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#GivingTuesdayNow Sun Street Centers responds to Urgent COVID19 Need

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Posted: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sun Street Centers responds to Urgent COVID19 Need
Essential Services with Essential Needs, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow

Salinas, CA (04/23/2020) – Sun Street Centers is responding to meet the needs of men, women, teens, and families battling substance abuse with drugs and alcohol by vamping up their efforts with safe and innovative ways to serve our community during this global crisis of COVID-19, stressing the vital importance of continuum of care and preventing homelessness.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

Our programs and employees have shown a lot of innovation in providing Sun Street Centers services in new ways, such as telehealth with Zoom, emphasizing personal safety, safety for our clients and safety for the community. Participating in #GivingTuesdayNow will give our donors, supporters, clients, employees, and community partners an opportunity to show their financial support during this crisis. Needed supplies: food, paper products, health and safety products, and technology hardware and support.

“Please know that our staff are committed to providing substance abuse response on the “front lines” as an essential service provider. #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity to provide our employees as essential workers and our clients with essential needs to stay safe during this crisis.”, says Anna Foglia CEO of Sun Street Centers.”

Join us today and take a picture of you, someone you know or even a stranger in an act of unselfishness. Post on your social media, tag Sun Street Centers and use the hashtag #unselfie, #alonetogether, #sunstreetcenters, or #ssc. Collectively we can really impact the community with your act of kindness, with social change.

Those interested in joining Sun Street Centers’ #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit https://sunstreetcenters.org/get-involved/donate/.

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About Sun Street Centers
Since 1968, Sun Street Centers has been providing the most comprehensive and effective services for education, prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and drug abuse in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Relying on a proven social model developed by founders Martin and Nancy Dodd, as well as the compassion and experience of an expert staff, Sun Street Centers welcome all individuals and families to hope, heal, share and thrive with a drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle. For more information please visit sunstreetcenters.org. Like us on Facebook @Sun Street Centers, Follow us on Instagram @sunstreetcenters, and Tweet us on Twitter @sunstreettweet