One of the things that I have been most heartened about during the pandemic has been how many members of our community have stepped forward to help out those less fortunate than themselves.
The nonprofit group Helping Hands is one example of that. It was founded after the pandemic began by a group of tech industry veterans who wanted to help seniors and those with health conditions that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Helping Hands connects them with volunteers who can provide free safe and contactless grocery deliveries, pharmacy pickups, and other types of errands.
More information about Helping Hands, including how to volunteer, can be found here
If you need assistance, or know someone who does, you can call 415-NOW-HELP (669-4357).
Today, the Sports, Leadership, Arts & Media Youth Conference began. This is a three-week long virtual conference open to young people between the ages of 13 and 18.
During the SLAM conference, they can explore the sports industry, leadership development, and the arts & media world. This conference includes workshops on Thursdays along with performances by local Bay Area musicians on Fridays.
The SLAM Youth Conference is hosted by Asian Americans for Community Involvement's AMPLIFY program and Santa Clara County Friday Night Live.
You can find more information about the free conference, and register, here