Make Hope A Tradition

Help us continue our 50 year tradition of uniting the community this holiday season. Our goal is to provide 7,200 food boxes and 16,500 toys, bicycles, and books, but we need your help!

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Give a monetary donation, a turkey or a gift.

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Organize a group and multiple your donation efforts.

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Give your time and make a difference in the lives of families in need.

Your donation will change lives

First you come because of your heart. You start out by using your hands. The next step is to start using your head. Look for something that needs improvement, and improve it!


Sometimes Phyllis comes Sacred Heart for help. She’s small, thin, and very kindhearted. Last year, Phyllis came the day before Thanksgiving searching for food. To her dismay, she heard that we had run out of holiday turkeys. That’s when a volunteer saved the day by making sure that she got one. Phyllis immediately started to cry. She smiled, cried tears of joy, and said thank you to everyone in sight. She was surprised and excited and joyful all at once. Phyllis said “tomorrow when I eat this I will be thinking of you.” We told her “we’ll be thinking of you too, Phyllis.”

We currently need toys and books for children living in poverty.

Holiday Food and Toy Drives

YOU can make a huge difference in a family’s life by organizing a drive!

Follow These Easy Steps:
  1. Choose your team: Invite your co-workers, classmates or teammates to participate in your drive. You can collect at your place of worship or with friends, family and neighbors!
  2. Choose your item: Would you like to collect Turkeys, Pop Top Cans, or Toys. For Details about our Pop Top Can Needs, click here
  3. Register your drive and start collecting: Register your drive with us!
  4. Celebrate your success! Gather your team’s collection and bring it to Sacred Heart. Let us know when you come and we’ll take photos of your group with your donation.
Tool kit to get you started:

You can find some sample letters/emails to edit for inviting your team to participate in your drive. Don’t forget to explain in your invite why this is important to you!

Brochures and Posters:

These are some of our brochures and posters that will help you to promote your drive!

Holiday Services Information

You can sign up for our Holiday 2014 Program on Friday, Nov. 7th, time TBD. Limited appointments are available – first come, first served.

Our Thanksgiving and Christmas food program is available for families living in these zip codes: 95110, 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95134. If you currently don’t have a physical address you can still sign up for our non-cooking bags.

Our Toy Box program is available for all children under 18 years old, regardless of where they live.

In order to sign up for our program, you need to bring an ID for EACH member of your household and a current proof of address.

Acceptable documents for adults:

  • Government Issued Picture ID
  • Passport

For children under 18:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Card
  • Medi-Cal or Healthy Families Card
  • All documents must have child’s FULL NAME and COMPLETE BIRTHDATE

Acceptable documents for proof of address:

  • Current PG&E Bill or any other bill with your name & address, received in the last 30 days.
  • Any MAIL correspondence with your name and address received in the last 30 days.

Not in our zip code area? Call Second Harvest Food Bank 1-800-984-3663 and they’ll refer you to the appropriate agency.

Sacred Heart Community Service

Sacred Heart Community Service is dedicated to bringing our community together to address poverty in Silicon Valley. Through a comprehensive array of resources, services, and community involvement initiatives, SHCS is making a real impact in the lives of working poor families.

Our vision is a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty.

Board of Directors Meeting

Every other month, Friday mornings at 7AM

Next Meeting: Friday, August 29, 2014
Second Floor Conference Room

Agency Hours
  • Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9AM to 4PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM to 6PM
  • Friday: 9AM to Noon
Register for services
  • Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9AM to 3PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM to 5PM
  • Friday: 9AM to 11AM
We will be closed
  • Saturday, Aug 30 & Monday, Sep 1 (Labor Day)
  • Friday, Sep 5
  • Saturday, Sep 13
  • Thursday, Nov 27 to Saturday, Nov 29 (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, Dec 24 to Saturday, Dec 27 (Christmas)
Drop By
  • Sacred Heart Community Service
  • 1381 South First St.
  • San José, CA 95110
Call Us
  • T: (408) 278-2160
  • F: (408) 885-9071
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