This past Saturday, the Sixth Annual Volunteer Fair was held at the Lexus dealership of Stevens Creek to raise awareness for various community associations and charities in the Bay Area. Spokespeople from select organizations set up booths and interacted with the audience, seeking potential high school volunteers.
The dealership opened its doors to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Sept. 24. Over 35 nonprofit organizations and charities were present at the fair, including the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Hope’s Corner, Christmas in the Park, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, the Family Giving Tree and Walden West Outdoor School. Interested participants spoke to the representatives who eagerly offered information about their organization, such as its goals, needs, and backgrounds.
Said one representative from Christmas in the Park, “I speak out because I love everything my [organization] does and want to share my passion with the young, ambitious people here today.”
As the event’s sponsor, Lexus of Stevens Creek is proud to partner with the associations that help make society a better place. Holding the fair is one of many ways in which the dealership thanks the community for its continued support.
Says their website, “We believe successful companies should share as much as they gain with their community, and thus we partner with people and organizations that help us help others.”
There were feelings of gratitude on both sides.
“This event is one of the few that provide us with a superb chance for community interaction and recruitment; we give deep thanks to our long-time hosts,” another representative said.
All spokespeople look forward to next year’s fair and the continued growth of their respective associations.