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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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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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A Thank You to the Pillars of Our Community

Thanks to the very generous investment by donors and partners, we continue our work as a pillar of community support. During the challenges of COVID-19, contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, our three Auxiliaries, and other community partners, are more vital than ever to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors have the tools and support they need to thrive. As soon as our community began COVID-19 shelter-in- place, PFS pivoted our activities by providing remote services…

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RSVP for Thought Leader Series: The Future of Transportation

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION: CLEAN ENERGY & TRANSFORMATION Galvanizing Innovation for Our Community and All Who Live Here Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 330 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 At this free event, join experts and local leaders to address the future of clean transportation and innovation for our climate, our community and all who live here.  Special guest speakers and panelists will discuss the impact…

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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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