Santa Clara, December 20, 2021: Dozens of volunteers from corporations, community groups, and local schools dedicated their time and talents to handwrite holiday cards for homebound seniors in Santa Clara County. Sourcewise received a record amount of handmade and traditional holiday cards—more than 1900+.
“These holiday cards really do bring joy and a smile to homebound seniors in our community. We are so grateful to volunteers of all ages for thinking of our elders, especially during these uncertain times,” said Aneliza Del Pinal, CEO, Sourcewise.
The Sourcewise Meals on Wheels program serves over 1,300 homebound seniors who receive 14 weekly nutritious meals who may not be able to cook for themselves due to a disability or may not have a loved one nearby to grocery shop or cook for them. The cards will be distributed to homebound seniors in the program starting Monday, December 20, 2021.
“Our team of 13 employees enjoyed making cards for homebound seniors in our community. Volunteer projects like this align with what matters to employees and reflect who we are as a company,” said Sanjay Tandon, Senior Director, Central Operations at Applied Materials.
The nonprofit organization thanks the volunteers from the following organizations who provided more than 230 hours of service. The volunteer hours will also be matched with a donation by the California Department of Aging, which will directly support the Meals on Wheels program.
- 15 Black Girls Volleyball Team, Mountain View Volleyball Club
- Applied Materials
- Balance Staffing
- Bellarmine High School
- Boys Team Charity of Saratoga
- Buscher Middle School
- Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
- Dolores Huerta Middle School
- Eastside Union High School District
- Graham Middle School
- Keenan and Associates
- Shearman & Sterling
- Swenson Builders
- Santa Clara High School
- Saratoga High School
- Westmont High School
- Wilson High School
Since 1973, the nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide adults and their caregivers the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options. In 2020, the organization served 100,235 individuals. Since the start of the pandemic, the organization has served over 2 million meals through its emergency and food programs such as Meals on Wheels, Governor’s Great Plates program, and the San Jose Together Meals on Wheels program.
Sourcewise invites individuals interested in supporting its mission along with 10 programs and services helping the aging population, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities living in Santa Clara County by donating a cash contribution or volunteering. Ways volunteers can help local seniors: include being an ambassador providing wellness calls, assembling PPE, and other critical supplies, and as a State Certified Health Insurance Counselor. For more information and to get involved, visit mysourcewise.com.
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