Upcoming Events

  1. AACI's Gift Giving Setup

    when Saturday, December 20, 2014    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    where 2400 Moorpark Ave, Ste. 300 San Jose, CA 95128
    contact Russell@aaco-sf.org
      Let's help out Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) prep for their holiday gift giving event for families in their domestic violence program! Help is needed with the organization of the toys, sorting, and decoration etc. It'll be fun!

    AACI is Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community. Since 1982, its mission is to improve the health, mental health and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. They work with more than 12,000 individuals every year, predominantly low-income Asian immigrants and refugees. Find out more about AACI here: http://aaci.org/

    If you haven't already, join our AACO Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/group...
  2. Annual AACO Holiday Scavenger Hunt

    when Sunday, December 07, 2014    11:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    where Starbucks, Bridgepoint Shopping Center
    2292 Bridgepoint Parkway, San Mateo, CA
    contact Russell@aaco-sf.org
      Cost per person: $30 donation

    It's time for the annual AACO scavenger hunt! Each year, AACO helps the Family Giving Tree (FGT) bring a Merry Christmas to over 40,000 underprivileged children in Northern California. AACO volunteers are needed to help make some of these kids' wishes come true by buying a gift and then wrapping it for the FGT to distribute to them on Christmas.

    Volunteers just need to bring their running shoes, gift-wrapping imagination, Christmas spirit, and $30 donation. We will meet at the Bridgepoint Shopping Mall (a specific location will be announced as the date gets closer) where volunteers will be randomly arranged into teams of 4. Each volunteer will contribute money to buy the gifts and each team will get 4 random gift wish requests.

    The first team to scour through the strip mall and finish buying their 4 gifts will get a prize! At 1pm, we will head over to a nearby location to have lunch and wrap the gifts. The team with the best/most imaginative gift wrap will also get a prize!

    Here are pics from last year: https://www.facebook.com/media...

    If you're not able to make it, you can donate with our Virtual Giving Tree: http://vgt.familygivingtree.or...
  3. Turkey Trot Silicon Valley

    when Thursday, November 27, 2014    07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    where Race starting line: Santa Clara St and Market Street
    contact thu@aaco-sf.org
      Social Event:

    Would you like to do some good for your community and burn off some calories before the big Thanksgiving dinner? If so, please join me on Thurs 11/27 for Turkey Trot Silicon Valley in downtown San Jose. We can meet up before the race, cheer each other on, and then meet up after the race and grab a celebratory drink together before everyone leaves to enjoy their turkey lunch/dinner. For race info and registration, please visit: http://svturkeytrot.com. I will be running a 10K but feel free to sign up for either 5k or 10K. The 10K will start a little earlier so that we can all finish about the same time. Please email me once you've registered so that I can know how many to expect. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  4. StarVista Young Professionals Toy Drive and Social

    when Saturday, December 13, 2014    10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    where StarVista main office, 610 Elm Street, Suite 212, San Carlos, CA (right above the San Carlos library)
    contact Erick Young at erick_young@yahoo.com
    Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547321592179613/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
      Come join us and other like-minded young professionals who want to help brighten the holidays for those in need in our community!

    Each year StarVista staff ask the children, youth, and struggling families they serve to put together their holiday wish list. It is often filled with such items as arts and crafts supplies, Duplo and Lego blocks, board games, and warm clothes. We are inviting volunteers interested in helping to make the community a kinder place and this wish list a reality.

    For this event we will first gather at the StarVista main office, and then split up into teams of elves to go on a shopping spree together. We ask that each volunteer be willing to fulfill one item on the wish list (typically $15 to $25). After the shopping spree, teams will reconvene at StarVista and together we will wrap our gifts as a big group. A tasty lunch and refreshments will be provided as a thank-you for your time and generosity.

    WHEN: Saturday, 13 December 2014, 10:30am - 1:30pm
    WHERE: StarVista main office, 610 Elm Street, Suite 212, San Carlos, CA (right above the San Carlos library)
    WHY: To make new friends, have some fun, and help bring cheer to the neediest during the holidays.
    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/event...
    For questions contact: erick_young@yahoo.com

    StarVista is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and its mission is to strengthen communities by empowering children, youth, adults and families to overcome challenges through education, counseling and residential services. For over 30 years, StarVista has offered nurturing environments where children can learn and explore, youths can acquire the confidence and skills they need to thrive, and families can find the services and support they need to repair and rebuild. To find out more about StarVista and its annual Toy Drive visit http://www.star-vista.org/what....
  5. Edgewood Christmas Gift Wrapping

    when Sunday, December 21, 2014    11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    where Edgewood San Francisco
    1801 Vicente Street, San Francisco, CA 94116
    Parking available on street and next door at park
    contact thu@aaco-sf.org
      Founded in 1851, Edgewood is the oldest children's charity in the western United States. Edgewood Center for Children and Families serves thousands of children, youth, and families that have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities, mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. This year for Christmas, they are hosting a holiday gift drive for children in the cottages. Please come out on Sun 12/21 to help wrap those gifts and make the holiday a little brighter for the kids/youths at the center. For those interested, we can have a late lunch afterward to socialize and reward ourselves for a good day's worth of work.
  6. Holiday Gift Wrapping

    when Saturday, December 13, 2014    12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    where 190 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    contact priscilla@aaco-sf.org
      Gift Wrappers needed to support Tenderloin After School Program!

    Come lend a helping hand for TNDC's Tenderloin After School Program (TASP) as they gear up for another year of holiday gift distribution to youth in the Tenderloin neighborhood! The day will be devoted to organizing and wrapping their gifts. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Just bring a dash of christmas spirit and have some fun with other AACO folks! Depending on the group's preference, we can take the AACO fun into a dinner following the event.

    TASP’s mission is to provide a safe drop-in space for the children of the Tenderloin. TASP’s vision is based on the belief in the inherent value of children and youth from this community and their ability to grow, thrive, and succeed. TASP is a safe place for kids to express themselves socially, artistically, creatively, and physically through individual and group activities. TASP’s programming strives for great diversity in the daily scheduling of events and activities – a diversity necessary to occupy the very active minds of the children. To find out more about them, visit their website at


Disclaimer / Waiver

AACO events are not professionally or formally guided. It is the participants' responsibility to ensure they are in proper physical condition for events they attend, and should consult their physician if necessary.

By attending an event you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and release and discharge AACO and its staff from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of AACO's negligence.