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HOW IT WORKS

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Over the last 32 years, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has raised $130 million to help individuals and families in need. In 2017-2018 our fundraising campaign raised a record $9.6 million for housing assistance, critical family needs, and food banks.

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2018-2019 Fund Total

$9,205,219


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STORIES

  • Season of Sharing Donors - It's time.
    June 15, 2011
  • Edna Medeiros' son with kidney transplant gets aid
    November 24, 2011
  • Home for the holidays is Hayward apartment for mom
    November 27, 2011
  • Family of 5 no longer has to live in a garage
    November 30, 2011
  • Month's rent relieves financial pressure
    December 4, 2011
  • Part-time teacher, 73, happy to give back to kids
    December 7, 2011
  • Food banks turn to Season of Sharing Fund for help
    December 11, 2011
  • Season of Sharing helps Pacifica family
    December 14, 2011
  • Young grandmother gets a fresh start
    December 18, 2011
  • Mother in hospital a financial setback for family
    December 21, 2011
  • Pinole family home for good in Pinole apartment
    December 25, 2011
  • Family members get help with home of their own
    December 28, 2011
  • Patricia Hernandez rises from the ashes. Again.
    January 1, 2012
  • Bad times get better for woman, 81
    November 21, 2012
  • For mother of 6, apartment a 'miracle'
    November 24, 2012
  • Month's rent puts family back on track
    November 27, 2012
  • Fund pays old rent so single mom can work
    December 1, 2012
  • Ailing S.F. woman gets help with rent
    December 4, 2012
  • Mother looking to restart her life
    December 8, 2012
  • Season of Sharing helps young mother
    December 11, 2012
  • Season of Sharing supports food banks
    December 14, 2012
  • Couple needs a hand after serious stroke
    December 15, 2012
  • With breadwinner ill, family gets help
    December 18, 2012
  • Kids get own beds from Season of Sharing
    December 27, 2012
  • Ailing woman's bright outlook for 2013
    December 29, 2012
  • Life is looking better for single father
    December 31, 2012
  • Fund gives single mom with cancer a lift
    January 3, 2013
  • Road-rage victim’s family copes as bills pile up
    November 28, 2013
  • Mom rations medication after losing job, insurance
    December 1, 2013
  • Season of Sharing: Son becomes the caretaker
    December 4, 2013
  • Fund helps family on the move find a home – for now
    December 8, 2013
  • Heartbroken vet finds ‘a place called home’
    December 11, 2013
  • Boy, 8, opens lemonade stand to feed homeless
    December 14, 2013
  • Single dad buys a Christmas tree for his kids
    December 15, 2013
  • Hip problems don’t keep single mom from working
    December 18, 2013
  • Dad, daughter have a safe home with a little help
    December 22, 2013
  • Tough Napa family gets help, enjoys freedom again
    December 25, 2013
  • Bayview man gets help relocating after fire in home
    December 29, 2013
  • Family has moved, but not moved on, after father’s death
    January 1, 2014
  • Family gains hope after mother’s injuries
    January 5, 2014
  • Mom on dialysis gets help with rent
    January 8, 2014
  • Season of Sharing Fund 2014
    June 15, 2014
  • ‘Independent old lady’ shaken, but not broken, by Napa quake
    November 27, 2014
  • Pittsburg family was on the verge of eviction before SOS stepped in
    November 30, 2014
  • Single mother gets ‘blessing’ after being laid off
    December 3, 2014
  • Injured dance instructor gets back on her feet
    December 7, 2014
  • From homeless to home for the holidays
    December 10, 2014
  • Cancer patient gets health, finances back on track
    December 14, 2014
  • Season of Sharing helps Bay Area food banks sustain those in need
    December 17, 2014
  • Carpenter’s career cut short by cancer, but help arrives
    December 21, 2014
  • New home marks new start for S.F. veterans
    December 24, 2014
  • Season of Sharing helps vet get a home, and get his daughter back
    December 28, 2014
  • Loma Prieta quake hero finds home, hope through Season of Sharing
    January 1, 2015
  • Forklift repairman turns to Season of Sharing to avoid eviction
    January 4, 2015
  • The Season of Sharing 15
    June 15, 2015
  • Season of Sharing Fund 2015
    November 20, 2015
  • Season of Sharing helps Bay Area residents in need
    November 26, 2015
  • Woman raising 2 autistic great-grandsons gets help with rent, bills
    November 29, 2015
  • Food banks and Season of Sharing help Bay Area’s neediest
    December 2, 2015
  • San Lorenzo family gets needed help with housing
    December 6, 2015
  • Dementia patient receives help from Season of Sharing
    December 9, 2015
  • Chef, a single mom, gets help after painful wrist injury
    December 13, 2015
  • Cancer endangers family home; Season of Sharing helps
    December 16, 2015
  • Single mom reclaims moments of joy through Season of Sharing
    December 20, 2015
  • Sunnyvale family of 4 gets up off the floor
    December 25, 2015
  • Single mom, son get rental help after detour in plans
    December 27, 2015
  • Season of Sharing helps keep family afloat when injury strikes
    January 1, 2016
  • S.F. Marin Food Bank makes difference with Season of Sharing aid
    January 1, 2016
  • Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund takes in record $8 million
    March 13, 2016
  • SF Homeless Project: A Letter to the City
    June 28, 2016
  • Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund: 30 Years of Helping Families
    September 9, 2016
  • The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund: 30 Years of Giving
    October 3, 2016
  • KTVU - Season of Sharing Fund marks 30 years helping Bay Area needy
    November 21, 2016
  • With helping hand, Bay Area family puts RV life in rear-view
    November 24, 2016
  • When bad breaks pile up, paying the rent can be impossible
    November 27, 2016
  • A year after getting help, Napa family counting its blessings
    November 30, 2016
  • Gift of a studio for engineer left homeless after 2 accidents
    December 4, 2016
  • A little help lets single mom find a good job
    December 8, 2016
  • Housing lottery winner claims prize with some payment help
    December 11, 2016
  • Food banks feed Bay Area hungry all year
    December 14, 2016
  • Ailing senior gets help with rent at new apartment in Benicia
    December 18, 2016
  • Season of Sharing keeps longtime Napa Valley resident in home
    December 21, 2016
  • Gift helps Pacifica woman keep home of nearly 50 years
    December 25, 2016
  • Fund helps carpenter keep home after suffering 2 strokes
    December 28, 2016
  • Their home lost to the Tubbs Fire, Calistoga family rebounds with a little help
    November 23, 2017
  • Season of Sharing helps struggling family with rent
    November 24, 2017
  • Woman keeps the faith after surgery
    November 29, 2017
  • Bay Area People - Hickman Family
    December 1, 2017
  • Bay Area People | Rosita Wilson
    December 1, 2017
  • Bay Area People | Melody Nichols
    December 1, 2017
  • Bay Area People | Joshua Perez
    December 1, 2017
  • Fast countdown to homelessness
    December 3, 2017
  • Grandmother finds housing help
    December 5, 2017
  • A cancer patient finds joy
    December 9, 2017
  • Amid health woes, finding inspiration in music
    December 13, 2017
  • Sonoma County fires can’t keep longtime volunteer away from her work
    December 17, 2017
  • Food banks expand efforts in wake of wildfires, putting donations to use
    December 20, 2017
  • Season of Sharing picks up single dad after his serious fall
    December 23, 2017
  • Formerly homeless single father gets help with rent
    December 24, 2017
  • Fund helps immigrant family find ‘better future’ in Oakland
    December 31, 2017
  • Rick Fisher gets a home, after struggling with housing and health
    January 1, 2018
  • Mom’s and daughter’s lives only got better after a help up
    November 22, 2018
  • Help after daughter’s illness renews sense of empathy
    November 26, 2018
  • She inherited a house, then adjustable rates kicked in
    December 2, 2018
  • Single mom’s dream tripped up by volcano, Marin County housing costs
    December 5, 2018
  • Hardworking mom had never sought help, but medical crises drained her savings
    December 10, 2018
  • As workers and students struggle, food banks are becoming a necessity
    December 12, 2018
  • Sleeping in real bed fulfills once-homeless man’s dream
    December 17, 2018
  • Mother’s Day fire separates mom, disabled son. Season of Sharing helps out
    December 19, 2018
  • Lisa Johnson had lived in her beloved house her entire life. Then she almost lost it
    December 26, 2018
  • Multiple sclerosis changed their lives. But this couple only sees the blessings
    December 26, 2018
  • South Bay family received help moving out of overcrowded home
    January 2, 2019
  • She had vision and drive, but job loss could have derailed everything
    January 2, 2019