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Rewards for DriveForward Program Participants

The Peninsula Family Service Financial Empowerment program is dedicated to providing our neighbors the tools and support they need to attain financial stability and thrive. One of these tools is our DriveForward program, offering affordable vehicle loans to help people improve their credit, increase access to everyday necessities and their workplace, and move forward to financial stability.   Now, an exciting new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy will enable our DriveForward…

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New Grant Helps Children and Families Gain Stability after Homelessness

Established in 2000, the Peninsula Family Service Haven Child Development Center (CDC) in Menlo Park is a critical service for families as they work to attain permanent housing. Located onsite at a transitional housing shelter operated by LifeMoves, parents work or attend training and education programs knowing their child is in safe and caring hands. The children at Haven receive interventions to overcome traumas associated with homelessness. Many children at the center have experienced domestic…

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Ready…Set…Read! Children’s Book Drive

It takes a pencil to write a story, a book to open minds, and a small donation to make a difference. Many underserved children do not have access to books, and without books to read, literacy suffers, and when literacy suffers, education and opportunities decline. The need is simple: Children need books… and you can make it happen! Starting today, the women of the Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service are collecting books for children through…

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Aging Well with 70 Strong: Surlene’s Story

Surlene has lived in the same house in Redwood City for 70 years. When she was looking for new ways to keep active, she had no idea that the solution would be so close. “I’ve lived most of my life here,” Surlene said, “but I had no idea that I could have been going to Fair Oaks.” After learning about 70 Strong through a mailer, she became curious and contacted our Community Navigator. “She was…

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Come “SoulCycle” with us and transform lives!

Do good and have fun with a great workout for your body and for your soul! Peninsula Family Service is proud to partner with SoulCycle’s new studio in San Mateo and offer you the chance to enjoy a very special 45-minute workout session. Get your tickets here! With your help, more than 50 children in our community will be able to enjoy new outdoor toys and slides. Come join this 45-minute cardio party and help…

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The Sobrato Challenge is Back!

For the fifth time, The Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded Peninsula Family Service one of its coveted Challenge Grants. Instead of simply writing us a check, the foundation challenges us to raise $100,000 in new or increased gifts by matching those donations 2:1.  That means with your help, we could raise $300,000 over the next two years! Which donations are eligible for the match? All new and increased gifts are eligible for the match. New gifts…

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Introducing our New Nonprofit Management Intern!

For the second year in a row, we are proud to welcome a Nonprofit Management Intern into our family for the summer. Lisa Ngo joins us as a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s in Business Management. This year’s field of applicants was incredibly strong; each candidate demonstrating a genuine commitment to philanthropy and impressive maturity. As co-owner of Urbaners Photography, a well-established wedding photography business, Lisa’s experience in using…

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Staying Faithful: Old car becomes generous donation

One morning, after years of faithfully toting their family around, Betsy and Bill’s car refused to start. With the forlorn SUV sitting in the driveway, they prepared themselves for the time-consuming process of having it towed, repaired, and sold. Then, a light bulb moment: they would donate it to Peninsula Family Service through Cars with Heart. The process couldn’t have been simpler. They filled out a form on Peninsula Family Service’s website, scheduled a pick-up…

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Now Accepting Applications: Nonprofit Management Internship

Peninsula Family Service is currently searching for a wonderful college student to fill the big shoes left by last year’s summer intern, Emily. Through this eight week, part-time internship at our main office in San Mateo, students will gain hands-on experience in all the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a nonprofit. Interns will learn about fundraising, marketing, grant writing, and coordinating volunteers. If you–or someone you know–are a self-starter interested in a career in the nonprofit field and passionate…

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