Not long after its inception in 1950, Peninsula Family Service found support in auxiliaries formed to sustain our mission of creating stronger communities. Ten women led by Auxiliary president Mrs. John Finney formed the first auxiliary in 1961. Their silent auction in May of that same year would be the first of an array of events benefitting the families looking to our organization for help.
Our Hillsborough Auxiliary, longest standing of our current three, was founded in 1964. Comprised of 60 active and 100 sustaining members, the auxiliary raises an amazing amount each year in support of Peninsula Family Service. In addition to volunteer projects, the auxiliary hosts an annual holiday luncheon in the fall and spectacular gala each spring. Learn more about joining the auxiliary or attending one of its events by visiting its website, or contacting Carla Fondrick.
In the spring of 1968, 35 members of the newly formed Red-Car-Bel Auxiliary came together at the home of Ruby Seager-Lewis to devise a way of generating income in support of Peninsula Family Service. The group would come to create “The Family Tree,” a volunteer-run vintage clothing boutique in San Carlos. Its expansion has necessitated two moves to larger spaces on downtown Laurel Street, and resulted in nearly one million dollars in donations to Peninsula Family Service. For more information about joining the auxiliary, which encompasses residents of Redwood City, San Carlos and Belmont, and accepts both men and women, contact Carla Fondrick.
Though our most recent addition, Foothill Auxiliary has deep roots in serving Peninsula Family Service. Founding members of this Atherton and Menlo Park based auxiliary are daughters of our former Valley Auxiliary. They now carry on the tradition of community support through volunteer work and an annual sell-out holiday boutique, Holidays on a High Note. To learn more about joining the auxiliary, contact Carla Fondrick.
These three private, non-profit auxiliaries supply Peninsula Family Service with an essential funding lifeline. By producing exciting events, operating business ventures, and sharing their varied expertise, they allow our organization to continue serving the community.