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Support these Milpitas-based nonprofit organizations this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday presents an opportunity to spread positivity and do awesome things for our community. Consider making a contribution to a Milpitas-based nonprofit organization today. No matter the size of your contribution, it will no doubt make a significant impact.


Milpitas Food Pantry

This nonprofit provides emergency food and food assistance to more than 3,500 low- and fixed-income residents in Milpitas and Alviso. These guys do so much to help others receive access to healthy, nutritious food. Be part of the change by clicking here.


Vision Literacy

Vision Literacy works throughout the Bay Area to provide services to adults with low literacy skills. Studies have shown that a lack of literacy skills is linked to poverty, crime, and unemployment. During the pandemic, Vision Literacy has been especially focused on supporting those who are struggling with navigating digital learning. They’re looking for laptops, tablets, and donations to help with this effort. Help support literacy for all here.


Teen Success, Inc. 

Teen Success. Inc. helps to empower young moms and their children. They’re doing amazing work to help teen moms graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty for their families. Learn more and make a tremendous impact in the lives of young mothers here.


Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE)  

This nonprofit organization works to raise funds that go toward educational opportunities for students in the Milpitas Unified School District. They give out grants and scholarships, and also plan events like the popular yearly STEAM showcase. To make a donation and support education in our community, go here.


Family Giving Tree 

Family Giving Tree has served over 1.8 million children since its inception 29 years ago. They lead a Holiday Wish Drive and Back to School Drive every year, helping to bring gifts and backpacks with school supplies to families in need. Learn more and bring joy this season to a family that needs it by going here.


Bay Area Tutoring Association 

Bay Area Tutoring Association works to support student academic development and parent empowerment across the Bay Area. Not only do they work to train high-quality tutors, but they’re also dedicated to ensuring that there are extended learning opportunities and services for students and parents alike. To learn more and contribute to the success of students in the Bay Area, go here.


Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)

For two decades, FLY has supported youth in the juvenile justice system, providing them with mentorship, resources, and leadership opportunities. They also work to ensure that the juvenile justice system is more equitable and humane, which, as they mention on their website, helps to decrease “the costs and consequences of crime.” With FLY’s support, youth are given the opportunity to grow into successful, thriving adults. Learn more and donate here.


Another opportunity to GIVE: 

Milpitas High School is holding their Jack Emery Food Drive, and would love to receive as many cans as possible! Their next collection dates and times are…

 December 2, 12pm-5pm

December 5, 12pm-5pm

December 9, 12pm-5pm

 Location: Milpitas High School Student Parking Lot, 1285 Escuela Parkway

To find a list of canned items they’ll accept, go here.

And to make direct monetary donations, go right here.

Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self” and “Magic Within: Womb-Centered Wisdom to Realize the Power of Your Sacred Feminine Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.


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