Check this page frequently for details of the events below, or contact the San Jose Vet Center for details (408) 993-0729
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THESE EVENTS ARE DONE WITH THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS. Please visit the You Can Help page or call (408) 993-0729 to see how you can use your talents to help a thankful vet.
February – African American heritage month celebration
March – Women veterans celebration
April – Annual Veterans’ Resource Fair for veterans and their families Click here for details
May – Veterans appreciation celebration
May – Asian-American heritage month celebration
May – Memorial Day celebration
June – Juneteenth celebration
July – Veterans summer bar-b-que Click for Details
August – OIF/OEF veteran carnival Click for Details
September – Hispanic heritage month celebration
October – Persons with disabilities celebration
November – Native American heritage month celebration
November – Veterans day celebration
November – Thanksgiving celebration (30 turkeys are given away)
December – Holiday celebration Click for details
with Jobs, Educational, Training, Housing, Legal, Medical
and Lots More Help,
plus VA applications, Claims, Appeals
JULY – Annual July 4th Bar-b-que for all vets, active duty and family
Please watch this space for details of our 2016 celebration
August – OIF/OEF veteran carnival
Here are some pictures taken at the 2015 carnival. There was Face Painting, a Air-filled “Bouncy House”, gifts and prizes, Lots of food, a Great Band and much more.
All Vets, Active Duty, Family and Friends are invited.
There was a FREE “Pot Luck” lunch.
PLUS a Special Guest from the North Pole – Santa Clause
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES BELOW.
Dear Community Outreach team and friends in Christ! Thanks to all who helped put together our Holy Cross Lutheran Church No One Wants program this year! It was lots of work with lots of Jesus' love! The veterans families really enjoyed and appreciated the gifts and the gift cards from Holy Cross! I led the prayer before the meal at the veterans Christmas party today. It was held at the Goodwill headquarters' community room ( at Seventh and Hedding) and I helped distribute the gifts to "Santa's elves" to match the child with the age-appropriate gifts our Holy Cross members generously donated from our NOW program. They also LOVED the crocheted blankets and the beanies. The Target gift cards were really a welcome gift. The $250 gift cards for the really needy vet families were given to help them out particularly at this time of the year. One veteran was so overcome with joy at the generous gift to help him -- he couldn't believe it... he thought it was a mistake when Juanita gave his family one of our $250 Target cards-- he thought it was only supposed to be $25! Enjoy the photos! I will send them over in batches... In Jesus' outreaching love, Kath