Compassion Bridges is grateful for the incredible outpouring of support to train and equip students and uplift hurting families during these difficult times. Our vision and dream continues on to reach out to Bay Area children and youth through after school Kids Club programs, camps, public school outreach events, leadership training seminars and special family outreach events. As public schools and larger gatherings are beginning to open up we hope to continue our work in more personal ways. The needs are great and the pressures and anxieties students and families are facing are real. We are honored to be a small source of hope and blessings to others.
East Side San Jose COVID Family Outreach
Because of Covid-19 and school restrictions and closings Compassion Bridges added a monthly feeding program in East San Jose in collaboration with the Alum Rock School district and other non-profits. Starting in May 2020 we partnered local businesses, individuals and other other non-profits to come along side hurting families in need. Since May ’20 we have served over 2000 families with bags of groceries as well as additional grocery store gift cards, and encouragements to help them through this difficult time. For this season we have adapted our work to serve students and our community hit hard by job losses, depression, and lack of resources to provide for their families. Thank-you for coming along side of our work to bring hope to so many. Our next outreach is on November 8th in East SJ. Contact us if you want to volunteer or donate money to buy food or gift cards for this outreach,.
Afghan Refugee Outreach
This Fall Compassion Bridges is helping network with other Bay Area churches and leaders and non-profits to see how we can serve the coming surge of Afghan refugees after the US pull-out in August. Fremont just north of San Jose is largest hub of Afghans in the United States. Keivan our Director has worked with numerous refugee families in the past and knows Farsi/Dari the language Afghans speak so strategically it is very important in coordinating efforts and understanding the need of these refugees here and possibly thousands more who will come, in the coming months and year. We hope that along side many other non-profits we can be a source of hope and healing and grace for these hurting individuals and families who have gone through so much pain and loss.
If there’s anything we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us here.