With helping hand, Bay Area family puts RV life in rear-view

After nine months living in an RV that had to be moved every three nights, Andrea Johnson thought she’d lost her two children behind one of the many doors in their new two-bedroom apartment. Johnson was doing dishes when the place went silent so she mounted a search and found them in the last place she expected — already tucked … Read More

KTVU – Season of Sharing Fund marks 30 years helping Bay Area needy

  SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – The San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Fund this year is marking 30 years of serving as a safety net for tens of thousands of needy Bay Area residents, many of whom are faced with unexpected crises. An accident, a layoff from a job, being diagnosed with a debilitating health problem– these types of unanticipated hardships … Read More

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund: 30 Years of Giving

The groundbreaking charitable Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The Fund, founded jointly in 1986 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, raised $700,000 that first year for housing assistance, critical family needs and food banks. During the past three decades, more than 100,000 families throughout the nine-county Bay Area … Read More

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund: 30 Years of Helping Families

Home. For many, it’s a simple concept: a place of one’s own in which to house one’s family and store one’s belongings. Home also provides cherished privacy from the outside world, an opportunity to exercise one’s own decisions and experience one’s own preferences. Life without a home proves as challenging as life within a home feels fortunate. Without security, children … Read More

SF Homeless Project: A Letter to the City

This week, the San Francisco Chronicle is spearheading a major media campaign called SF Homeless Project, which will take a comprehensive look at homelessness in San Francisco. The Chronicle will be joined by more than 70 Bay Area news media organizations who will focus their attention on homelessness. Their goal is to spur local government, business and civic leaders, and … Read More

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund takes in record $8 million

A record amount of donations poured into The San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Fund, with the millions of dollars helping 4,500 families as well as food banks across the nine Bay Area counties. “We are very grateful to our more than 5,400 donors who provided $8 million in support of Season of Sharing this year,” said The Chronicle’s publisher, … Read More

S.F. Marin Food Bank makes difference with Season of Sharing aid

Not long after Karen Fabec came from Pennsylvania to California in the 1970s, she married and moved to Willits in Mendocino County, where she and her husband lived off the land and grew their own organic produce. Four decades, two marriages, two children and a string of jobs later, Fabec, who once envisioned a career as a singer-songwriter and then … Read More

Season of Sharing helps keep family afloat when injury strikes

When Daniel Espinoza began working nights as a painter for Kaiser in February, he knew that his job would eat into time with his family. But Espinoza needed the work, which meant not seeing his sons, ages 8 and 12, for more than a few minutes at a time during the week. So when an opportunity arose in April to … Read More