Back to School

July 29, 2023

CSA is seeking donations so we can purchase gift cards for this year’s Back to School event. Unhoused families will receive gift cards to buy what they most need so their children can have a successful school year.

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, we will offer $50 gift cards to each child. With your help, we can increase that amount. Please make an online donation here or you can drop off Target gift cards in $25 denominations to our office at 204 Stierlin Rd.

Thank you for your support of children in need in our community!

Interested in sponsoring the event or other questions?

Call or email Brandon Sheirich at 650-988-5073; ext 149 or email [email protected].

Empty Bowls: Fundraiser for Homeless Services

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sundaes on a Sunday

Rengstorff Park, Mountain View

Back by popular demand, CSA hosts our annual Homeless Services fundraiser as an ice cream sundae party in the park for the second year in a row. Empty Bowls, traditionally a soup supper, became Sundaes on a Sunday to accommodate an outdoor take on the worldwide phenomena pairing potters to fundraise for organizations serving the homeless. Featuring bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children’s activities, this year’s event takes place on Sunday, April 30th from 2-4pm in Rengstorff Park. Purchase your tickets online now, we expect this fundraiser to sell out.

With thanks to Baskin Robbins for the delicious ice cream and OVCAG for the beautiful bowls.

Empty Bowls will be at the BBQ Area of the park on Crisanto Ave. Parking may be limited – consider biking or taking the Mountain View Community Shuttle. Overflow parking is available at the Mountain View Senior Center.

Thank you for your interest in Empty Bowls. This event is now sold out! You can still make a donation in support of CSA Homeless Services at the link on this page.


Call or email Brandon Sheirich at 650-988-5073; ext 149 or email [email protected].


Empty Glasses is an event organized by the Young Professionals group as a fundraiser for CSA and a chance to taste wines and tour a beautiful vineyard. Proceeds from the event will go directly to our unhoused and low-income clients by providing case management, emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, food, access to showers and healthcare and other safety net services.

Tickets are $45. Ticket sales end on October 14, 2022 and cannot be purchased on day of event. Wine may also be purchased from Sept. 1 – Oct 31 directly from Portola Vineyards and 30% of the sales will be donated to CSA if you use the code: CSA2022 at checkout.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Portola Vineyards

850 Los Trancos Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028


Call or email Brandon Sheirich at 650-988-5073; ext 149 or email [email protected].


Join Us For Hometown Heroes

Cheers to the Champions!


Consider purchasing tickets to Empty Glasses next month! Scroll down for more information.

CSA Honors

St. Athanasius Church

Bruce Barsi


CSA’s Hometown Heroes honors those who have gone above and beyond for the community of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. This year’s event will be a luncheon on Wednesday, September 21st at the Los Altos History Museum. We hope to see you there! You can purchase tickets, make a donation, or sponsor a table now.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 – 11:15 to 1:00PM

Los Altos History Museum – Los Altos, CA

Lunch & Champagne toast!


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].