Sacred Heart Community Service

A member of the charity association 'Les Restos du Coeur' wraps Christmas gifts in a toys shop on December 15, 2012 in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Toy Drive Falling Short As Record Number Of Kids Expected

An annual holiday toy drive by Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose has a record number of kids set to receive gifts but is about 7,000 toys and books shy of its goal, a charity spokesman said Thursday.


Best Places To Make Holiday Gift Donations In The South Bay

The holidays are a great time to remember those less fortunate. Whether helping to feed a family that can’t afford a Christmas feast or donating toys to children who would otherwise go without, there are numerous ways to give back in the South Bay.


Needy San Jose Parents Brave Overnight Cold For Free Holiday Toys

Dozens of needy families endured the nighttime chill camped outside Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose for the chance to pick out free toys and books as holiday gifts for their children.


Turkeys in a farm.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Last Minute Turkey Donations Help South Bay Organization Near Goal

One anonymous person donated $3,000 worth of turkeys to help Sacred Heart Community Service feed needy families.


Aid Organizations Report Ranks Of Silicon Valley Poor On The Rise

Despite reports of a stronger Silicon Valley economy and job market compared to the state and nation overall, aid organizations are reporting helping record numbers of low-income families in the area.



Christmas Presents Handed Out To Needy San Jose Families

A San Jose charity planned to hand out 20,000 toys to low income families by the end of the day Wednesday. Some parents even camped out overnight outside Sacred Heart Community Service.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Work To Mend Community Relations

A new survey by a well-respected non-profit that does outreach to low-income immigrant communities in San Jose finds a severe lack of trust in police, and now outreach is underway to improve police-community relations.


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San Jose Thanksgiving Giveaway Is, Sadly, A Blockbuster

Needy families and the homeless lined up around the block as volunteers at Sacred Heart Community Service handed out thousands of holiday food boxes Monday, more than the organization has ever tried to distribute before.