Recent years have been tough on local initiatives, charities and community projects. KGET and Dignity Health want to help bring awareness to the many great charities and local community initiatives right here in Kern County. Each month we will highlight a new charity or initiative.

April

This month, KGET and Dignity Health are partnering with CityServe to help make an Easter meal possible for underprivileged families in the community. “We envision a traditional Easter dinner while including the staples for a home that are sometimes considered a luxury for those in need,” said Cherese Grell, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement for CityServe.

Nonperishable food items for the Easter food baskets can be dropped off at the KGET Lobby until April 14. For more information on CityServe and to find out how you can get involved, click here.

March

For March, KGET and Dignity Health would like to celebrate Dress for Success. Go to YourHourHerPower.org pledge to give the equivalent of just one hour of your pay to help Dress for Success provide their much-needed services. Your Hour, Her Power is “inspired by the belief that when a woman has access to opportunities that can change her life, she becomes powerful beyond measure.” Together we can Build a Better Bakersfield.

February

Small trailer fire turns out to be a huge loss for the Bakersfield Homeless Center

A small trailer fire turns out to be a huge loss for the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the hundreds of children they serve every year. The shelter says that containers that went up in smoke stored more than 2,000 toys that were lost to the flames. Many of those toys were donated by our own viewers during our 17 Days of Christmas toy drive, so now the Bakersfield Homeless Center is calling on the community for help once again. Read More >

CLICK HERE to help with toy donations for the Bakersfield Homeless Center