As a Santa Clara County resident, you are probably well aware of the extremely high cost of living in this area. You are probably also aware of just how hard it is for some families to make ends meet. If you have been looking for a way to make a positive impact in your community and help those who are less fortunate than you, then consider donating your car to charity through Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.

This post is the first in a series where we will share with you some of the many ways that your car donation benefits the residents of Santa Clara County. Continue reading today’s post, to learn how we use the money from your vehicle donation to fund our efforts to provide food to those in need in our community and call to learn how easy it is to donate your vehicle to charity.

Senior Nutrition Program

Our Senior Nutrition Program is geared toward helping those who are 60 years of age and older. Five days a week, we provide hot, nutritious meals in a fun social setting at two different sites in Santa Clara County. Our goal in this program is not only to provide healthy filling meals, but also to promote the role of nutrition in preventative health care.

Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Action Center

The Spartan Keyes CORAL Moves program is a drop-in center, after-school program that is open to all students in the neighborhood. As these students are in school five days a week, our program is also offered five days a week from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Once a month, we partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food to local residents.

Handicapables Program

The Handicapables Program of Catholic Charities is designed to create socialization opportunities for both adults and seniors with disabilities so that they can enjoy common interests and develop relationships. They are able to take part in a bi-monthly gathering with an optional mass at a parish within the Diocese of San Jose. These gatherings include lunch, group discussions, entertainment, and speakers.

CORAL After-School Program

Our K-8 after-school program focuses on helping children improve their academic achievement through homework support. Additionally, we offer sports and other enrichment activities at each of our 22 school sites. Our goal is to involve students, families, schools, and community-based organizations so that we can work together towards a brighter future for the youth of Santa Clara County. 

Donating your car to charity has a far-reaching impact that will greatly benefit many people in your community. If you don’t have a vehicle that you can donate, then consider volunteering your time to help at one of our community-outreach programs. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County cares about working together as a community to make us stronger as a whole. Make sure to check back for the next post in this series where we’ll share with you how we provide housing from your vehicle donation.