Since then, the radio station has expanded the beneficiaries to include St. Vincent De Paul (Oakland), Sacred Heart Community Service (San Jose) and Fresh Start (Walnut Creek).
More than $4 million has been contributed over the past 19 years -- including last year's record-breaking $500,000 donation total. KGO receives literally thousands of envelopes of all denominations-from $1 to $5,000. This year, in addition to sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope (to receive the prayer by Talk Show Host Gil Gross) to KGO Radio:
Thanksgiving Charities 900 Front Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Donations can be made online at www.kgoradio.com
100% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO DIRECTLY TO THE FOUR CHARITIES
We are expecting the number of homeless and hungry to rise considerably this year due to the current economic conditions. Any and all donations are gratefully accepted.
The drive is taking place now and culminates with a live KGO Radio broadcast from St. Anthony's Dining Room on Thanksgiving Day with talk show host Gil Gross