Gift of Hope program returns, seeks volunteers

The annual Gift of Hope program, organized by West Valley Community Services, which helps provide some holiday cheer to homeless and low-income families is returning this week.

According to organizers, this year more than 300 families will receive jackets, blankets, pillows, household goods and appliances, and toys for children.

Other organizations from across the region sponsor families under the WVCS umbrella, helping to share the joy of the season with as many as possible. Cupertino Rotary is set to sponsor 40 families this year, and other partners include a number of large companies, local YMCAs, community foundations and faith organizations, and Assemblymember Evan Low.

Volunteers are needed for the preparation period that runs from today, December 2, through Friday, December 6, as well as on December 10. These times are for gift sorting and inventory efforts. Shifts are at WVCS, 10104 Vista Dr. in Cupertino.

Volunteers are also needed for the day-of-event activities, particularly set up and clean up, on Saturday, December 14. That event is at West Valley Presbyterian Church, 6191 Bollinger Rd. in Cupertino.

To sign up for a shift or see more information about Gift of Hope, click here.

If you aren’t able to donate your time, you can sponsor a family or donate here.

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