A season to share

Friday December 21, 2001

Following are some local-serving community agencies that can use financial and/or volunteer help. The Daily Planet is listing these nonprofits as a public service and does not have first-hand knowledge of the work of most of the agencies. 

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society 

2700 Ninth St., Berkeley, CA 94710-2606 

845-7735 x11 

Shelters and places adoptable animals in loving homes. Seeks financial donations and volunteers. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-1347069 


Berkeley Neighborhood Computers 

PO Box 2435 Berkeley, 94702 


Refurbishes computers for low-income families, schools. Seeks financial 

donations, volunteers (but not computers now). 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3218936 


Berkeley Public Education Foundation & Berkeley School Volunteers 

1835 Allston Way, Berkeley 94703 


Supports Berkeley public schools with grants to teachers. Seeks community volunteers, financial donations. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-2918219 


Berkeley Symphony Orchestra 

2322 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 


Directed by Kent Nagano, brings classical music to residents, elementary schools. Seeks financial support, volunteers. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 23-7219508  


Berkeley Youth Alternatives 

1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702 

845-9010; www.byaonline.org 

BYA serves Berkeley and Bay Area children, youth, and families. Seeks financial donations, tutors, mentors. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-1711728. 


Housing Rights, Inc. 

2718 Telegraph Ave. #100, Berkeley. (Mailing address: P.O. Box 12895, Berkeley, 94712) 


Provides housing counseling, tenant organizing support to low and very low income individuals. Seeks financial donations, volunteers. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3-6-4129 


Malcolm X Elementary School Garden 

1731 Prince St. 

Berkeley, CA 94703 


Donate funds, volunteer for garden teaching science, math, nutrition, ecology to students kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3145183 


Northern California Land Trust 

3126 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94705 


Creates affordable homeownership through cooperatives and condominiums for low-income households. Seeks financial donations, volunteers. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 23-7380534 


Resources for Community Development 

2131 University Ave., Suite 224, Berkeley, 94704 

841-4410; fax 548-3502 

Renovates, builds affordable housing for individuals with the fewest options. Seeks financial donations.  

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-2952466 


South Berkeley YMCA 

2901 California Street, Berkeley, 94703 


An academic enrichment program providing tutoring in basic skills and mentoring. Seeks books, educational software. 

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-1156635 


Stiles Hall 

2400 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94704 


Helps inner-city youth stay in school; promotes lasting interracial understanding among future leaders.  

Nonprofit tax ID: 941156636. 


The Berkeley Chess School 

P.O. Box 136, Berkeley, CA 94701 

843-0150; www.berkeleychessschool.org. 

We are accepting donations which will go towards bringing chess to low-income area schools.  

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3225242 


Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center 

2218 Alston Way, Berkeley 94702 


Provides meals, support, and referrals for homeless women and children. Seeks volunteers and financial donations.  

Nonprofit tax ID: 94-3123986