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CityTeam ‘House of Light’ shines as a beacon of possibility across the South Bay

January 16, 2020 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Healing lives in the South Bay came full circle for staffers at CityTeam. One family’s donation will allow for more than a dozen formerly homeless women and their children to have a place to live.

 

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San Jose: New home for homeless women and children opens

January 16, 2020 – With rising housing costs exacerbating California’s severe homeless crisis, the Kinkade Family Foundation and CityTeam on Thursday teamed up to open a new home for homeless women and children in San Jose.

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San Jose family raises nearly $33,000 for charity selling churros and chocolate outside Willow Glen home

December 29, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — What started out as a modest idea by one San Jose family to give back during the holiday season ballooned into a major fundraiser for a local nonprofit. 

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SJ CityTeam Serves 700 Meals to Those in Need on Christmas

December 26, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — “The goal today is to give the homeless community a sense of normalcy in this dining room,” said Reynolds Stewart of CityTeam.

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‘Hope Cafe’ brings fine dining experience to homeless residents

December 6, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Twice a month, homeless residents in Silicon Valley are treated to a fine dining experience as part of CityTeam’s Hope Cafe program.

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Day of Doing Good

November 29, 2019 – CityTeam volunteers served Thanksgiving meals and cut hair in San Jose, CA.


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Tradicional celebración de organización CITYTEAM

November 28, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — La organización CityTeam, junto con más de 64 voluntarios va a atender a más de 500 personas. Estiman que servirán más de 700 platillos.


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New mobile food pantry in South Bay helps low-income families

November 21, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — A nonprofit in San Jose is launching a new service on wheels to help people in Silicon Valley who are food insecure. CityTeam is launching a mobile food pantry to help low-income families ahead of Thanksgiving.


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Cientos de familias en San José reciben alimentos gratis

November 21, 2019 – Si usted no se ha registrado con San José CityTeam, solamente le preguntarán su nombre, domicilio y el número de habitantes que tiene en casa. Entérese como beneficiar de este servicio.


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“Los pavos están muy caros”: estrenan banco de comida móvil para familias necesitadas en Silicon Valley

November 21, 2019 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Las organizaciones CityTeam y Second Harvest están entregando despensas a las familias de bajos recursos en el Área de la Bahía que no pueden garantizar su seguridad alimenticia.


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CityTeam Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

November 1, 2019 – Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.


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ON ABC7NEWS.COM: New shelter for single women opens in Oakland

October 21, 2019 – OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — As part of Building a Better Bay Area, we’re also focused on homelessness and possible solutions to the housing crisis. On Monday, the city of Oakland dedicated a transitional facility for women only.


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Free Food to be Provided at Some San Jose Affordable Housing Complexes

August 27, 2019 – CityTeam partners with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and LifeSTEPS to bring needed food into affordable housing communities in San Jose. CityTeam’s role in the partnership is to be the arms and legs of the operation, using our distribution network, logistics and volunteer firepower to get food to where it’s most needed.


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CityTeam interviewed on ‘YOU OUGHTA KNOW’

April 19, 2019 – Learn about the charitable Mother/Baby program at CityTeam Chester (starts at 2:03).


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Philadelphia Focus podcast interview with CityTeam

April 7, 2019 – Kwinn Tucker and Nancy Craskey from CityTeam Chester talk with Philadelphia Focus and host Lora Lewis about the programs and services we provide to meet immediate needs and provide lasting solutions.


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Clemson Tigers Help Feed the Homeless before the College Football Playoff National Championship

January 7, 2019 – Before Clemson faces Alabama in the championship game, their student affairs staff and alumni spent Monday morning at CityTeam helping to feed the homeless. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to cut, chop and prep meals for those who are experiencing hunger in the Bay Area, home of three of the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. The rising cost of housing in the Bay Area has created a larger need for food services for those who are homeless or near homeless.


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Toy Drive In San Jose Will Benefit Children Celebrating Three Kings Day

January 5, 2019 – The Christmas season doesn’t end until this Sunday with the observance of Three Kings Day for many people.

Volunteers picked up gifts from a San Jose non-profit that will be donated to children in the Bay Area celebrating the holiday.


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Christian Nonprofit Pampers Homeless With Gifts, Haircuts on Christmas

December 25, 2018 – Dozens of Bay Area residents spent their Christmas day helping hundreds of other people without a home.

People came together inside San Jose’s CityTeam, a Christian nonprofit organization, to help give the homeless gifts like new shoes, haircuts and even washing their feet.


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49ers offer day of pampering to women who have struggled with homelessness

November 20, 2018 – The San Francisco 49ers surprised a group of people Tuesday night who are trying to turn their lives around with a day of pampering. It ended with several players joining them for a Thanksgiving dinner at Levi’s Stadium.


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Feeding the hungry: One in four in Silicon Valley considered food insecure

November 19, 2018 – SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) – Nonprofit CityTeam Ministries helped provide food boxes with turkey to 400 families in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

Many families stood in long lines at Gateway Neighborhood Center in Sunnyvale. Among them Florentina Velasquez and her 13-year-old son, who said this year Thanksgiving dinner will be more than their usual meal of soup, rice and beans.


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CityTeam Oakland on KTVU

Jun 21, 2018 – KTVU did a story on CityTeam Oakland, reporting on the how CityTeam is helping people struggling with homelessness and hunger.


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Feeding those in need: CityTeam San Jose serves up Thanksgiving meals to hundreds

November 23, 2017 – SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS – Nonprofit CityTeam offered free Thanksgiving meals to whoever wanted to join in celebrating the holiday with traditional fare on Thursday in San Jose. Guests received haircuts, winter coats, feet washing and new shoes.


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San Jose CityTeam offers food, grooming for homeless on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 – ABC 7 NEWS – An estimated 300 volunteers spent three or more hours at CityTeam in San Jose, a 60-year-old institution that operates shelters for the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.

However, most are not cooking or serving the turkey dinners you’d expect on Thanksgiving. The majority are helping to wash feet, to fit clients with shoes and to cut their hair. It’s all about dignity.


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CityTeam Chester’s Hope Cafe & Array Architects: I Look Up Challenge

Array’s Philadelphia office was introduced to CityTeam as 20 staff and family members convened to serve dinner to those in need at Hope Café – where the goal is to serve their “guests as if they were dining at a five-star restaurant.” Already in the business of creating beautiful healing environments, Array’s designers couldn’t help but notice that the physical environment did not instill the sense of hope one might wish for. Working with CityTeam, we created a work plan to improve their space for those they serve.


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CityTeam Portland on KATU

There’s something to be said about a mother’s love for her son.

“He is my only son. He’s 30,” said Kim Debraal. “You just want to die; you just want to take their pain away.”

For thirty years, Debraal has taken care of her son, Michael. For more than a decade, however, his addiction to drugs has pushed the pair apart.


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CityTeam Chester on The Spirit

November 26, 2016 – On Thanksgiving, CityTeam on Sproul Street in Chester, served over 150 holiday dinners fine dining style complete with linen tablecloths, menus and waiter service. The guests weren’t the only ones thankful for the hospitality, which also included a to-go meal and a pie.

For a volunteer and a CityTeam staff member, gratitude was at the top of the menu.


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CityTeam San Francisco on KTVU

November 23, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – Many churches and charities are getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow to thousands of people in need, but one San Francisco organization opened its doors today.

One of the people cooking all of those dinners was once homeless himself.


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CityTeam San Jose on KTVU

November 21, 2016 – SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) – A massive undertaking in San Jose, where CityTeam Ministries is preparing to give away 5,000 Thanksgiving food boxes Tuesday at Avaya Stadium to families in need. It’s 2,000 more families than last year and the organization is still short 600 turkeys.

The Nguyen family is living out of their car and inside that car are all their belongings. It’s been their home for the last year and half, after both parents lost full-time jobs.


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