Charity work is very important to me and to my family. I have listed some of the charities that are closest to my heart below. If anyone is moved to volunteer their time because of what they read here, I will be even more grateful than I am today.
Cityteam San Jose provides food, shelter, showers, clothing, and safety to Silicon Valley’s homeless population. It is also well-known for its outstanding recovery programs for men and women who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. Cityteam San Jose offers real help and hope to men, women,children, and families when they need it most.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is dedicated to ending local hunger. The organization provides food for nearly 250,000 people a month, making it one of the largest and most impactful food banks in the country. Fresh produce accounts for more than half of the food they distribute. In addition, Second Harvest Food Bank is a leader for the promotion of national nutrition programs, and they educate parents about how to make more nutritious food choices for their families.
The YMCA is committed to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. While many believe that the YMCA is only about exercise, it is truly devoted to balancing the mind, body, and spirit. It has numerous programs aimed at achieving this end for people of all ages, with family at its core. Children and teens develop positive values through the programs offered by the Y, which helps them grow into wiser, healthier adults. The YMCA is also dedicated to giving back, in the hopes that the seeds they plant will bloom into stronger communities.
Childfund International helps defenseless children around the world grow into adulthood with a greater potential for leading successful, healthy lives. Childfund aims to improve the underlying factors that prevent children from achieving that potential and promotes and advocates for the value and the rights of children.