SHELTER, Inc.

Community support powers holiday toy drive and Adopt-a-Family effort

SHELTER, Inc.’s annual toy drive and Adopt-a-Family efforts aim to provide merry and bright holiday seasons for local homeless and at-risk families and individuals. Thanks to the support and generosity of donors and organizations in Contra Costa, Solano, and Sacramento counties, the agency is delighted to report that approximately 9,000 toys were donated, and that …

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Community comes together at “Thanks From SHELTER” anniversary celebration

SHELTER, Inc. celebrated its 35th anniversary Wednesday night with a special online get-together for friends and supporters. “Thanks From SHELTER” found ways to bring our neighbors together, and in doing so raised $17,500 for the agency’s wrap-around services, which help combat the root causes of homelessness in Contra Costa, Solano, and Sacramento counties. Attendees were …

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Celebrate SHELTER, Inc.’s 35th anniversary at “Thanks From SHELTER!”

We’re celebrating our 35th anniversary next month, and you’re invited! Please join us for “Thanks From SHELTER,” an online event that kicks off at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 17. We’ll show how far we’ve come since we were founded in 1986 on the heels of the Hands Across America movement, and we’ll honor those …

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Embarc joins Rock for SHELTER as a platinum sponsor

  SHELTER, Inc. is delighted to announce that Embarc will serve as the sole platinum sponsor for next month’s Rock for SHELTER benefit concert. A retailer focused on demonstrating through action that cannabis can operate mindfully and successfully in communities, Embarc has Bay Area stores in both Martinez and Alameda, and is expanding into Fairfield. …

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Rock for SHELTER is back!

SHELTER, Inc.’s benefit concert is set to return this fall! Join us from 1-6 pm on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Village 360, located at BackRoad Vines in Fairfield, for live music, food, and drink. “We’re incredibly excited to bring back Rock for SHELTER,” said SHELTER, Inc. CEO and resident musician John Eckstrom. “It’ll be great …

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SHELTER, Inc. sends kids back to school with full backpacks

The annual SHELTER, Inc. backpack drive aims to send local schoolchildren back into the classroom with complete assortments of school supplies. Thanks to the support of friends, donors, and several local businesses, more than 100 full backpacks were distributed at various events around Contra Costa, Solano, and Sacramento counties. Donations were accepted throughout the month …

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Dining hall and kitchen construction continues at SHELTER Solano

Efforts are underway to provide a new state-of-the-art dining hall and kitchen to residents at SHELTER Solano. Significant progress has been made on the construction of the facility since ground was broken in April of this year. Underground sewer, water, gas, and electrical systems have been laid out. Concrete and tension wires will follow over …

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We did it! “The Invisible Class” event helps SHELTER, Inc. reach $110k goal

A weeklong series of events featuring an on-demand movie screening and a panel discussion with local leaders culminated in SHELTER, Inc. reaching a fundraising goal of $110,000. This triggered a matching donation from several generous supporters that will enable the organization to continue providing critical services in Contra Costa, Solano, and Sacramento counties. More than …

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Contra Costa County celebrates streamlined COVID-19 Rent Relief program

SHELTER, Inc. has proudly served as part of the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program, which has provided monetary assistance to at-risk families and individuals during the pandemic. Several aspects of that program have been streamlined of late thanks to a close partnership with Contra Costa County, and that process was celebrated at a news conference …

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