Local Nonprofits Make Life Better for Thousands

The Concord/Clayton area is home to some of the strongest charitable organizations around.

Today, Patch employees across the country took a few hours off from work to participate in one of the company’s Give 5 Days, in which we donate time to local charities and nonprofits. In honor of that, today’s Patch Picks will highlight five nonprofit agencies that serve our community.

Be sure to click on the links to learn how to donate or to find out how you can receive support.


This fabulous organization works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs.


Two of Contra Costa County’s most respected nonprofit leaders, STAND! Against Domestic Violence and the Family Stress Center, both headquartered in Concord, joined forces last year to better serve families and children in crisis.

3. Monument Crisis Center

This well-respected organization provides food, education, assistance and referrals to families and individuals in crisis situations.


This unique program is a not-for-profit corporation run by volunteers that collects textbooks, educational learning aids and products from schools, publishers and schoolchildren in the United States and delivers them to remote barrio public schools throughout the Republic of the Philippines.


Although it’s well known for its social ministries, The Salvation Army is less well known as a thriving mainstream Christian church. Still, the social services – including food pantries, financial assistance and after-school programs—make it one of the most relevant and enduring charitable organizations around.



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