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San Francisco Bay Area Committee for CARE

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National Committee

For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for millions of people in need around the world. Founded at the end of World War II, our original CARE Package provided a way to help war survivors facing starvation — but the COVID-19 pandemic is wiping out decades of progress in the fight against poverty and injustice.

To help build a more resilient and inclusive post-COVID world, we are proud to introduce the Bay Area Committee for CARE — a diverse network of local volunteer leaders dedicated to advancing the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable populations.

As a leading humanitarian organization, CARE serves as a vital link between American generosity and millions of vulnerable families globally. In the Bay Area, CARE is providing COVID-19 relief by reintroducing the CARE Package, providing food, relief and jobs to members of our community who need it most.

A woman wearing black speaks into a microphone to address a crowd of people.
CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn speaks at a reception at The Battery in San Francisco on October 17, 2019, about humanitarian border crises and how gender influences the migration experience.

Bay Area Committee Goals

  • Raise awareness of CARE’s mission to defeat poverty and achieve social justice, particularly amplifying our message and mandate to invest in women and girls.
  • Inspire Bay Area leaders to advocate and take action on issues CARE addresses— such as humanitarian and emergency response, food and nutrition, maternal and child health, and financial inclusion — to drive demonstrable impact.
  • Fundraise to generate critical resources, particularly the flexible, unrestricted capital that strengthens CARE’s programmatic work

Why Join?

  • Amplify your philanthropic impact.
  • Get insider perspectives on global humanitarian issues directly from CARE leadership and experts in the field, including on our COVID-19 response.
  • Access invitation-only events, such as an annual meeting with CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn, who will brief Committee members on priority initiatives.
  • Meet other changemakers in the Bay Area and across the country.

Member Responsibilities

  • Participate in quarterly Committee meetings and CARE events as needed and to the best of one’s availability. These gatherings enhance the ability to represent and communicate the mission and achievements of CARE.
  • Be willing to lend expertise and provide guidance to CARE leadership.
  • Actively leverage personal networks to support organizational priorities and goals. Introduce CARE to potential partners and contributors who can help to further the mission and advance its work.
  • Give and/or get a substantial annual contribution that establishes CARE as a top charitable contribution for you personally.

Time Commitments

  • Members serve as volunteer leaders for a two-year renewable term.
  • Expected time commitment: 1-2 hours per month, possibly more based on volunteer projects.

Become a Member Today

To learn more, please reach out to Alejandra Villalobos, Executive Director for the Western Region at CARE, by email at alejandra.villalobos@care.org.

A group of people pose for a photo on the 2019 Scale by Design tour.
CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator Pitch Night atop the Salesforce East Tower on March 7, 2019, featuring social entrepreneurs from around the world.