October 1, 2008 Milpitas, CA - Doubling their efforts from last year, Duran & Venables collected almost 4,000 pounds of food and other goods from their employees, vendors and the community to benefit the Milpitas Food Pantry at their Second Annual Food Drive. Duran & Venables promoted its month long food drive to their employees and vendors by accumulating food and other necessities to give to individuals and families in need. "We strive to provide the best service and support to our customers and communities. The Food Drive is a good way to convey our employee's and our vendor's interest in assisting our community," expressed Sean Venables, president of Duran & Venables.
July 8, 2008 Sacramento, CA - In 1953, a committee of the Sacramento County Adult Blind planned and organized an association that was to become the Society for the Blind, a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency. Their purpose was to develop an entity under the auspices of which visually impaired people of all ages, backgrounds and interests could meet to interact with one another, plan and enjoy social functions, and benefit from rehabilitation services. After 55 years of providing services for the blind throughout Northern California, the Society for the Blind needed to expand to a larger facility. The organization has been successfully raising funds to purchase and renovate a 20,000 square-foot building located at 13th and S Street in midtown Sacramento. A total of $5 million is needed, of that $2.1 million will be used to purchase the building and $1.9 million will be used to renovate.