Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

Nonprofits bringing awareness to San Benito County needs

December 1 — December 12

Twelve Days of Giving, a local fundraising campaign, is made up of five local nonprofit organizations that address basic human needs in our community. The annual holiday campaign is designed to make the holidays brighter for many local individuals and families in need of assistance. 

From December 1st through December 12th, the organizations collaborate, raise funds, and increase awareness on how to assist those in need for the holidays.


Maximize Your Giving

By partnering with the Community Foundation, United Way, and local business sponsors, the 12 Days of Giving campaign matches your donation, providing an opportunity for your dollars to go even further towards helping needy individuals, children, and families within our community this holiday season and beyond. In this 12 Days of Giving video message from Bob Tiffany, a long-time resident and campaign sponsor, he asks, "What's it going to take?" for you to make a donation to the 12 Days of Giving campaign this year.

Participating Organizations

Donations Stay in San Benito County

Become a business sponsor and maximize your giving potential for the holidays—your donation will stay in San Benito County. Join us as an individual contributor and your donation will be matched.

The 12 Days of Giving Committee

The 12 Days of Giving Committee, created in 2011, is a collaborative fundraising nonprofit group made up of five organizations who provide "safety net" services to San Benito County residents. This committee meets monthly and prepares for an annual holiday fundraising campaign.

Committee Members

Lori Arnold, Yani Azevedo, Denise Cauthen-Wright, Esther Curtice, Patrick Ellis, Vicki Fortino, Patrice Kuerschner, Mark Paxton, Maria Thomas, and Bob Tiffany

The 12 Days of Giving Committee

Generosity and Community Spirit

Twelve Days of Giving is an idea born of generosity and community spirit. Several years ago, Bob Tiffany of Tiffany Motor Company was contacted about using his Hollister dealership for a live remote broadcast promoting a holiday season fundraiser for a national nonprofit organization. When he learned of the cost to his dealership for agreeing to play host, he hatched another idea with the goal of ensuring that all funds stayed within the community. Working with the Community Foundation for San Benito County and United Way of San Benito County, he approached people in his network for help, and Twelve Days of Giving became a reality.


Our Partners Make the Holidays Better

2018 Partner:

  • United Way of San Benito County

2018 Sponsors:

  • Anderson Homes
  • Brent Redmond Transportation
  • Community Foundation for San Benito County
  • Earthbound Farm
  • Eden Housing
  • Graniterock
  • Pierce Real Estate
  • Recology South Valley
  • Shelton Insurance
  • Teichert Foundation
  • Teknova
  • Tiffany Motor Company
  • True Leaf Farms
  • Women's Club of Hollister

Additional funds provided by:

  • American Casting Company
  • Central Ag Supply
  • Corbin
  • Greenwood Chevrolet
  • Heritage Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • State Farm
  • TMD Creative
  • Luis & Ronnie Alvalrez
  • Valerie Smith