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Author's profile photo Santosh Kikkeri

Wake up with a purpose

I spend most Fridays wrapping up my work for the week and planning what to do on the weekend.

Oct 30th wasn’t just another Friday.  I met 18 cheerful SAP Silicon Valley volunteers who were super charged to give something back to the community. I had worked with few of them virtually before but never got an opportunity to meet them in person. It always helps to put a face to the name. 

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) was in great need of creating new storage and cleaning and organizing their existing storage space in Hayward, CA.  Scott & Jonny from the non-profit organization, HandsOn Bay Area helped us to put together a project for FESCO. I was privileged to coordinate this volunteering project as part of Month of Service at SAP.

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Scott did a quick kickoff with the volunteers at 9:00 AM and explained what all we could do over three hours. We split into three work groups.

  • 1st group took charge of cleaning and organizing garage space and building a 4-shelf storage. 
  • 2nd group helped in cleaning and organizing inventory in two storage units.
  • 3rd group helped in moving some heavy stuff, cleaning, and organizing storage units 

FESCO was really happy to see the clean and organized spaces. We were successful in taking a big weight off their shoulders so they could focus their time on helping clients.

All of us were delighted to know that our work made a big difference to FESCO. Thank you SAP for this opportunity to relish the joy of giving back to the community.

I had read this quote a while back “sleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose”. It felt really happy to accomplish my purpose with a day of service.

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      Author's profile photo Vivek Vadiraj
      Vivek Vadiraj

      Good to see Swachh Silicon valley Abhiyan..good work team

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great to hear about your Month of Service volunteer experience, Santosh! We appreciate you leading this project for the Badminton Club. Excellent quote as well, thanks for sharing!

      Author's profile photo Maggie Ramaiah
      Maggie Ramaiah

      Thanks Santosh for leading this project and it was a great experience for me to work with the team!!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! SAPsv appreciates you leading efforts for Month of Service and making a difference!