Join Us for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Far too many people in our local communities are facing a dismal holiday season. In Silicon Valley, the Food Bank is serving 250,000 people per month, more than 6000 community members snaked around the block of Sacred Heart Community Services agency last weekend to register for holiday food and gifts, and CBS’s 60 Minutes recently broadcasted a sobering segment on the Valley’s unemployed. But there are ways you can help.

Contributing financially to charity, volunteering time with nonprofit agencies, donating gifts for distribution to those in need — are important ways you can make a difference. Additionally, in the Bay Area, concerned individuals and families are invited to gather on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Applied Materials Turkey Trot to raise funds for health, hope and a home.

Sure, the Turkey Trot is promoted as a great way to feel good about treating yourself to an extra serving of pumpkin pie at dinner time or as a friendly competition to see which Valley company can get the biggest team out on the course, but the most important reason to gather a group together early on a November morning is to give thanks for what we do have and to help those who are less fortunate.

Last year, the Applied Materials Turkey Trot brought out nearly 11,000 participants and raised more than $250,000 for three organizations making a difference in Silicon Valley.

Please consider starting your holiday off right by joining us at the Applied Materials Turkey Trot. Register online to help raise funds this Thanksgiving morning for Second Harvest Food Bank, The Housing Trust and The Children’s Health Initiative – charities dedicated to providing heath, hope and homes in our community.

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