In 2016 we surpassed our goal of 2,000 volunteers, and we hope to do the same this year, October 2–8. We will be going beyond our Sanctuary walls and into the world by serving our brothers and sisters. With more than 100 projects, everyone has an opportunity to serve, regardless of age or varied abilities. Consider blocking out an afternoon, a day, or the whole week to serve in our community. Project leaders are an important part of our service! If you are interested in leading a project or learning more about Compassion Week, contact Nadine Tadeo.
Highlights From Compassion Week 2016
Thank you to all who participated in Compassion Week 2016! Instead of holding worship services on October 9, we volunteered in our community, engaging in acts of service all week. Projects ranged from home construction to bicycle repair, food sorting to dinner serving, and more. It was life-changing for many in our community, and we hope it made an impact on your own life, as well.
Here are a few numbers reflecting our work:
- 110 service projects
- 2,034 volunteers
- 4,864 volunteer hours
- 201,800+ people directly served!
We have two videos highlighting our work, one about our volunteers and one about some of the agencies we partnered with. They are below.
FAQsWhy does Los Altos UMC have a yearly Compassion Week? What is the goal of Compassion Week?
If you have any additional questions about Compassion Week, please contact Jan McDaniel.