Check this page frequently for details of the events below, or contact the San Jose Vet Center for details (408) 993-0729


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THESE EVENTS ARE DONE WITH THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS.  Please visit the You Can Help page or call (408) 993-0729 to see how you can use your talents to help a thankful vet.

February – African American heritage month celebration

March – Women veterans celebration

April – Annual Veterans’ Resource Fair for veterans and their families  Click here for details

May – Veterans appreciation celebration

May – Asian-American heritage month celebration

May – Memorial Day celebration

June – Juneteenth celebration

July – Veterans summer bar-b-que Click for Details

August – OIF/OEF veteran carnival Click for Details

September – Hispanic heritage month celebration

October – Persons with disabilities celebration

November – Native American heritage month celebration

November – Veterans day celebration

November – Thanksgiving celebration (30 turkeys are given away)

December – Holiday celebration Click for details

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EVENT Details




80+ Organizations 

with Jobs, Educational, Training, Housing, Legal, Medical

and Lots More Help,

plus VA applications, Claims, Appeals

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JULY – Annual July 4th Bar-b-que for all vets, active duty and family

Please watch this space for details of our 2016 celebration

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August – OIF/OEF veteran carnival

Here are some pictures taken at the 2015 carnival.  There was Face Painting, a Air-filled “Bouncy House”, gifts and prizes, Lots of food, a Great Band and much more.

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DECEMBER – In 2016, the San Jose Vet Center Holiday Celebration was on December 10.

All Vets, Active Duty, Family and Friends are invited.

There was a FREE “Pot Luck” lunch.

PLUS a Special Guest from the North Pole – Santa Clause


Dear Community Outreach team and friends in Christ!

Thanks to all who helped put together our Holy Cross Lutheran Church No 
One Wants program this year!  It was lots of  work with lots of Jesus' 
love!  The veterans families   really enjoyed and appreciated the gifts 
and the gift  cards from Holy Cross! I led the prayer before the meal at 
the veterans Christmas party today. It was held at the Goodwill 
headquarters'  community room ( at Seventh and Hedding)  and I  helped 
distribute the gifts to "Santa's elves" to match the  child with the 
age-appropriate gifts our Holy Cross members  generously donated from 
our NOW program. They also  LOVED the crocheted blankets and the 
beanies.  The Target gift  cards were really  a welcome gift. The $250 
gift cards for the  really needy vet  families were given  to help them 
out particularly  at this  time of the year.  One veteran was so 
overcome with joy at the  generous gift to help him -- he couldn't  
believe it... he thought it  was a mistake when Juanita gave his family 
one of our $250 Target cards-- he thought it was only supposed to be $25!

  Enjoy the photos! I will send them over in batches...

In Jesus' outreaching love,



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