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National Charity League Pre-School welcome kit

A pre-school welcome from the National Charity League

There is no better gift that one that is hand-made. This time, we are certain they were “heart-made”! On March 21, representatives from the National Charity League, Crystal Springs Chapter brought “welcome bags” for forty pre-schoolers participating in Peninsula Family Service Programs. The reusable lunch bags donated by 4Imprint were filled with a hand-made blanket, coloring book, crayons, and stickers—all special gifts for children enrolling in our program this summer. . Also delivered were Kits…

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Thank you Gala Sponsors!

Our Hillsborough Auxiliary’s Gala, Puttin’ on the Ritz, is less than six weeks away and we are counting down the minutes until April 29! We’ll dust off our top hats and gowns and celebrate the era of art deco, speakeasies, and the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors whose support is so important to the work we do at Peninsula Family Service. We are incredibly grateful and are delighted to…

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Lend an ear and change a life

Senior Peer Counseling Open House If you have one hour a week, you can change a life. Many older adults in our community struggle everyday, finding it difficult to establish and maintain social connections that help them feel fulfilled. Here at Peninsula Family Service, we help older adults who are struggling to find that social connection improve their health and transform their lives. The Senior Peer Counseling Program provides FREE training and matches you with…

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Pacific Union Real Estate awards grant to the Haven Family House

Recently, Pacific Union Real Estate awarded a generous grant to the Haven Family House in Menlo Park. We are thankful for this gift of hope, which will keep children and families safe and stable through housing, early learning and family support services. The Haven Child Development Center is one of two child development centers dedicated to serving children whose families reside in emergency or transitional housing through LifeMoves. The center, a partnership between Peninsula Family Service and…

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Arne Croce: investing in nonprofits strengthens our community

The Silicon Valley is experiencing a prosperity paradox. While technology and start up innovation are creating a tremendous amount of wealth, there is a spike in the number of people that rely in some form of assistance to make ends meet every month. In a recent article posted in the Daily Journal, Arne Croce, our former Executive Director, talks about the importance of investing in local nonprofits. With four years of experience at the helm…

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Sponsor, run or volunteer!

Join us for a day of sun, fun and color! The Color 5K Run, organized by the Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise, will take place on April 30th 2017 at 10:00am at the College of San Mateo. This year, Peninsula Family Service has been chosen to be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds. There are many ways to participate: Sponsor the run Do you want your logo to be on the run’s official T-Shirt?…

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Click, call or meet with 70 Strong!

Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District, look to strengthen the connections between seniors and services in San Mateo County. Are you 70 or older, or do you know someone 70 or older living in Atherton, Belmont, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores,…

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The LGBTQ Book Club has started!

The Senior Peer Counseling program at Peninsula Family Service and the Reach & Teach educational center invite you to join the first LGBTQ Book Club in San Mateo. We firmly believe that everyone can make a difference in the world, and that is what has brought us together. We invite you to come read, share and learn with us in an open and judgement-free environment! Who can join? Everyone is welcome! LGBTQ Community members, friends and allies.…

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February, American Hearth Month

February is the month to treat your Valentine, but there is also another great celebration around this time of the year: the American Heart Month. This is a federally designated event, encouraging us to take care of our hearts and have our friends, family and community involved. In light of this celebration, our Early Learning centers took part in a door decoration contest. Following a set of rules and letting the creativity and spark of our children’s…

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2015 Holidays on a High Note

A little morning drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 200 guests who attended our Foothill Auxiliary’s 18th annual Holiday on a High Note last Monday. Each year, this sell-out event at the Menlo Circus Club features fantastic shopping, stunning table-settings by local designers, a delicious luncheon, and a live tutorial by one of the country’s leading floral artists. During her demonstration titled, “Floral Expressions,” award-wining international floral designer Lana Chernyavsky shared her tips…

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