This year we are launching a new program that will enable our members  to support our selected local charity organizations as a group.   SCC members have graciously agreed to volunteer their time, labor and money to help support theses charities that provide our neighbors in need with assistance and special programs that will improve their quality of life.   Any money donated will come from the individual members and will not be coming from SCC funds.

The SCC membership has selected five charities to support in 2021.  We will focus on a different charity throughout the year.

If you want SCC points for your donation, and the charity can not provide us with the details, contact Maxine Wiley at wiley_ma@sbcglobal.net with pertinent information.  Your donation information will be kept private and not be shared with anyone other than the Points Chair for SCC.

Turning Wheels for Kids

Our last charity this year is Turning Wheels for Kids.

Turning Wheels for Kids, will culminate in a Big Bike Build on December 4th.   TWFK will make it possible for several hundred bikes to be built by volunteers which will include members of SCC, headed by the Niehans.  This year members of SCC have donated enough money to make it possible for TWFK to buy between 107-112 bikes and bike equipment.     

On November 14th, the volunteers who signed up to help with the Big Bike Build will be gathering at the home of Tish and Dan Niehans for lunch and a training session. Being part of the Big Bike Build, which will be held December 4th, is a yearly highlight for many of our members. Rarely do you get such positive reports on charity work by many of our members who have previously been part of the Big Bike Build. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Thanks to all of you who are participating, with special thanks to Tish and Dan for organizing, and heading this great charity event.

Turning Wheels for Kids

Hope’s Corner

Our third charity this year was Hope’s Corner.

Hope’s Corner, located in Mountain View, fills the need for the people in the area who are hungry due to low income, and cannot afford both food or rent, or who are homeless.

On October 30th, we had a group of volunteers who helped serve breakfast at Hope’s Corner. Thanks to all of you who have donated your time, money, and items to this drive. We raised $825.00 for Hope’s Corner and donated toiletries, clothes, backpacks, duffle bags and over 150 decorated bags for their clients.

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JW House

Our Second charity this year was JW house.

In late May, a group of SCC volunteers and donors made it possible for 30 meals to be delivered to the JW House for their clients.   SCC members also contributed several items to fill the JW Pantry such as water bottles, dried fruit, chips, and cookies etc.   Thanks to all who donated their time and food items.

JW House


Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley was a top choice and the first charity that we supported.

Our Virtual Food Drive raised $8,629 before matching funds!  Thank you to the many generous participants who donated to this drive.  Also, thank you to the friends of Ron Minearo who donated or increased their donations in a tribute of your high regard for Ron and his contributions to SCC.  As a result, we have far exceeded our original fund-raising goal.

Second Harvest Food Bank

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