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Calling All City of San Mateo Residents!

Are you a resident of the City of San Mateo? If so, this information is very important for you! The City Council has begun looking for a new leader to replace outgoing City Manager Larry Patterson, who will retire at the end of the year. Please consider attending a public forum to share your ideas and participate in the discussion, or share your ideas with the City via an online survey. Attend the Forum The…

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TRIPLE Your Impact: The Sobrato Challenge Grant is Back!

We are pleased to announce that, for the sixth occasion, the Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded us with a challenge grant. The stakes are high this year, with the foundation setting a goal of $120,000, and all we need is your help to make this happen! The impact of your gift will be TRIPLED as the foundation will match 2:1 the contributions that you make during this period. This means we could raise more than…

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Join our Upcoming Credit Building Workshop

For many Americans, establishing, repairing or maintaining their credit is a daunting task. Student loans, credit card debt and the high cost of living makes it very difficult to make ends meet. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average credit card debt per household is $8,683 for those of us who do not pay our credit card balances in full each month. At Peninsula Family Service, we believe that financial education…

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Cheers, Summer! Devil’s Canyon Brewery Hosts Peninsula Family Service

Start the Summer right with Peninsula Family Service and Devil’s Canyon Brewery! On Friday, June 29th, Devil’s Canyon Brewery will open its doors to host us as guests in their Beer Friday event. The Devil’s Canyon Brewery is located at 935 Washington St., in San Carlos. Stop by from any time from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and support a great cause: Opportunity for all in our community! Join us for live music, delicious food and…

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Happy 50th Birthday to The Family Tree!

Happy 50th birthday to The Family Tree! Our long-time supporter the Red-Car-Bel Auxiliary, turns fifty this year. We would love for you to stop by at their new and next-to-new shop, The Family Tree, to congratulate them. Why not pay them a visit (and shop for a thing or two) to celebrate fifty years of support to Peninsula Family Service and the community! THE FAMILY TREE 1589 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070 You can…

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DriveForward: James’ road to a brighter future

When James, a 52-year-old mechanic, found it difficult to qualify for a car loan due to his credit, Peninsula Family Service’s Financial Empowerment program was there to help. The training helped James create a plan to manage his money and slowly build up his credit. As James’ credit went back up, he was able to qualify for a car loan with a reasonable interest rate through the DriveForward program. “I had never dreamed of buying…

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Companionship for aging well: The Senior Peer Counseling Program

About 28% of the population 65 years and older live alone. Eight out of ten have a chronic condition or illness, and one in four experience some form of mental disorder. Often overlooked, older adults who experience loneliness and social isolation have a serious health risk, equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. In our community, older adults have a chance to fight against the negative impact that aging alone may have in their lives:…

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Your support helps little Hector find his voice: Home-Based Care Program

Hector is a one-year-old tricycle enthusiast. He wished he had one, but he couldn’t ask his parents for it. Whenever Hector wanted to say something, he just couldn’t find the words to express what he was thinking. So last Christmas, Hector had an idea: He wrote a letter to Santa asking for a red tricycle. And through generous donors like yourself, the tricycle finally came! But reaching developmental milestones and achieving independence is not something…

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The Legacy of Giving: Family Philanthropy Spans Across Generations

Pandy Garvic began her involvement with our organization nearly 25 years ago, as a member of the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service. Her parents had a strong commitment to their community. “My mother was the first woman to be the mayor of our city, and one of the first women mayors in Ohio in the mid 1960’s. I always admired her ability to see the bigger picture in meeting our community’s needs.” From her…

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Get Your 2018 Color-5K Run Ticket!

The date is here! The Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise has announced its Color-5K! Come join us on June 3rd at the College of San Mateo. Registration opens at 8:00 am and the race starts at 10:00 am. This year is very special for Peninsula Family Service, as we are the primary recipients of the fundraiser. Get your tickets today by clicking here. Last year we had a lot of fun, meeting new people in…

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