Compassion Connection

Compassion Connection

Join us on October 1st for Compassion Connection! Grab your small group, a student who needs community service hours, a date, stranger, whoever and come out to join 100+ of your newest friends to volunteer in the community. Whether you’re excited about helping the local community or making a difference globally there is a project for you! We will head out in smaller groups at various projects in the community and then meet up at the Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton for lunch.

Date:                                  Saturday October 1st

Schedule:                          

Projects Begin @ 9am-9:30am depending on your project.

Lunch: Arrive between 11:30am-12pm for lunch and festivities and leave as you please!

Lunch Information:

Cheza Nami, a partner of Pleasanton Unified School District, will be hosting Blue Oaks and the Tri-Valley community for their annual cultural festival featuring food, music and entertainment at the Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton. Bring a blanket to picnic and walk around enjoying the festivities while getting to know others in the community and at Blue Oaks in a fun, family friendly environment. Look for the big Blue Oaks sign to find us on the lawn. We will provide vouchers for you to eat free!

Check out this link for more info. Please note, the free event will happen from 10am to 3pm, but there are special performances and catered events happening in the Firehouse from 3pm on into the evening. If you would like to sign up for events happening after 3pm, you will need to purchase tickets online but we encourage you to come and go as you please!.

Kids Against Hunger

(Family Friendly – Children 2nd Grade+)

Did you know 10 children die per minute from starvation and malnutrition related diseases? Join us as we volunteer with Kids Against Hunger, an International organization committed to dropping that number to 0 by providing some 50 million meals per year that travel across the world and our own country directly from communities like ours. Sign up with your children, small group, and friends to spend an hour and a half packing meals together. You will want to keep signing up, you’ll have that much fun! Note: There is a suggested (but not mandatory!) donation of $20 per team member that goes towards covering the cost of the hundreds of meals we will be packing!

For groups or families serving together, because there are a limited number of spots available, please register each person individually so we can keep an accurate headcount. 

REGISTER HERE

 

Fertile GroundWorks

(Family Friendly – Children 12+) – Gardening

Want to re-create a small portion of your childhood and get a little dirty? Spend a morning with us playing in the dirt as we plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables at Fertile GroundWorks garden. Fertile GroundWorks gives 90% of their produce to Open Heart Kitchen, serving our homeless and low income neighbors. *Children 10-12 are allowed if under close supervision, but please note, we will put them to work!

For groups or families serving together, because there are a limited number of spots available, please register each person individually so we can keep an accurate headcount. 

REGISTER HERE

 

Senior Serving Party!

(Child Friendly Age 4+ Accompanied By Adult)

Hosted by Rosewood Gardens and Parkview Assisted Living & Memory Care Centers, our child and adult-friendly projects will combine various crafting-with-a-cause (cards for veterans, gift bags for the homeless, etc), music, and storytelling stations where your family or small group can serve a senior and serve WITH a senior!  Build relationships with other families and with senior members of our community, listen to their stories, and get roll up your sleeves to get a little messy

For groups or families serving together, because there are a limited number of spots available, please register each person individually so we can keep an accurate headcount. 

REGISTER HERE

 

Compassion Connection Support Team

Hangry (han-gree) adj. A type of negative emotion caused by being hungry and angry at the same time. Individuals with symptoms of “Hangry” may experience confusion, loss of life perspective, and potential road rage. Want to help us do diligence in keeping “Hangry” people off the safe streets of Pleasanton? Join us in serving our volunteers during Compassion Connection by making sure snacks and water are plentiful and that lunch is ready to go!

For groups or families serving together, because there are a limited number of spots available, please register each person individually so we can keep an accurate headcount. 

REGISTER HERE

 

Pleasanton Unified School District: The Hanger

Does the word “organize” send small shivers of delight up your spine? If this is true this is the right project for you! Spend time laughing, engaging, and serving Pleasanton Unified School District together by tackling various cleaning and organizational projects in their new community closet “The Hanger,” which provides clothes and supplies to people in our community in need.

For groups or families serving together, because there are a limited number of spots available, please register each person individually so we can keep an accurate headcount. 

REGISTER HERE