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Donating in the New Year

Make donating a New Year's resolution.

Still looking for a a New Year's resolution? Have some extra Christmas cash? Although the holiday season is coming to an end, worthwhile nonprofits need donations all year round. The nonprofits of Burlingame are no different. If you're looking to keep the giving spirit alive beyond the holidays or looking to give back more as a New Year's resolution, here are 10 Burlingame nonprofits looking for your help.

1) -- This nonprofit provides underprivileged with new clothing and shoes for school. My New Red Shoes aims to give children the confidence they need at the start of a new school year while raising the public's awareness about homelessness. Visit the group's website to learn how to donate.

2) -- The Shelter Network of San Mateo works with homeless people and families to house them and provide them services until they can become self-sufficient. The nonprofit accepts monetary donations and specific items listed on its website.

3) -- BCE asks for donations from the community on a per-child basis in order to bridge the gap between state education funding and what Burlingame schools require to maintain all programs.  You can find donation opportunities on the organization's .

4) Adopt-a-Unit-- Help Burlingame's adopted military unit. Burlingame adopted Bravo Company, 1/327 INF, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky in May 2004. Click here for donation information.

5)-- CALL Primrose provides services for low-income residents of the Peninsula. The center is a joint project between the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame and the United Methodist Church of Burlingame. The drop-in site provides aid, food, emergency financial assistance, medical supplies and rental assistance. 

6) --The Burlingame Library Foundation supports Burlingame libraries by raising funds to run library programs, maintain library buildings and grow the library's collection. The non-profit holds fundraisers for the libraries and sponsors a semi-annual book sale. They also raise profits by selling donated books online. 

7) Burlingame Police K-9 unit-- The Burlingame Police department currently works with three police dogs. The addition of , who began service on Thanksgiving, was made possible by donations from local businesses and community owners. 

8) -- The Women's Recovery Association is a network of three homes for women recovering from substance abuse. The association was founded in 1964 by Sister Anna Marie Towers who was meeting many alcoholic women while teaching in Redwood City. The center teaches skills such as relapse prevention and parenting. To donate, visit the organization's website.

9) -- Home and Hope, formerly the Interfaith Hospitality Network, provides shelter to those in need. Through host congregations that house three to five families at a time, Home and Hope gives people a place to sleep and food to eat. It also provides employment, education and housing placement services through donations.

10) Burlingame Intermediate School Book Adoption--BIS Book Adoption allows parents and community members to purchase books for the school. The books can be purchased in honor of someone, like a student, parent or teacher. 

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