Projects and Events

Service Projects

IMG_1687Millions of teachers across the country pay out of their pockets for books, pens, pencils, and other basic supplies for classroom necessities during the year. The Gilroy Exchange Club supplies a case of paper for each classroom as well as much needed school supplies to two local elementary schools which is always received with much enthusiasm.

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Many families are struggling, and the holidays, including Christmas, make those struggles more apparent. The Gilroy Exchange Club provides toys and other gifts for struggling families with children. The families also receive grocery items that are needed to make Christmas more enjoyable.

IMG_0656The Gilroy Exchange Club recognizes our senior citizens for their wisdom, their leadership and their contributions. It is important to spend quality time with our seniors, not as a matter of obligation, but as a matter of health and connection. The Gilroy Exchange club hosts enjoyable events such as barbecues, dinners and ice cream socials for the senior citizens in our community.
IMG_0612Each year Teddy Bears are donated to Gilroy Police and Fire Departments to give to children in crisis. These small stuffed animals provide much needed comfort toys for kids who need to know that someone cares.

IMG_0268Back-to-School Clothes for Kids provides new school clothing to children. The new clothing these kids receive helps them feel confident for the first day of school, but the benefits go further. Getting new clothes for school sends a message to a child that school is important and that he or she is important. It is with pleasure that The Gilroy Exchange Club co-sponsors this event to take children shopping for new clothes and backpacks.
IMG_0285The Gilroy Exchange Club goes shopping and provides clothing to help support the Compassion Center, which provides access to the services homeless people need to survive, become stable, and achieve self-sufficient lives.

IMG_7752 (1)The Exchange Club of Gilroy proudly leads the annual Memorial Day Parade, handing out thousands of flags as we walk the parade route to instill the pride in our country.
IMG_1123The Blue & Gold Luncheon is Exchange Club’s highest tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters. The purpose of this event, is to recognize those public service officers and first responders who have gone beyond the call of duty.

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Volunteer efforts are very important to our society and should not go unnoticed. The National Exchange Club’s longest running project, the Book of Golden Deeds Award, recognizes dedicated volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live.

Honoring a fellow citizen with the Book of Golden Deeds Award is a heartwarming and inspiring act not only for the honoree, but for our Exchange Club. Our 2015 recipient is Denise Brown.

IMG_2751On Veterans Day service members are remembered and honored for their sacrifices and courage it takes to defend our country. The Gilroy Exchange Club hands out flags during our hometown ceremony which honors our heroes and remembers their achievements, their courage and their dedication and thanks them for their sacrifices.

National Night Out
A Time to Show Support and Interact with Local Police. The Exchange Club Has an Area Set Up With Information on the Prevention of Child Abuse. Child Games and Exhibits are Provided.

Annual Fundraiser

IMG_1494Our Harvest Dinner, Auction and Dance is our Annual Fundraiser held every November. A fun filled evening starting with appetizers and no-host bar, a delicious dinner with wine provided and dessert. A Silent Auction is followed by an entertaining Live Auction as well as Raffle prizes throughout the evening. The event finishes with a DJ playing lively music for our guests to enjoy dancing, to make this event a Gilroy social highlight. All funds raised support the many service projects that we provide each year. This is an enjoyable evening to raise funds to support Americanism and to help people in need in our community.

 

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