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San Francisco's Top 7 Favorite Charities...VOTE!

We've reached the final voting stage of our buzzed-about Favorite Charities contest, created in partnership with fellow San Francisco native Pacific Gas and Electric Company. After a landmark 17,000-plus votes for individual San Francisco organizations working hard to do good, we've culled the Top 7 Finalists for you to vote on. So get started!

All seven will be taking home cash - the top six will be taking home $2,000 grants from PG&E. But, one who garners the most votes will have their holidays brightened with a total of $10,000.

Top 7 voting closes at 5 pm on December 10.

HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that partners with hardworking families, community volunteers and donors, to build affordable ownership homes in Marin, San Francisco and on the Peninsula. Through the Habitat for Humanity program, families working in service, manufacturing, retail and other sectors are able to live near their jobs in decent, safe, permanent homes.

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

WOMAN, Inc.

Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (WOMAN, Inc.) has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. In addition to our 24 hour crisis line, they provide culturally sensitive support to survivors in domestic violence situations.

CIVIC PHILANTHROPY & VOLUNTEERISM

SF Smiles

SF Smiles believes that no one should go without the basic essentials of living. Their mission is to create a community in which no fundamental need goes unmet, thereby giving every individual the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY & JOB DEVELOPMENT

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global connects skilled immigrants with employers and provides both with the resources to succeed together. They are practical visionaries, inspired to deliver on the promise of America, since their commitment to integration of skilled immigrants is a pledge to the future of the United States.

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Meals on Wheels SF

This agency's mission of delivering nutritious balanced meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco has remained the same since its founding in 1970. For 40 years, MOWSF has set the standard for alleviating the financial and emotional costs of premature and/or inappropriate institutionalization of seniors.

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Larkin Street Youth Service

The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. They provide a peer-based substance abuse treatment program, provide safe temporary housing for kids who before slept on the streets, and in 1997, they opened the nation’s first comprehensive housing program for HIV+ youth, named Assisted Care.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY VITALITY

Rocket Dog Rescue

Rocket Dog Rescue saves dogs from death at over-crowded shelters and find them loving, happy homes. Now into their tenth year, RDR has saved the lives of over 6,000 animals.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!