Join 4th Annual Lam Research Heart & Soles Run
Join the 4 th Annual Lam Research Heart & Soles Run on Saturday, March 25 at Santa Clara University. This family-oriented run/walk is dedicated to helping provide students with opportunities to exercise and access to nutritious food.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the SJSV Chamber of Commerce, and the South Bay Labor Council, created this event to benefit children’s health and wellness. Lam Research eagerly lent its support as the Multi-Year Title Sponsor, and in 2014 the Lam Research Heart & Soles Run was founded.
In the four years since its founding, the run has raised over $400,000 for its benefitting organizations.
In 2017, the race will be serving the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, and North San Mateo County, Get Earthquakes Fit, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Specialized Foundation, and YMCA of Silicon Valley.
There are several events to choose from including a 6K run/walk, 10K run, and a Kids Fun Run. Runners, joggers, and walkers can enjoy a scenic course which starts and finishes at Santa Clara University, and loops through Avaya Stadium—home of the San Jose Earthquakes. All 6K and 10K participants receive a jersey-themed tech shirt, finisher medal, and timing chip. Kids Fun Run participants receive a cotton race shirt and finisher medal. Learn more or register at heartandsolesrunsv.com.
Thank you to all the walkers, donators, sponsors, and team captains who took the time out to support our Las Madres March of Dimes Team!
We were able to raise over $4,700 in support of March of Dimes.
It was a truly special event to see babies, toddlers, children, parents, grandparents, doctors, NICU nurses, and much more walking together for a common cause.
A fun time was had by all!
In 2014, Las Madres really pulled together and created 122 blankets that were donated to Project Linus. That's a lot of blankets !!
March of Babies 2014 was a huge success, we raised $3,940 dollars!
Thanks to all the wonderful Las Madres Moms who signed up to walk and to everyone who donated and helped with the fundraising.
And a big thank you also to Elizabeth Brush our team captain who organized the event perfectly.
Our Working Moms 2006 ran a Backpack Drive!
They worked with Sacred Heart to collect backpacks, school supplies and gift cards to help families in need.
For more information about the Sacred Heart "Pack a Back" Program see their website: http://www.sacredheartcs.org/get-involved/pack-a-back-2012#BackPackSupplies
Sacred Heart had a goal of filling 2,300 backpacks and we were eager to help!
Please consider donating some of the below items. It is not necessary to donate every item for one backpack. Any and all donations are appreciated.
All of the supplies donated will be sorted to make complete packs.
Thanks for your help in making this a successful backpack drive!
The Willow Glen 2012 group ran a diaper drive for the Help a Mother Out organization (http://www.helpamotherout.org/). HAMO is a local non-profit that provides diapers and wipes to families in need. I cannot even imagine how difficult it would be as a new mom to have to worry about not being able to provide something as basic as diapers for my precious little person!
The drive ended July 31st and was very successful. Las Madres will be donating 3,087 diapers and $761 to Help A Mother Out. Thank you to all of the mamas who made donations and coordinated collections for their respective groups. LM is making a big difference for local babies!
Club 2011 with Club 2008 collected clothes for Loved Twice (www.lovedtwice.org), an organization that collects 0-12 month clothing, socks, bibs, blankets, and other babywear and distributes the donations by sorted boxes through licensed social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics.
The clothing goes to foster mothers and other needy moms when the baby is born in the hospital. They are given a box that contains a years worth of clothes for the baby. Club 2011 collected the clothes from all clubs; and Club 2008, with the help of their kids, sorted and packed the boxes and then delivered them. Some organizations have offered tours so we can see where the clothes are going.
Santa Clara, CA March 28, 2011 — Sandra Maat, Executive President of Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups, presented a $3000 check to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends at the Santa Clara Central Park Library at 6pm. The money went towards creating a family place within the library from which many Las Madres members will benefit.
Last but not the least, let me appreciate the work of all those, both in and out of Las Madres, who donated their valuable goods, time and talent for the garage sale. Hundreds of people also came to the sale as customers, and purchased many
"All of your hard work was worth it, and even though the needs in Japan seem insurmountable at this time, even this small amount will help alleviate some pressure and make some peoples lives a little bit easier as they begin the rebuilding process. My heart 'goes out to them and I know the Japanese people will pull together, like we all did this weekend, and rebuild a stronger, better Japan."
The “Family Place Library" was implemented with a grant from the California State Library directed at making the library a richer experience for children ages 0-5 and their parents, and the additional support from Las Madres; Family Place Libraries support parent education, encourage imagination play between parents and children, and support emerging literacy skills in young children.