Posted on November 21, 2012

San Francisco: PG&E to Donate to 7×7 Readers’ Favorite Charities

For the second consecutive year, PG&E is partnering with San Francisco media outlet 7×7 for its “Favorite Charity” contest. The annual event determines the city’s favorite charity by public voting.

PG&E will award $2,000 to seven category finalists, with the organization with most votes earning a $10,000 grant. Voting is available online through Dec. 10.

The list of charities began with 2,000 nominations and recently was narrowed the seven finalists- each representing their respective category:

Housing & Homelessness

Women’s Empowerment

  • WOMAN, Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent) assists survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Civic Philanthropy & Volunteerism

  • SFSmiles collects donations of clean and usable furniture, household items, clothing and basic necessities for individuals and families in need.

Economic Opportunity & Job Development 

  • Upwardly Global connects skilled immigrants with employers and provides both with the resources to succeed together.

Health & Nutrition

  • Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious, balanced meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco.

Youth & Education

  • Larkin Street Youth Services inspires youth to move beyond the street with a peer-based substance abuse treatment program, safe temporary housing for kids and the nation’s first comprehensive housing program for HIV+ youth.

Additional Community Vitalilty

  • Rocket Dog Rescue saves dogs from death at over-crowded shelters and finds them loving, happy homes.

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