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Holiday Fund: Reaching out to the streets

Original post made on Nov 17, 2012

Ken Pierre was living on the streets for more than 15 years, spiraling downward amid drug and alcohol addiction. Every time the disabled U.S. Army veteran got a job, he was fired because of his drinking, he said. Every day was a struggle; every night was worse.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:17 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by hmmmmmm, a resident of Palo Verde School
on Nov 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

How can people give to the Holiday Fund?


Posted by Bill Johnson, publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Nov 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Bill Johnson is a registered user.

There is a full page ad and a remittance coupon in each week's paper through early January.

For more information, including a list of past grants and a link to the online donation site, you can also go to Web Link

Thanks for your support of local programs serving kids and families!


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