Volunteering at Gilroy Garlic Festival Gallery
Every July members of our chapter and friends volunteer at the famous three-day-long Gilroy Garlic Festival, and we receive a generous contribution from this not-for-profit organization for all the hours we serve. Every year the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which hosts over 100,000 guests a year, distributes more than $250,000 to local schools, churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations. Besides offering a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with friends and for our chapter members to enjoy a time of fellowship, the Garlic Festival is a great way to introduce people to Christians in Commerce. Many of our volunteers are acquaintances from the Chamber of Commerce who enjoy working at such events. We have gained a number of new members for CIC because we have announced at community meetings: "Would anyone like to volunteer at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on behalf of Christians in Commerce?"