Giving Hope

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Help Make 2020 (and 2021) Brighter for Those in Need 

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It Has Been a Difficult Year 

2020 has been devastating for many households, particularly those that have lost jobs or businesses and are barely keeping roofs over their heads, and for many older adults on fixed incomes who have become so socially isolated. To help ease some of the stress 2020 has brought to many, we ask you to partner with the Human Services Department to support to Fremont and Tri-City area families, individuals, seniors, and their beloved pet companions.  

Make a gift to Giving Hope this holiday season and help ease the burden of those in need. While this is the 21st year of Giving Hope, this will be the most urgent for participation.  We look forward to partnering with you during this unprecedented time.

 There are still two ways you can help

The deadline to sponsor a wish list has passed, but you can still participate. You can help us ensure that we continue meeting the urgent needs to individuals, seniors, and families after the holidays with your financial contribution or by donating gift cards. 

Donate gift cards. Donated gift cards not used to support wish lists that don’t have sponsors will be distributed equitably among those with urgent needs after the holidays.  

Click here for more information about the kind of gift cards our clients need most.

Make a financial contribution. Financial contributions build our urgent needs fund. Emergency expenses happen all year long. Your donation helps cover unforeseen expenses of those in need regardless of the season.  

Click here to make a donation through our secure website. In order to prevent spam and abuse of form submission, you will be asked to log in or create an account in order to make a donation. 

Or send a check to Human Services Department, City of Fremont, P.O. Box 5006, Fremont, CA 94537-5006, please note "Giving Hope" in the memo. 

If you are interested in making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund contact Paula Manczuk-Hannay at

When you make a contribution to Giving Hope 2020, you help individuals and families like these: