bank has seen a 50% increase in demand during the pandemic and has even moved into a new, larger warehouse to upgauge its operations and better fulfill the needs of the community.