Giving Hope

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Help Make 2020 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 three ways you can help

Sponsor a family by fulfilling a gift card wish list. By giving gift cards, you empower the recipient to determine the best way to use them, giving them control when they may they have none. You can request to sponsor a wish list for an individual, a senior, or a family or individual, senior or family with pet companions.

Spend over $100 on your sponsorship and we’ll match up to $250 to make a greater impact.

Click here  to email Jane or call her at 510-574-2026 and request more information on sponsoring a wish list for an individual, family, or an individual or family with a pet companion.

Click here to email Monica and inquire about sponsoring a senior or a senior with a pet companion.

Donate gift cards. Donated gift cards will be combined to support wish lists that don’t have sponsors or 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. This helps us prevent spam and fraudulent use of forms. 

Or send a check to Human Services Department, City of Fremont, P.O. Box 5006, Fremont, CA 94537-5006

If you are interested in making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund or through a Direct IRA rollover, contact Paula Manczuk-Hannay at

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