Anderson Homes is proud to give back to the communities we call home. One of the many ways we do this is through our Giving Back Starts at Home promotion. During a specific time frame, we allow new home buyers to choose one of the nonprofit organizations listed below to donate $500 of their home purchase to. Since its inception, the Giving Back Starts at Home promotion has donated $43,500 in total ($13,500 in Los Banos and $30,000 in the Hollister area). We look forward to this promotion every year and we are very proud to support our local nonprofits.
Benito Link is an online web portal created by San Benito residents for San Benito residents. It is designed to include local news, events, sports, opinions and community discussion forums, and was born to address the community’s lack of local news and information.
Learn more here – BenitoLink
The foundation is one of many community foundations throughout the US that all share a common purpose: to serve as a bridge between donors and local nonprofits and schools that address community concerns.
Learn more here – Community Foundation for San Benito County
The center empowers at-risk children in a home-like environment to heal from past trauma, discover their strengths, and develop the skills they need to achieve life-long success.
Learn more here – Chamberlain’s Youth Services
The arts council promotes equity, access and diversity in the arts for all San Benito County residents, and has launched innovative programs and initiatives for locals.
Learn more here – San Benito Arts Council
Our chapter of the United Way funds local nonprofits that promote educational success, financial stability and improved health for San Benito County residents. Over 20 organizations currently receive funding from the United Way, ensuring a far-reaching and lasting impact on the community. In 2018, over 6,000 families and 11,000 children received assistance due to United Way of San Benito County.
Learn more here – United Way of San Benito County
The team of 20-25 volunteer firefighters enable the city’s fire department to do more for the community than what can otherwise be achieved with limited government funding. Since 1890, they have provided fire protection, prevention and suppression, as well as education to local schools, service groups and organizations. Current programs include:
School Kids Fire Safety, teaching local children about fire safety;
Smoke Detector Program, providing working detectors for residents who cannot afford one;
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program, offering funds to volunteers who strive to become Firefighter 1 Certified or EMTs.
Learn more here – Los Banos Volunteer Fire Department
Spearheaded by local police officers, the PAL offers programs that support the local community and its youth in particular. Since its inception in 1989, over 25,000 local children have participated in PAL’s long running programs, including:
Kops for Kids, a holiday toy drive providing gifts for over 200 low-income families;
Subsidized Youth Sports Programs, offering softball, flag football, and baseball at low or no cost so all children can participate;
Sober Grad Night, an annual event for Los Banos’ high school graduates.
Learn more here – Los Banos Police Activities League
The Friends of the Los Banos Library strives to support and grow Los Banos’ public library. They host a weekly story time and summer reading program for local children, offer adult literacy tutoring, and purchase magazine subscriptions and new books. They have also recently painted the library, purchased new furniture and carpeting.
Learn more here – Friends of the Los Banos Public Library