SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

February 28, 2008 20:11 ET

San Francisco Chronicle Season of Sharing Achieves Record Breaking Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Since the inauguration of the San Francisco Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund in 1986, over $62 million has been raised to ease the burden of residents facing critical needs in the nine-county Bay Area. The generosity of the donor base is extraordinary and continues to strengthen.

For the second year in a row, the Season of Sharing Fund has achieved a record-breaking year. Last year, the 2006-2007 campaign raised $5 million. Contributions to the 2007-2008 campaign, which will be distributed to those in need throughout the year, have already surpassed $5.2 million, and may continue to grow.

The Season of Sharing Fund is most visible during the holiday season, when The Chronicle features stories about individuals and families in need and how they benefit directly from the Fund. The reality, however, is that the need for its services never goes away and the Fund continues to offer assistance in every season to hard-working individuals and families that have fallen on unexpected difficulties.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home,, The San Francisco Chronicle reaches nearly 1.5 million Bay Area adults daily and 1.6 million on Sunday. The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 13th largest daily newspaper and is among the nation's top five newspaper Web sites with 9.0 million monthly unique visitors and over 73.7 million monthly page views.

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