$10,000.00 Matching Grant to honor Betty DeForest!

We have been given a great opportunity !

An Anonymous Donor has pledged a matching grant of up to $10,000.00 in support of South Hayward Parish and in honor of Betty DeForest’s legacy. Donations collected from now until May 15th will be matched, up to a total of $10,000.00.

It has been one year since SHP’s long-time champion Betty DeForest passed away. Betty was an original SHP founder and worked tirelessly for over 50 years to address the issues of hunger, homelessness and social justice in our community.

Betty DeForest smiling into the camera while cutting a cake

YOUR donation during this period will be doubled !!! YOU can honor Betty and:

  • FEED THE HUNGRY: Your $100.00 donation provides groceries for more than 100 single meals; or 3 meals for less than $3.00 per day.
  • SHELTER/COMFORT THE HOMELESS: Your donation provides showers, case management and a Winter Warming Shelter for our neediest neighbors.
  • FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: Your donation helps keeps the issues of poverty and social justice visible in our community.

YOUR donation puts YOUR values of compassion and justice to work in our community.


  •       Click the link below to DONATE by PayPal, or by Credit/Debit card.

Send a check to : SHP, 27287 Patrick Ave, Hayward, Ca 94544

  • Consider becoming a FAITHFUL DONOR by making a RECURRING donation (automatic or by check). Your monthly donation helps to stabilize continuing service to our clients.
  • Make a ONE-TIME GIFT which will be DOUBLED by the matching grant. Make your donation go twice as far.