Compassion Week

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 6 to co-sponsor the 10th anniversary of Compassion Week, set for Oct. 15-23. Since its inception, more than 18,000 volunteers have participated in 975 projects and activities at 85 organizations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.

Compassion Week is an annual collaborative effort by the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation, Fremont Bank, multiple local faith communities and Santa Clara County. Activities bring volunteers of all ages and abilities together to support more than 50 nonprofits focusing on basic needs such as food, shelter, education and homelessness as well as supporting veterans, older adults and environmental efforts. Compassion Week remote and in-person volunteer opportunities will be available in Sunnyvale. Volunteer can register at

Businesses and groups looking to get involved with Compassion Week can email for more information.

NAMI Walk set

The annual fundraising and awareness event presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), known locally as NAMI Santa Clara County, is set for Oct. 1 at San Jose History Park.

Every year, NAMIWalks Your Way Silicon Valley raises funds for NAMI’s free programs and amplifies awareness to eliminate stigma around mental heath issues.

This year, the keynote speaker is San Francisco Giant Drew Robinson. Honorary chairpersons are Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and BrainsWay CEO Dr. Chris Von Jako.

To register for NAMIWalks Your Way, visit There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged. Participants raising at least $100 receive an event T-shirt. One hundred percent of funds raised support NAMI Santa Clara County’s free local mental health programs, resources and services.

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Source:: The Mercury News


Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of Sept. 23

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