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PFS Governing Board approves Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-racist value statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2021 On May 12, 2021, the Governing Board of Peninsula Family Service (PFS) approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-racist value statement for the organization. PFS has been working on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Board level since February 2019. PFS recognizes the need to be equity-minded, and that making decisions that demonstrate race-consciousness, and an acknowledgement of past exclusionary practices will positively affect PFS, our participants, and our…

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2021 Week of the Young Child

This week is the 50th anniversary of “The Week of the Young Child”, first celebrated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). During April 10-16, 2021, we celebrate children, families, and teachers. Most importantly, we celebrate our collective work to ensure that all young children, no matter their zip code, thrive and learn in a healthy and caring environment, helping each child reach their full potential. This year, the San Mateo…

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A Note of Gratitude from CEO, Heather Cleary

At the one-year mark of our first shelter-in-place, I stop to think about all that has transpired. I am deeply moved by the hardships of the pandemic for so many in our community, and greatly appreciate the emergency assistance that has been made possible by our extended PFS family. In addition to our ongoing efforts, I am proud to announce that since March 2020, Peninsula Family Service has raised or facilitated the distribution of almost…

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Community and Corporate Partners – Thank You

The rapid response of our philanthropic partners to the emergence of COVID-19 enabled Peninsula Family Service (PFS) to respond to the critical needs of our participants in a variety of ways. Emergency support came from the Sobrato Family Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Sunlight Giving, San Mateo County Strong for Non-profits, Genentech, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Comerica, Peninsula Health Care District, Sequoia Healthcare District and others. Investments from these partners enabled PFS to reopen our early…

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Volunteer Strong: COVID-19

Individuals and group volunteers overcame COVID-19 challenges to continue support for PFS participants with a variety of caring projects. The response of volunteers to the increased level of food insecurity experienced by our neighbors continues to be outstanding. From March to December 2020, donations of meal and pantry boxes poured in with an impressive amount of more than 16,145 meal boxes. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food distribution from Second…

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Individual Donors at the Heart of the Community

All of us at Peninsula Family Service (PFS) are awed and deeply grateful for the outpouring of support to our community during the pandemic. Assistance from individuals and family foundations are ensuring that our community’s most vulnerable families have the tools they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19. Cash donations have bolstered PFS COVID-19 operations to supply the constant need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing materials for staff and…

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Auxiliary Support: COVID-19 and Beyond

PFS auxiliaries have offered additional support and caring gifts of encouragement throughout the year. The Foothill Auxiliary (FA) hosted the first virtual event of the year, dazzling guests with floral arrangement demonstrations at their annual Holidays on a High Note in fall 2020. The members quickly moved into making the holidays bright for 33 older adults who utilize the virtual resources at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. Seniors provided a wish list and were delighted…

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Got Wheels! members get free rides to SFO for drive-through vaccination

Got Wheels! members get free rides to SFO for drive-through vaccination UPDATE:  PFS staff and writer, Cherie Querol Moreno, has been featured in Philippine News Today on March 8, 2021. Read the article, Free rides to San Francisco airport drive-thru vaccination, by clicking here: https://pnewstoday.com/free-rides-to-san-francisco-airport-drive-thru-vaccination/ SAN MATEO, Calif. – Effective immediately, members of Got Wheels! may take FREE round-trip rides for drive-through vaccination at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Got Wheels! is the Peninsula Family…

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Anti-Racism for Asian-Americans

PFS is speaking out again to re-affirm our commitment to model what anti-racism looks like through our programs, words, and actions as a mission driven organization. We are appalled by the trend of violence against Asian-Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and even more distressed by the recent and dramatic uptick in this violence since January 2021. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the hot spots for this indefensible behavior, and older adults in…

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Programa “DriveForward” Ampliando el alcance de nuestro servicio

“Peninsula Family Service” anuncia su afiliación con “California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program” SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Service anuncia una nueva afiliación y otorga una subvención del Programa CalMoneySmart del Departamento de Protección Financiera e Innovación del Estado de California, para ampliar el alcance del servicio del departamento de Empoderamiento Financiero, con su programa de Educación Financiera. La asociación trabaja para llegar a las personas y familias, que pueden beneficiarse…

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