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Our Commitment to Support the Vulnerable Members of Our Community

Early Learning Support Update Our Early Learning teachers and family engagement staff have been a lifeline to the families we support. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, every Wednesday families pick up food boxes at our Midway Child Development Center in Daly City. Over 200 boxes of food are handed out each week by staff and volunteers. Our teachers prepare and deliver learning activity kits for the children, as well as…

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Thank You COVID-19 Donors

Thanks to the investment by PFS donors and partners, we continue our work as a pillar of community support, and ensure that our community’s most vulnerable families have the tools they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.  As soon as our community began to shelter-in-place, PFS pivoted our activities by providing remote services to participants in all three program areas. As staff spoke with individuals and families, PFS realized…

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Book Buddies

Helping children and families in our community grow and thrive truly takes a village. We cannot close the achievement gap, or help our families become financially stable, without the support and partnership of our Corporate and Community Partners. Often, as we get to know these partners, one touchpoint grows into a deeper, long-term relationship. This is the case for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit with a mission to enrich lives by…

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Dream Playground Becomes Reality

The preschool at Peninsula Family Service (PFS) headquarters in San Mateo serves 32 children daily. The campus includes two classrooms and a playground to provide a nurturing, safe, and stimulating educational environment for children. The playground was run down by weather and heavy use, and old equipment was falling apart or had been discarded. The students and teachers desperately needed new playground equipment to enjoy and use every single day. Thanks to a grant from…

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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. All we need is you 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 $360,000 over…

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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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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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