Welcome to AAUW San Jose, CA

If you are interested in an organization that promotes equity for women and girls, you’ve come to the right place! At AAUW San Jose, you can participate in our Community Action Projects, attend engaging Programs, and meet new friends through our numerous Interest Groups. We invite you to explore our site and if you like what you see, consider joining us at an Open House and becoming a Member. We’d love to hear from you!
Bobbie Baker, President 2015-2016

human traffickingHuman Trafficking In Your Neighborhood
A Program Presented by the AAUW San Jose Public Policy Committee
Saturday, November 7
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bascom Public Library, San Jose
Free to members and community

Find out: What does Super Bowl 2016 have to do with human trafficking?
Is sex and labor trafficking happening in Santa Clara County even when we are not hosting the Super Bowl?
Can ordinary citizens stop human trafficking?
Get the facts: What should I know? What should I do?

Local Scholarship Annual Holiday Boutique
gift basketSaturday, November 14
10 am – 3 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and make a difference in a college woman’s life! The event is open to the public, so bring your family and friends. Purchases benefit AAUW San Jose Branch Local Scholarship program and will help to provide scholarships for deserving women to further their college education at four-year institutions. Items available will include beautiful themed gift baskets, delicious baked goods, soup and dip mixes, cookies-in-a-jar, hand-made jewelry and craft items, knitted creations and so much more!

Thanks to your generosity and your keen shopping abilities at last year’s holiday boutique, in 2015 we were able to award $30,000 in scholarships. With your continued support, we can make a difference to even more deserving students next year. For more information, please contact Marilyn Jackson or Thea Jacobs. To make a donation, please contact Judy Burt.

AAUW Days at Gifts for Teens

GFT needs your help filling 1,300 duffle bags and totes for homeless and low income teens! Volunteer days are December 2 through 10, with two shifts: 9 AM-noon and 1 PM-4 PM. Please gather a group of your AAUW friends and join us on “AAUW Days,” December 3 in the morning and December 9 in the afternoon.  There are lots of slots open for other volunteer days as well. Please help us make the holidays brighter for these teens and have fun at the same time! Contact Kathy@gifts4teens.org to schedule.  And don’t forget to donate … see Ready-Set-Shop for Teens below for more information.

Ready-Set-Shop for Teens

Gifts for Teens

It’s getting to be that time of year when a feeling of good will starts to blossom. Turn that feeling into action and think Gifts for Teens. The Gifts for Teens committee and community volunteers will fill 1,300 gift bags this year, but we are lacking some favorite teen items. Do you knit or know someone who does? 300 hand-knitted or purchased scarves are needed to help complete the girls’ gift bags.

Donations of unused (non-expired) cosmetics, new cosmetics, new playing cards, store gift cards, fast food gift cards, small games, Nerf balls, toiletries and dental hygiene products are welcome as well. Any amount of cash donation is also gratefully accepted.

Remember, if you do shop Amazon, log onto smile.amazon.com and choose Gifts for Teens as your charity. There is no cost to you and Amazon gives a percentage to Gifts for Teens.

New item donations can be left at AAUW San Jose Headquarters in the marked bin in the parlor closet. Please put your name and address inside the bag of donations. Questions: contact Elaine Benoit at (408) 268-9654. Giving just a little can mean a lot to a needy teen.