Andy Garcia-Romo , Volunteer Coordinator & Program Impact Analyst 645 Wool Creek Drive San Jose, CA 95112 firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 634-5104
Since 1997, Sunday Friends has been offering day-long programs on Sundays that bring together very low-income families to work together, learn together, earn together, and share in the healthy, warm, productive, mutually-supportive community.
Family members engage in hands-on learning arts and carfts activities, create gifts for children in hospitals and for nursing home residents, and prepare and serve healthy meals. They attend classes for health, nutrition, and computer skills. Through their participation, family members earn "tickets," the currency of Sunday Friends, redeemable for essential goods from the Treasure Chest.
The Working Alternative to Charity
At Sunday Friends, our core focus is "Learn & Earn". Our families work together to participate in educational activities and earn credits to spend on basic necessities.
Adjusting to COVID-19
As with most people, our families were hit hard from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our organization has adapted to these difficult times by offering online education and increased access to basic necessities.
We host a bi-monthly Drive-Thru event with our amazing volunteer team to hand out basic necessities. They also help us collect basic necessities.
Additionally, our organization serves as a resource for other social aid opportunities and as a source of community support.