I have been organizing with Volunteers “Annual Coat Giving and Soup event since 2012 every year second week of December. This event started in 2002. We are helping more then 300 families every year.
Grace Baptist Church in San Jose. About 150 volunteers from around 11 different congregations served over 270 people. We distributed ~ 630 coats and gave out community resources with the VA, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, and United Way 211. We also had Foothill Community Health Center giving flu shots and medical support. We would like to thank all sponsors and volunteers for such wonderful event! (I joined the efforts with 35 my volunteers and provided hot soup for 150 people)
Every year I and my volunteers group joined many others for a tree planting organized by Canopy since 2013
California Coastal Cleanup Day which was held on September, 19th. This is the State’s largest volunteer event organized by Ocean Conservancy and part of the International Coastal Cleanup. In 2014, more than 1,190,000 pounds of garbage and recycled materials were collected by approximately 67,000 volunteers statewide. In 2015, from 50 sites, Gilroy to Palo Alto, over 1,800 volunteers cleaned more than 75 miles of shoreline and creek by collecting more than 49,000 pounds of garbage and nearly 3,000 pounds of recyclable materials. Pacifica Institute has been supporting this even in the past and will be looking for supporting next events.
I organized with our Volunteers breakfast fundraising breakfast for “North California Wildfire Victims”.
Every year I have organized MLK Day, I started in 2012. The group of our volunteers with other members of the community for the Annual Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s Day of Service to give back to our city in the memory and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also gives everyone participating an opportunity to stand side by side with individuals of different faiths as we work to achieve a common goal. There were many activities such as book sorting, painting, gardening, arts and crafts, singing and even making a delicious barbecue. The day had started with a lovely breakfast and moved on to everyone giving a hand to donate books, create materials for children to benefit from and to beautify. We started with very limited volunteers and now we have 548 volunteers last year events.
Thanks for joining us at our 8th Annual MLK Jr. Multifaith Day of Service. We hope that the experience of working together with members of other faiths and cultures on community service projects was both rewarding and meaningful.
Together with almost 530 volunteers from many different faith traditions we enjoyed breakfast together, beautified 2 local schools, sang joyous songs at 3 senior centers, assembled care kits and soup mixes, worked on 3 park restoration projects, served a BBQ lunch at a homeless shelter, helped create crocheted wigs for young cancer patients, and crafted blankets, baby caps, and stuffed animals for children.