A BIG thank you to community members who have submitted names of their community heroes to honor during our virtual Hometown Heroes event next Thursday, October 1st, from 5:00 to 6:00PM. Here are some of the names submitted so far of individuals, businesses and organizations in Mountain View and Los Altos who have helped the community during these times of great need.
We are delighted to honor Foothills Congregational Church (FCC) as one of our 2020 Hometown Heroes. FCC shares many core values with Community Services Agency – both organizations strive to create a friendly, caring, and supportive community that helps those in need. A goal held sacred by the church is for congregants to truly live out their faith.
We are delighted to honor Tom Smith as one of our 2020 Hometown Heroes. Tom embodies the best of community volunteerism and leadership. Over the years, Tom has been involved with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1998-99, and the Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC) where he and his wife Karen are active members. In 2016, Karen and Tom received the Chamber’s coveted Walter & Marie Singer award given “to those exhibiting community service, generosity and commitment to business.”
Since the pandemic began in mid- March, CSA has had to pivot agency operations to meet increasing community need.
Overall, we have seen a 76% increase in the number of households served compared to the same period last year. That translates into over 1,000 new households who have signed up for services including groceries, rental assistance and more.
Hello CSA Volunteers, On behalf of the entire agency, I am extending a gigantic THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for your selfless work throughout the year and especially during this health cris. Our rock star volunteers help out in so many ways, working side by side with our staff to meet the needs…
Treat Yourself, CSA’s first ever self-care event for our unhoused clients this past Saturday, was a big success, drawing over 40 clients for a day of activities, refreshments and distribution of personal care items. Special thanks to volunteers from 23andMe and The Reclamation Project who helped throughout the morning and afternoon.
In keeping with CSA’s mission to preserve and promote the dignity of our clients, the agency is holding the first-ever daylong event designed to provide a sense of well-being and belonging for our unhoused clients on Saturday, June 1. Billed as Treat Yourself from a sketch on the popular television series Parks and Rec, the event will include games, art activities, refreshments and a distribution of personal care items.
It’s National Volunteer month, and we are delighted to feature some of our wonderful volunteers in our ongoing #BecauseICare campaign. This week we salute Nicole Schreiber, Chair of our Young Professionals group.
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“In the 14 years I have been working at CSA I have come across so many amazing volunteers. There are no words to express, nor anything we could ever do to thank all of the volunteers enough for being a part of our team, going above and beyond to make our community a better place! Volunteers are a true support for CSA staff and clients. I can’t imagine CSA without volunteers. From our Hearts we love you and with our hands we applaud you.”
It’s National Volunteer month, and we are delighted to feature some of our wonderful volunteers in our ongoing #BecauseICare campaign. This week we salute Paul Davis, a CSA Board member and a volunteer in our Food & Nutrition Center.
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