‘Hobbies and Sports’ Options In ‘California (San Francisco/Bay Area)’


Books for the Barrios collects English reading books and educational learning aids in the United States and delivers them to remote barrio public schools throughout the Philippines.

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Hope Services helps people with developmental disabilities to be valued and participating members of their communities. They provide their clients with job training, job placement and independent living services.

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Music in Schools Today (MUST) serves public school grades K-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite extensive research indicating that music instruction supplies intellectual, emotional and physical components critical to children’s development, music and arts programs are often the first victims of budget cuts. MUST combats this trend with a comprehensive set of programs that are resistant to budget slashing. MUST serves over 21,000 children and youth annually in schools and community centers, conducts research and development and advocates to restore music as an essential principle of education.

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Out of the Closet Thrift Stores generate income that helps fund the medical services Aids Healthcare Foundation provides. In addition to regular retail operations, three locations also offer free HIV testing and counseling in a private area of the store.

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RAFT serves educators who teach in the classroom, in afterschool programs, camp programs, scouting and homeschooling. They provide creative ideas, affordable project materials, pre-packaged activity kits, one-on-one mentoring and professional development for educators who believe in the power of hands on teaching. By transforming the learning environment, RAFT helps close the achievement gap and helps students apply their knowledge to a real world environment.

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SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space. They breathe new life into old objects and reduce waste by diverting over 200 tons of materials heading to landfill every year. Quality reusable materials are collected and then made available to teachers, parents, artists and other organizations.

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Warm Current works with underserved communities through kids surfing programs and charitable donations of recycled wetsuits and surfboards. They provide access to the ocean and encourage the pure joy of ocean sports and an appreciation of the environment in the US and abroad.

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