CV Outreach changes how they provide for families

This year, CV Outreach will be collecting donations through GoFundMe (https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021holidaycvoutreach) to fund its outreach programs. The money raised will go to providing families with a turkey and a pie along with some small gifts for the Holiday season. CV Outreach has so far raised almost $9,000 towards its $42,000 goal.

“We are collecting donations until the end of October and then on Nov. 21 the families will be provided with a turkey, a pie, and some small gift cards to help out with the holiday season,” said Laney Vaughn, a community service commissioner in the leadership class.

CV Outreach is a non-profit organization that does charity work around Castro Valley. It usually does the canned food drive and the Adopt-a-family fundraisers with CVHS, where it would collect canned goods and money from every class and redistribute the goods to Castro Valley families and also provide Christmas trees. This year CV Outreach is unable to collect canned goods because of coronavirus and cannot distribute trees because of the recent fires.

CV Outreach and the CVHS leadership class had to overcome some obstacles to get this done.

“The most difficult part of trying to plan this change was trying to decide how best to serve our community who needs our services, and how to do so safely and within Covid protocols,” said Karen Collopy, a member of CV Outreach.

Vaughn gave some examples of challenges the leadership class has faced trying to do the outreaches this year. “The struggle for the leadership class is that we don’t have as much of a part in it anymore; we don’t get to shop for the gifts, wrap them, and make connections with the families when we deliver them,” Vaughn said.

According to Collopy, CV Outreach plans to go back to normal next year. “We hope to be back to our regular outreach program next year, where we can collect canned foods, assemble boxes of food, and deliver holiday gifts,” said Collopy

CV Outreach usually gives to about 150 families a year and is trying to meet that goal this year. 

“It is extremely important to us that we pivot like the world is, to ensure we provide something special for our families in need during the holiday season,” said Connie Ma, a member of CV Outreach.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, CV Outreach is changing the ways it supports the community through the school. 

This year, CV Outreach will be collecting donations through GoFundMe (https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021holidaycvoutreach) to fund its outreach programs. The money raised will go to providing families with a turkey and a pie along with some small gifts for the Holiday season. CV Outreach has so far raised almost $9,000 towards its $42,000 goal.

“We are collecting donations until the end of October and then on Nov. 21 the families will be provided with a turkey, a pie, and some small gift cards to help out with the holiday season,” said Laney Vaughn, the community service commissioner in the leadership class.

CV Outreach is a non-profit organization that does charity work around Castro Valley. It usually does the canned food drive and the Adopt-a-family fundraisers with CVHS, where it would collect canned goods and money from every class and redistribute the goods to Castro Valley families, also providing Christmas trees. This year CV Outreach is unable to collect canned goods because of coronavirus and cannot distribute trees because of the recent fires.

CV Outreach and the CVHS leadership class had to overcome some obstacles to get this done.

“The most difficult part of trying to plan this change was trying to decide how best to serve our community who needs our services, and how to do so safely and within Covid protocols,” said Karen Collopy, a member of CV Outreach.

Vaughn gave some examples of challenges the leadership class has faced trying to do the outreaches this year. “The struggle for the leadership class is that we don’t have as much of a part in it anymore; we don’t get to shop for the gifts, wrap them, and make connections with the families when we deliver them,” Vaughn said.

According to Collopy, CV Outreach plans to go back to normal next year. “We hope to be back to our regular outreach program next year, where we can collect canned foods, assemble boxes of food, and deliver holiday gifts,” said Collopy

CV Outreach usually gives to about 150 families a year and is trying to meet that goal this year. 

“It is extremely important to us that we pivot like the world is, to ensure we provide something special for our families in need during the holiday season,” said Connie Ma, a member of CV Outreach.

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