CBJ’s Holiday Giving in 2020

CBJ is committed to helping local families in need this season. We have numerous opportunities for getting involved.

CBJ is committed to helping local families in need this season. We have numerous opportunities for getting involved.

Second Harvest Virtual Fundraising Campaign:

Help vulnerable neighbors on behalf of CBJ.

As our community deals with the COVID-19 public health crisis, neighbors experiencing or on the brink of poverty are disproportionately impacted. Working families who rely on hourly wages are scared as shifts and pay are being cut.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley remains committed to providing nutritious food to anyone who needs it. Help us reach our goal to help Second Harvest respond to the increased need and continue providing food all throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties! Please donate now >>

LifeMoves – Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Maple Street Shelter Fundraising Campaign

This is the first time in years we won’t be serving dinner on Christmas Eve for our neighbors at Maple Street. The holiday season is difficult for families and individuals experiencing homelessness, but CBJ is working hard to provide a warm and festive experience for all. All donations go directly to supporting families in need, giving them a happy, joyous holiday experience.

Hygiene Kit assembly with NBCC Church

In this season, we want to meet practical needs of those in crisis in our local community by assembling hygiene kits that will be distributed by our partner organizations, CityTeam and WeHOPE. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families and kids to participate in creating the kits.
With more than 27,000 homeless brothers and sisters living in the 4 Bay Area Counties WeHOPE serves, the need for hygiene items has increased by more than 40% since the shelter in place order went into place in March of this year. The simple gift of a bar of soap or a bottle of hand sanitizer can literally save a life in the midst of this pandemic. Each item provides our homeless brothers and sisters dignity and the knowledge that someone thought of them and cared enough to create a kit for them.

Hygiene Kit Items

Each kit should include the 10 travel-sized items from the list below and placed in a 1-gallon-size “ziplock” resealable bag.
  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioner
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Body Wash
  6. Lotion
  7. Deodorant
  8. Hand sanitizer
  9. Beanie hat
  10. New adult crew socks
    OptionalFeel free to write a note of care to the person who will receive this kit.

Kit Drop-Off 

SUN, DEC 6 

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Pastors and staff will be onsite to welcome you and receive your kits from your trunk or the back seat of your car. We will be following public health protocols such as social distancing and wearing masks. In order to share the celebration, we’ll be live-streaming and taking photos from the site.

MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day

Monday January 18, 2021

Donate New and Used Books:  December 7-17 and January 5-18
For our annual MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day at CBJ, we are organizing a book drive. Please consider donating new and gently used books to promote literacy in our community!  Any children’s books we collect for ages 0-18 will be donated to The Children’s Book Project, which distributes thousands of free books every month to children in the Bay Area who need them. If you are able to purchase new books to donate, here is a wish list. Especially appreciated are books that feature Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) heroes, and books in Spanish and Chinese.
Please DO NOT donate textbooks, encyclopedias, library discards, moldy, torn, smelly, or obsolete books.

Any books we receive for adults will be donated to local libraries or to Goodwill.

Please bring books in a plastic bag (in case of damp weather) to either of these locations from December 7-17 and January 5-18:
  • CBJ (leave books during weekday business hours on cart on the patio; call 650-366-8481 first to make sure gate to parking lot is open; gates close early on Fridays)
  • Leeb residence, 17 Waterside Circle, Redwood Shores (drop off 8am-10pm, and ring the doorbell or text Linda at 650-248-5322)
Books will be sorted by volunteers on MLK Day (watch for announcements regarding volunteer registration, coming soon).