Friday, November 26, 2010

Sunnyvale Community Services Annual Christmas Holiday Auction

As you may know, I serve on the board of directors for Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS), a nonprofit organization since 1970 that works to prevent hunger and homelessness for thousands of local community members. Matter of fact, I was just named its Treasurer and volunteer my time and talents.

Unfortunately, the number of struggling families and individuals in Sunnyvale has grown as the recession continues as people lost their jobs or have had their hours cut back. In fact, last year we served three times as many people as we did in 2005.

I’m contacting you today to invite you to:

• Sunnyvale Community Services Annual Christmas Holiday Auction
• 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 2nd
• 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
• Please bring an unwrapped toy or gift for a child, teen or household

The auction features delicious food and beverages as well as a chance to bid on wonderful gifts and vacation packages, all donated by local businesses and friends of SCS! Of course, all proceeds go to SCS, enabling us to provide food and financial support during the holidays and throughout the year. You can do your holiday shopping and help others at the same time by joining in this fun community event! (For a list of auction items, please visit our website.)

The auction also doubles as a Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce mixer, so you can do your business some good as well! Remember to bring your business cards. This is a festive night of food, friends, helping out, and having fun, and I would personally love to see you there! Remember, the price of admission is a toy or gift.

If you can’t make it to the holiday auction, you can still help local families by making a financial gift to SCS. We’re striving to raise more than $500,000 during the holiday season to serve more than 8,000 individuals in the coming year. Every dollar donated makes a difference, helping to keep struggling neighbors housed and fed. (For example, a gift of $50 keeps a family sheltered for one night, and $1,000 buys 300 jars of peanut butter for hungry families.)

To donate to SCS or learn more about our services, our clients, or how our funds are used, please visit our website. You may also call me directly at 408-830-0092. I would be delighted to talk with you!

Thanks for reading!

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