Volunteers THRIVE Before and During COVID-19

2019 Fall Giving Last year was busy for more than 500 corporate and community partner volunteers who supported various drives for our participants across all of our programs. Thank you to: Goodwin, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, NetSpend Community Connect, Populus Group, SnapLogic, Upstart, and YMediaLabs for granting so many holiday wishes. These wonderful partners bought and assembled sixty thanksgiving food baskets, purchased coats, donated holiday gifts, built children’s bicycles, donated gift cards, and made…

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Annual Report 2019-2020 Financial Overview

At Peninsula Family Service (PFS) we believe in transparency and accountability. The charts below provide a snapshot of how your support is distributed. This is a visual representation of how your financial contributions reach the most vulnerable in our community.

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Award-Winning Honorees for 2020-2021

We are so proud of our two award-winning honorees for 2020–2021. We will honor both award winners through 2020 and all of 2021 with special recognition at the special donor event, Celebrating You, scheduled for October 7, 2021. COMMUNITY PARTNER of the YEAR: Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) The mission of the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) is to produce groundbreaking research, model programs and exceptional leaders in education to achieve equitable,…

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Dedicated Support from our Auxiliaries

Dedicated Support from our Auxiliaries In FY19-20 our Auxiliaries demonstrated their strength as partners more dramatically than ever. During the first half of the year, each Auxiliary replicated its remarkable expertise in fundraising activities. In October 2019, the Foothill Auxiliary hosted the Holidays on a High Note luncheon and floral arrangement demonstration. At the Hillsborough Auxiliary (HAPFS) Thanks for Giving event in November 2019, Carole Middleton was awarded “Sustainer of the Year” for her dedicated…

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A Message from the CEO and Board Chair

Who could have imagined what the year 2020 would bring? Every facet of our society, both nationally and globally, has been impacted by COVID-19. Social justice has risen as a priority around the world. Increasingly, voices are speaking out for the world to be a better place for all. Our mission is to strengthen our community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy,…

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Older Adult Services Update Before and During COVID-19

Older Adult Services before COVID-19 Got Wheels! In partnership with the County of San Mateo and Serra Yellow Cab, PFS launched the Got Wheels! pilot program in June 2019. The program serves Daly City residents ages 70+ to schedule up to six rides a month for just $5 per one-way trip within Daly City limits. Help@Hand PFS partnered with the state of California and San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to help…

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Financial Empowerment Program Update

Financial Empowerment before COVID-19 Driving to the Future Carlos supports his wife and three young daughters by working for several delivery services. His livelihood is centered around owning a functioning car. He was at the repair shop more than at work  and knew that it was time to buy a reliable vehicle. Carlos saw an advertisement for our DriveForward Electric  loan program at his daughter’s preschool. A PFS Credit Specialist met with Carlos to create…

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STEM from the Start and COVID-19 Update

Early Learning Before COVID-19 STEM from the Start During FY19-20, a priority program in early learning had been to perfect our STEM from the Start pilot program so that over the next three years we can expand SteM to all of the children we serve. STEM awakens interest in science, technology, engineering, and math for all of our students; in  fact studies show that learning math in the earliest years is as important as literacy…

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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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Drive Forward EV Financial Assistance Program with the City of San José 

To help low- and moderate-income residents buy a new or used EV, the City of San José has partnered with Peninsula Family Service to launch the DriveForward EV Financial Assistance Program. The agencies will host three FREE 90-minute virtual workshops, accessible online and by phone on Saturday, August 29 (hosted in English) from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturday, September 26 (hosted in Spanish) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday, October 10 (hosted in…

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