We are pleased to present a high-quality video of our Hometown Heroes program held in October. This version features enhanced sound and editing values so you can fully enjoy this inspirational event honoring Tom Smith, Foothills Congregational Church and the Caring Communities of Mountain View and Los Altos.
We’ve been busy! Here is a quick overview of what the CSA team – staff, volunteers and community supporters – have been working on.
A BIG thank you to community members who have submitted names of their community heroes to honor during our virtual Hometown Heroes event next Thursday, October 1st, from 5:00 to 6:00PM. Here are some of the names submitted so far of individuals, businesses and organizations in Mountain View and Los Altos who have helped the community during these times of great need.
We are delighted to honor Foothills Congregational Church (FCC) as one of our 2020 Hometown Heroes. FCC shares many core values with Community Services Agency – both organizations strive to create a friendly, caring, and supportive community that helps those in need. A goal held sacred by the church is for congregants to truly live out their faith.
We are delighted to honor Tom Smith as one of our 2020 Hometown Heroes. Tom embodies the best of community volunteerism and leadership. Over the years, Tom has been involved with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1998-99, and the Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC) where he and his wife Karen are active members. In 2016, Karen and Tom received the Chamber’s coveted Walter & Marie Singer award given “to those exhibiting community service, generosity and commitment to business.”
Since the pandemic began in mid- March, CSA has had to pivot agency operations to meet increasing community need.
Overall, we have seen a 76% increase in the number of households served compared to the same period last year. That translates into over 1,000 new households who have signed up for services including groceries, rental assistance and more.
We are delighted to honor Atlassian as one of our 2019 Hometown Heroes at our awards breakfast on Thursday, September 12 at the Computer History Museum. Pictured at left – Atlassian employees recently participated in a team-building event to create sculptures from 4,000 cans of food which were then donated to CSA.
Mary is delighted to be selected as one of our three 2019 Hometown Heroes. “There are so many people who form the fabric of our community and make a difference in our daily lives who are struggling to get by. While we are beginning to address the issues of affordable housing, the reality is that progress is slow-going and a little bit at a time. I am so grateful for the work CSA does to support our neighbors in need.”
Spotlight on CSA 2018 Hometown Hero Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild We are delighted to present the third in a three-part series on this year’s Hometown Heroes. Our 2018 honorees will be celebrated at our annual awards breakfast on Thursday, September 20th at the Computer History Museum. Early bird ticket prices are $50 through September…
Spotlight on Julia Karr, 2018 Hometown Hero We are delighted to present the second in a three-part series on this year’s Hometown Heroes. Our 2018 honorees will be celebrated at our annual awards breakfast on Thursday, September 20th at the Computer History Museum. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat! At Google…