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Video: In it Together

Imagine yourself after a long day at work. On your way home you run through a dizzying mental checklist: run a load of laundry, fix something healthy for dinner, empty the dishwasher, corral your kids for bath time, and summon the energy to read them at least two storybooks before bed. Parents at Peninsula Family Service are passionate about helping their children dream huge. But when mothers and fathers work multiple jobs or struggle to…

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May 6: Plant Sale Benefiting Fair Oaks

Friday, May 6 9:30am – noon Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA *cash only Stock your summer garden with organic seedlings raised and sold by the Garden Club at our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. Starting at just $3, plants range from vegetables and herbs, to succulents, orchids, and roses. All proceeds benefit the Garden Club. About the Garden Club Each Friday, older adults gather in the garden at Fair…

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Mingle with a Mission Tickets On-Sale!

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11am – 1pm 31st Union – 5 S Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo Join Peninsula Family Service for our second annual Mingle with a Mission, a morning of delicious food and inspiring conversation in a modern take on a tradition started by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello: The Jeffersonian Dinner Brunch. Here’s how it works: 10 people + 1 table + 1 Question = An unforgettable morning! Guests will be seated at 10-person tables…

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Join our Thunderclap!

It’s time to dream big, no, not big, HUGE. Join our Thunderclap on Friday, April 29 and pledge your commitment to creating a community with opportunity for all. Every pledged tweet and Facebook post generates a $5 donation from one of our amazing supporters. What is a Thunderclap? Thunderclap is a crowd-speaking platform that allows people to pledge a Twitter or Facebook message on the same day, at the exact same time, to break through the social media noise…

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Success Story: An Open Road

“I was working two jobs when the transmission went out on my old car,” Kenya explains.  A single mother of two, she relied on that car to get to work, drive her children to school, and shop for groceries. Kenya couldn’t afford the expensive repairs and her low credit score only qualified her for loans with double-digit interest rates. Living paycheck to paycheck, the broken-down car pushed Kenya’s tenuous hold on personal and financial stability to…

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Join us at a Senior Peer Counseling Open House!

Become a Peninsula Family Service Senior Peer Counselor and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Volunteers receive FREE training in active listening skills to support older adults who may be socially isolated, lonely, or depressed. *Training in Spanish starts April 2 Contact Victoria Valencia at 650.403.4300 ext.4321 or vvalencia@peninsulafamilyservice.org *Training in English starts May 3 Contact Geri Lustenberg at 650.403.4300 ext.4389 or glustenberg@peninsulafamilyservice.org   Learn More During One of Our Upcoming Open Houses!…

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Success Story: Coming Full Circle

At first glance, Gabe seems like the perfect example of Silicon Valley success. Instead of attending college, he spent years honing his skills as a coder, eventually earning himself a coveted position at Facebook. He’s married and has an opinionated dachshund named Reggie. What he didn’t have was a credit history. Without a strong credit score or credit history, it’s nearly impossible to rent an apartment, qualify for an affordable loan, or open a credit…

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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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Millennials Unite at Mingle with a Mission

Above: Executive Director Arne Croce steps into the “Selfie Station” during last year’s Mingle with a Mission Young professionals, budding do-gooders, or start-up ninjas, however you refer to the millennial generation, their role in shaping the future of philanthropy cannot be understated. Last year, we introduced Mingle with a Mission, a new series of events where millennials can explore their philanthropic passions—and get to know Peninsula Family Service—over locally sourced bites and brews. David Hunsaker…

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Retired or About to Retire?

Have you ever felt alone, without a friend or family member you could turn to for advice or help? As a volunteer Senior Peer Counselor you can end isolation for older adults in our community and be the friendly face that brings indescribable happiness to someone in need. If you are retired, or about to retire, becoming a Senior Peer Counselor is the perfect opportunity to stay active and give back. Training begins on Wednesday, April 6…

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