StandUp for Kids – Silicon Valley
Hardworking, dedicated volunteers hitting the streets early Saturday mornings lead by our team leads Cat & Eric. The dynamic duo works hard to plan a different route each time in hopes to find youth living on the streets. This Saturday was the best outreach yet!
Joined by Enoch and Kristin, the sun was shining, the birds chirping and the first person they met was a youth! During a 4 mile route they encountered many encampments along the freeway on/off ramps and were surprised to see some right on McLaughlin Ave. a popular, busy street in San Jose.
They ran into many teams cleaning up in the area as there must have been sweeps recently. A common challenge of living on the streets, being moved by the city with no home in site. All the folks they met were grateful to receive our care packages, socks, scarves and beanies and agreed to help spread the word about our Outreach Center, The Village. A man even told them he’s seen our flyers/posters on the bus – success!