AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Community Action Projects

Community Action Projects

GIFTS FOR TEENS

The Gifts for Teens project provides community support and help to homeless and low-income San Jose teenagers. Sturdy duffels and totes, about 1,500 bags, are stuffed with fun and practical gifts and distributed at holiday time to teens living in poverty. 

Newsletter November 2014    Holiday Boutique Supports Local Scholarships
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Newsletter November 2014 Holiday Boutique Supports Local Scholarships

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | No Comments

Who are these smiling women? Each of them received scholarships from AAUW San Jose last year. You can help bring smiles and financial assistance to another group of deserving women by shopping at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday November 15. Your purchases will support the Local Scholarship Fund and give you a head start with your holiday shopping. You’ll find gift baskets, hand-crafts, baked goods and much more at our Headquarters at 1165 Minnesota Ave (next door to the Willow Glen Library). Open from 9 am to 3 pm. Please come and bring your friends! Read about the Holiday Boutique and more in the November BONFIRE.

Fill a Bag – Spread Holiday Joy
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Fill a Bag – Spread Holiday Joy

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Imagine the smile on a disadvantaged or homeless teen’s face then they receive an unexpected holiday gift. Get a head start and begin holiday shopping early by contributing to Gifts for Teens and help AAUW San Jose make this scenario a reality! Visit the Gifts for Teens web site to learn more about this project and to make a donation. Make a difference in the life of a teenager this holiday season. www.gifts4teens.org Volunteers are needed to fill over 1000 gift bags and totes in December. To volunteer contact beverly@gifts4teens.org to schedule a date and time to help.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Kicks off Warm Hearts Drive
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Kicks off Warm Hearts Drive

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AAUW San Jose’s Community Action Project, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, kicks off its annual Warm Hearts project. From November to March NHN collects new or gently used warm clothing (hats, scarves, gloves, jackets, sweaters, and underwear – large to extra large sizes preferred) as well as blankets and sleeping bags. The project benefits the homeless clients of Santa Maria Urban Ministry in San Jose. To donate, contact AAUW San Jose at info@aauwsanjose.org. here.

San Jose Branch Open House

San Jose Branch Open House

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Invite a friend, neighbor or co-worker to come to the San Jose Branch Open House on Thursday, January 29, 7:00-8:30 pm, and join in our mission to advance equity for women and girls. Learn more about becoming a member here.