Community Outreach

Sharon is committed to serving her community, and takes every opportunity to reach out and make a difference in the lives of families and individuals living in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Education & Inspiration

Sharon believes that everyone needs to be aware of the options available to families when faced with the imminent death of a loved one. That’s one reason why she participates in educational events sponsored by Hope Hospice, and other such agencies throughout the region. She also enjoys reaching out to seniors at local assisted living facilities. If you’d like her to speak to your group, contact her directly by phone at (925) 875-1343, or through our contact form.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008. To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 50,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country. The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.

Sharon, and A Special Touch Funeral & Cremation Service, is a proud sponsor of the program. Interestingly enough, Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Sharon agrees.

To donate your old cell phone, drop by A Special Touch Funeral & Cremation Service, or call Sharon at 925-875-1343.