Charity & Grassroots in Stanford


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  • Hoover Tower Observation
    You don’t have to be a history buff or a Stanford Alum to appreciate this 285-foot observation tower at the University. From the 14th story, couples can stand hand-in-hand and see for miles and miles across the Bay Area. They’ll also get close enough to admire the craftsmanship of the tower’s 48 bells, which were cast in Belgium.
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    550 Serra Mall
    Stanford, CA US
  • Raising a Reader
    Every week during the program, children bring home red Raising A Reader bags filled with four developmentally appropriate multicultural books to share with their parents. The program develops literacy skills and establishes a connection between families and the local library. After graduating the program, each child receives a blue library bag with a custom nametag and an included book to take home. Children can use the blue bags when returning to the library, cueing librarians to help them find appropriate books that build reading skills.
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    2440 W El Camino Real, Suite 300
    Mountain View, California US
  • Friends For Youth
    Friends for Youth's Senior Friends volunteer to spend time with a Junior Friend between the ages of 8 and 17, solidifying a relationship of trust and support with weekly activities such as going to the movies, visiting the zoo, and reading together. Friends for Youth plans to send mentor and mentee pairs on an adventure trip to Lake Tahoe to help strengthen the bond between Friends and introduce youth to exciting outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding. With $300, a mentor-and-mentee pair can attend the trip, with funding to cover the cost of transportation, a meal, skiing or snowboarding lessons, and equipment rental.
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    1741 Broadway St
    Redwood City, CA US
  • My New Red Shoes
    The first day of school can be one of excitement and anticipation. But it can also be a day of anxiety, of stress, of fearing that you'll stand out for all the wrong reasons. For kids from low-income families or families experiencing homelessness, the latter is more often the case. But My New Red Shoes works to eliminate that stress. Partnering with homeless shelters and community agencies, My New Red Shoes identifies homeless and very low-income children in need of clothing and shoes, and works with thousands of volunteers—from Girl Scouts to families—to meet that need. Children as young as four help the organization sort shoes and create cards to wish students luck on their first day. And equipped with their new footwear and that vote of confidence, the students can look forward to a new year. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 135
    Redwood City, CA US
  • Discovery Shops American Cancer Society
    Shop at your nearest Discovery Shop. American Cancer Society Discovery Shops help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, bric a brac and jewelry
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    1659 Hollenbeck Ave
    Sunnyvale, CA US
  • Local Arts For Healthy Hearts
    Local Arts for Healthy Hearts raises funds for a trio of art- and heart-loving groups—the American Heart Association, the Triton Museum of Art, and local artists—with live music, tasty eats, and an auction of more than 40 original creative works. General-admission guests enjoy complimentary sustenance, frolicking at the wine, cheese, and dessert stations as they mingle and tingle with artistic inspiration. Aspiring starlets can pose for glamorous headshots in the red-carpet photo booth or study the poise and polish of real live celebrities in attendance. James Bond lookalikes and Liberace stunt doubles can also sip fancy drinks—available for an additional charge—at the bar.
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    1505 Warburton Avenue
    Santa Clara, CA US
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