Holiday Giving List

In Spirits Of This Holiday Season During The Month Of December For Every Purchase Of Glasses Made Here At Poplar Spectacles Optometry We Will Be Donating $5 To One Of The Non-Profits From The Local Community. After You've Made Your Selection You'll Get To Choose Which Organization You'd Like Us To Donate On Behalf Of Your Purchase. Below Is The List Of The Five Organizations That Have Been Selected For 2015.


Animal Rescue Foundation

Co-founded by Elaine and Tony La Russa in 1991 ARF now holds its headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA. Its mission is to save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others lives. ARF strives to create a world where every loving dog and cat has a home, where every lonely person has a companion animal, and where children learn to care.

There are many ways to donate to this great cause. By giving to their “Support a Fund” you could choose to donate to a variety of different sectors of need: Hope Fund, Emergency Medical Fund, Pet Hug Pack, Humane Educational Fund, or Food Share fund. ARF also accepts traditional methods of donation such as monthly giving, planned giving (ex: estate planning), honoring people and pets, donating your old vehicle and many more.

Visit their website to learn more about this great organization that is helping bring animals to their lifelong families at

People Rescuing Animals...Animals Rescuing People...®- Arf

Save Mount Diablo

Save Mount Diablo's mission is to preserve Mount Diablo's peaks, surrounding foothills and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain's natural beauty, biological diversity and historic and agricultural heritage; enhance our area's quality of life; and provide recreational opportunities consistent with protection of natural resources.

You can help “Preserve, Defend, Restore, Enjoy” Mount Diablo in a lot of ways. You can adopt a part of the mountain with their Mountain Heritage Program, donate with the monthly giving circle, give as a Memorial or Tribute to someone, contribute with stock or IRA, donate a car, donate to the store or by providing a much needed article from their “wish list”.

For full details on how to Save Mount Diablo and how you can donate personally visit

Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services

For more than 40 years Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services has been improving the lives of more than 5,000 seniors each year in Contra Costa County. They work with you to assess the whole person and provide services or referrals to meet your individual needs.

Their services include: C.C. Cafes, Care Management, Fall Prevention, Friendly Visitors, Health & Wellness, Meals on Wheels.

They have an easy online system where you can donate in a variety of ways, from a monetary donation to electronics. Learn more about all the items they accept for donation and how to get involved with this caring organization by going to

Las Trampas

Founded in 1958 as a non-profit residential school by parents, family and community members, Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.

Every gift makes a difference. At Las Trampas there’s an array of ways to donate: Fund a need on their “wish list”, attend a fundraising event, donate clothing or household items to their donation programs, or shop online on AmazonSmile and .5% of your purchase amount will go directly to Las Trampas. Haven't heard the AmazonSmile program? Check it out here, its easy and free to use. For the complete list of ways to support this organization visit

Down syndrome Connection of the Bay Area

The mission of Down syndrome Connection of the Bay Area is to empower, inspire and support people with Down syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.

If you’re interested to learn more about this organization, volunteer or donate visit their website at

Perhaps you’ve heard of some of these organizations on our Holiday Giving List? Do you know of a different non-profit from the surrounding area you feel should be included next time? Let us know in the comments below!

This holiday season couldn’t be easier to give back! Come make your purchase, pick the organization you wish to have the money donated to and we’ll donate $5 for you! Feel like pitching in an extra $5 of your own? That’s no problem either.

From all of us here at Poplar Spectacles, we wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!