San Ramon Valley High School

Pledge to Humanity Club Homepage

What is The Pledge To Humanity Club?
 
The PTH Club is a community service based club where high school kids can get involved and make a difference in the community we live. We have folks in need right in our back yard, like Martinez, where our club can reach out and help. We are committed to reach people of all ages in our local community to provide aid for their needs. Through working together with this common goal, our high school community will see that it is truly much better to give than to receive.
 
 
Our sincere applogies the club is full for the school year.
 
 
What types of volunteering do you do?
 
We’ve volunteered in soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, at low income schools in the area and more. If there is a need, we try to find it. We are there to help those in need of all ages in our surrounding areas. Kids can volunteer on their own or volunteer with our PTH events. We do require that our members volunteer at least TWO times with our Club through a Sign Up Genius invitation. Kids that volunteer on their own should enter hours at the top right hand corner of this page under Enter Active/Passive points.
 

Benefits of Being in The PTH Club?

Aside from the fact that colleges are looking for volunteer service hours, you will become more informed & aware of folks in need right in our own community. These volunteer events really bond this group together.  By helping others you will be come more aware of those in need by working with other like minded students that are interested in helping those who need our help most.  After each event you will realize how fortunate you are and you will also learn that giving is truly much better than receiving.  You will also have a great time getting to know other club members through these amazing volunteer events.

 

What are the fees for PTH?

Starting in Fall 2017: We are asking for a $35 Club donation to be in the club- this fee will cover club expenses, food for sandwich making events for the homeless, office supplies.  Funds will also be used to purchase art supplies for the St Vincent De Paul Holiday party (we will host a couple craft tables that will serve 1000 kids in need, costs for supplies estimated to be about $2000). This event provides a huge amount of volunteer spots but we can only have the spots if we host a table and pay for the supplies.  Only those that pay the $35 will receive Sign Up Genius invitations.  If you want to volunteer on your own, we will not require you to pay the fee... Please note that we will waive your club fee if there is a financial hardship.  Please email srvp2h@gmail.com if you need to have this fee waived.  You will need to be able to cover your transportation costs if we take BART.  All finances go through the Pledge To Humanity Organization. If you get dropped because you have not attended meetings regularly, there is no refund on the club dues (sorry).
 
Are you affiliated with the Pledge to Humanity’s Non-Profit Organization?
Yes, we are affiliated with the Pledge To Humanity organization. PTH is a non-profit organization founded by Gaby Ghorbani (who lives in Alamo). PTH is associated with schools and other local organizations that do service community service projects in our area. Over the years PTH has organized school supply drives, athletic equipment drives, coat drives, shoe drives, and toiletry drives for people in need and for our military troops. The non-for profit group has served thousands of meals to the homeless all over the bay area. Not only do the PTH projects center around the needy but they also proudly serve our senior citizens and those that may be physically challenged too. In addition to all of these service projects, they have been able to work to raise funds to help the needy in our area and 5 other countries around the world. San Ramon Valley High's new Pledge To Humanity Club will aim to support some of the amazing non-for profit's volunteering efforts organized by the PTH organization.
 
We are so excited to share that Pledge to Humanity was featured in People Magazine's Human Interest section, Heroes Among Us. As you all know, this is a wonderful accomplishment for Pledge to Humanity and a reflection of you and your dedication to our mission. What we accomplish, we accomplish together!! 
 
Where can I get more information?
Students who have any questions about PTH may ask the officers during the meetings. Students may also contact the club advisor at beth@pledgetohumanity.org. The club's teacher advisor is Shannon Neach. 
 
Visit the SRVHS link to our PTH organization that we are affiliated with that keeps track of all our activities/events that we have participated in.