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Father Joe’s Villages was voted “San Diego’s Best Charity” in the 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll. Thank you to all who chose Father Joe’s Villages as a San Diego Best Charity!


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Father Joe’s Villages was voted San Diego’s Best Charity in the 2018 Union-Tribune Readers Poll.

San Diego Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll

For 10 years, the San Diego Union-Tribune has had their readers vote for their selections in more than 175 categories for San Diego County’s “Best of the Best.” This year, we are honored to announce that Father Joe’s Villages was voted “San Diego’s Best Charity” in the 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll.

To kick off the Readers Poll each year, San Diegans nominate the businesses and individuals they think deserve recognition. Once the nomination period ends, the top 10 companies or individuals in each category are placed on the ballot. Ballots are then cast online for San Diego Union-Tribune readers to vote on. After being nominated by readers in an initial vote, Father Joe’s Villages stood out as the best among 10 other nominated charities— including The Salvation Army and Union Gospel Mission.

For over 60 years, Father Joe’s Villages has worked to end homelessness in San Diego one life at a time. We have had the privilege of working alongside other great companies in our pursuit to create a brighter San Diego.

Support from the San Diego Community

We choose to support Father Joe’s Villages because they are committed to driving real change in San Diego, not just placing a bandaid on the situation. We have a duty to give back to the community we belong to, especially with organizations that share our own company values. Our associates know that that there are people here who need extra support in getting back on their feet and breaking the cycle of poverty and Father Joe’s is helping overcome this in the right ways.

Mike Schleyhahn, President/CEO, San Diego Fluid System Technologies

Other businesses had more to say:

Kiran Analytics has been proud to sponsor events and initiatives at Father Joe’s Villages. It is core to who we are as a company to invest in bettering our community. Our employees take pride in the fact that they are a part of something positive that is bigger that our individual or corporate ambitions. While unintended—our community service contributions are a powerful recruiting tool, helping us to attract and retain, positive, energetic people who want to make the world a better place.

Jim DeLapa, CEO, Kiran Analytics, Inc.

Through 67 years of helping people who are homeless in San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages has found that unlocking solutions requires more than just a place to call home. We must work together to invest in the future of San Diego. Donations from local businesses, foundations and individuals are the only way to make these critical programs possible.

Ed Witt, Owner, Witt Lincoln

This is the first year that “San Diego’s Best Charity” has been awarded by the San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll, and Father Joe’s Villages is proud to accept the title.