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Making lunch, making a difference!

I had the chance to volunteer with the Open Heart Kitchen at the Pleasanton Senior Center and serve lunches with my colleagues from the SAPsv Dublin office on June 10th.

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Open Heart Kitchen is an organization that has been providing fresh, hot meals to anyone in need since 1995. I had a great time volunteering

for this organization in February during SAPsv’s Month of Inclusion and I was thrilled to participate again.


The day began with our volunteer group receiving a brief orientation about what would take place for lunch service. We learned that each senior citizen would receive a hot soup, a salad, a hot entrée, and a delicious dessert thanks to Open Heart Kitchen. Afterwards, each employee was assigned a specific group of seniors to work with.

I was fortunate to work with a lively group of senior citizens who I engaged in great conversation with and received positive

feedback from.

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One of the great things about SAPsv volunteer opportunities is that they give employees a chance to interact with others outside their specific department. I enjoyed interacting with employees from a variety of departments and, as you can see, we all had a great time together regardless of our work area!

I am always eager to be involved in opportunities that allow me to give back to my local community and this experience was nothing short of rewarding. I am looking forward to volunteering with my SAPsv colleagues again in the near future.

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  • Thank you for sharing your experience Lisa. What a rewarding opportunity. I hope to join the next volunteer opportunity with the Open Heart Kitchen!

  • What a great day giving back! Thanks for sharing your experience, Lisa. We appreciate your continued involvement with SAPsv and the community!

  • Hey Lisa, thanks for sharing your experiences on volunteering, I think that things like this are a great benefit for working for a big company like SAP, and their encouragement for employees to get involved.