Back-to-School Program

Many families in our area struggle to afford school supplies for their children. Each summer, CSA holds a Back-to-School Distribution to help these children start the new school year ready to learn. Families will receive a $50 gift card for each school-aged child. Please consider making a gift to support this program so we can serve all children in need in our community. If you are in need of services, call us at 650-968-0836 to sign up.


Call or email Kate Lincoln at 650-988-5073, ext 151 or email [email protected].


Sunday, April 24th, 2022 – 2:00 to 3:30PM

Rengstorff Park – Mountain View, CA

CSA is thrilled to once again host Empty Bowls, our annual fundraiser for the Homeless Services Department, in person! This year looks a little different from our previous events; instead of soup, we will fill your bowl with ice cream. Join us for Sundaes on a Sunday on April 24, 2022, 2:00-3:30pm at Rengstorff Park.

Since 1991, CSA has partnered with the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild in a unique fundraiser started by pottery makers in Michigan to support the unhoused members of their community. Empty Bowls events now support homeless services programs throughout the country.

Homelessness has surged in our community since the start of the pandemic, and last year, we served nearly 700 unhoused clients. This rapidly expanding population needs our help now more than ever.

This is our only annual fundraiser supporting services for the unhoused. Tickets are $25 for seniors ages 55+, $35 for adults, and $10 for children under 12. Each ticket comes with a hand-crafted bowl, delicious ice cream generously donated by the Miramonte Avenue Baskin Robbins, and other treats!

If you or your employer are interested in sponsoring the event, please download the sponsorship form and return it by March 25, 2022.

We are looking forward to seeing you on April 24th. Purchase your tickets or donate now!

Please note: CSA will follow the health and safety guidelines recommended by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department for this event.


Our Young Professionals (YP) group is geared toward individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who want to address the issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness in our community. YP members volunteer at events, plan small fundraisers to support CSA’s work and serve as ambassadors in the community. Click HERE if you are interested in learning more about YP, or send us a message at [email protected].