Thanksgiving is not only a perfect time to spend with friends and family, but also a time to give to the less fortunate in the community. These Thanksgiving events offer a variety of options for celebrating and giving back this holiday season.
APPLIED MATERIALS SILICON VALLEY TURKEY TROT
Thursday, November 22
Santa Clara and First Streets | San Jose
This annual Thanksgiving run, now in its 14th year, has been voted as one of the best in the nation and is presented by Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Join other Bay Area residents in Downtown San Jose and start the holiday season on the right foot by taking part in the 5K run/walk, 10K run, or Kids Fun Run. The annual race provides families in need with health, hope and a home, raising over $7.8 million for local charitable programs.
VOLUNTEER WITH DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street | San Francisco
Downtown Streets Team provides homeless and low-income men and women with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. Through collaboration between the private sector, government agencies, social service agencies, and most importantly, the community, the organization's ultimate goal is to transition these men and women into employment, offering hope and opening the doors to other opportunities.