Gilroy Garlic Festival - a Volunteer Fundraising Opportunity!

Here is an opportunity to raise some money and SHINE in the community. The Gilroy Garlic Festival would like help with the following shifts to prepare for the festival. A great opportunity for ALL of our volunteers, as well as clients. The Compassion Center will get part of the Garlic Festival proceeds based upon how many hours we provide.

Saturday, July 13:  Pricing and Palleting:

Volunteers needed (40): 

o  8:00 – 12:00 (20)   

o  1:00 – 5:00 (20)

Volunteers will open inventory boxes, price items, divide into areas inventory will go to at the festival site, re-box, pallet and wrap pallets.  This will require some heavy lifting and will be manual work. 

Lunch will be provided for full day volunteers.

Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25:  Set up

Volunteers needed each day (30)

o  Wednesday, July 24 (1:00 – 5:00)

o  Thursday, July 25 (8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 5:00) 

Volunteers will set up inventory on displays in the mercantile tents, and the new t-shirt tent. Some manual labor required. 

Every volunteer will be offered a lunch on-site.

To volunteer, contact the GCC with the days/hours you can help.

Restaurant Fundraisers

Enjoy a Meal and Support the Compassion Center!

On (or around) the third Wednesday of each month a local restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser where a percentage of all sales during a specific time period will go directly to supporting the Gilroy Compassion Center. So come and join us! 

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Upcoming "Harvest Moon" Fall Fundraiser

The Gilroy Compassion Center's annual fall fundraiser will be on  

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Where: Gilroy Lodge on the Hill, 2765 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, California 95020

More information to come soon. Check this site or our Facebook page: