October 7 – 15
Compassion Week brings people of all ages and abilities together for a week in October to build a strong, compassionate, and empathetic community. Through volunteer opportunities, participants expand their understanding of local and global needs. Operated in partnership with multiple local faith communities, the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation, Fremont Bank, and County of Santa Clara Supervisor Joe Simitian, Compassion Week encourages individuals, groups, and families to engage in acts of service. Since its inception in 2012, over 21,000 volunteers have participated in Compassion Week activities, supporting over 85 nonprofits.
Help us kick off Compassion Week!
KICKOFF—Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kickoff will be held at the Mountain View Civic Center Plaza.
9:00 AM-10:30 AM will be a community forum focusing on community in action, moderated by County Supervisor Joe Simitian, held in the City Council chambers.
10:30 AM-12:00 PM will be a volunteer fair with a number of project opportunities including packing mental health kits for inmates at Elmwood, painting pots for shelter residents, and writing cards encouraging veterans.
While you’re certainly not expected to, I hope you’ll be able to make it for some or all of Saturday morning’s festivities.