Member of team: Bandwagon

 Last year, on a lark, I decided to fundraise for Project Open Hand so I could get free entrance into the Giant Race.  I'd heard of POH, but didn't really know much about it.  Sometimes I'm a jump first, ask questions later, kinda gal.  Sometimes it works out....others, not so much.  In this case it did.  I learned what a first class organization POH is.  Joel and our friend Barrie experienced firsthand, too, how awesome an organization this is when they saw the benefits of my fundraising efforts.  Most importantly, though, I learned what amazing work POH does right HERE in the the Bay Area, where I live.

Project Open Hand offers more than just meals to ill and homebound clients.  They offer nutritional counseling, groceries, and the reminder that , hey, there are other human beings that are here for support.

I don't fundraise often, so when I do, it's because the cause is important to me.  Feeding people is important to me (I'm sorta Italian - it's in my genes.)  If it's important to you too, I hope you'll support me, and my team - Bandwagon.

Last year I raised $1,255, and I was a TOP 20 FUNDRAISER out of the thousands of people participating.  I hope to beat that this year.  I think we can do it!

Thank you for your support!


Every day, thousands of people in the Bay Area are battling serious, life-threatening illnesses. And every day, Project Open Hand is there for them.  Project Open Hand believes that no one who is sick or elderly should go without nutritious meals with love.  We prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 400 bags of healthy groceries on a daily basis to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age.

At Project Open Hand, the goal is to feed the body, mind, and soul, through healthy food prepared and delivered with love.  For more information, visit www.openhand.org

Project Open Hand depends on Giant Race participants to make our mission a reality.  Become a Giant Race Fundraiser and make a giant difference in our community!


Watch this video to learn more about Project Open Hand.

Donor Roll

Joel H. $50.00
Linda M. $25.00
Shauna M. $25.00
Tom H. $15.00
Jana M. $100.00
Naomi F. $50.00
Shann E. $50.00
Elizabeth N. $100.00
Andy K. $66.66
Diana S. $50.00
Daniel B. $50.00
Daniel B. $50.00
Angeline S. $25.00
elise g. $50.00
Kevin J. $25.00
Faye J. $25.00
Lisa K. $50.00
Karen B. $50.00
Traci R. $43.34
Tara T. $20.00
Colleen D. $50.00
Nanette D. $30.00
Jennifer S. $25.00
Janelle C. $50.00
Ashley G. $25.00
Pam R. $50.00
Adrienne P. $100.00
Charlotte W. $25.00
Rebecca G. $25.00
Shauna M. $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Janice F. $50.00
Charlotte W. $30.00
Suzanne O. $50.00
Gloria L. $100.00
Erin C. $20.00
Joel H. $592.00
Joel H. $100.00
Kelley K. $100.00
Matching Gift .. $100.00
Jennifer S. $25.00
Linda M. $50.00

Fundraiser Goal

Currently Raised