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Introducing DriveForward, Our New Vehicle Loan Program

After nearly 20 years of partnership with Ways to Work, we are excited to launch our own vehicle loan program, DriveForward. With this new program, we are expanding eligibility to serve more of our community and structuring loans to ensure the program can be successful for decades to come. In years past, our vehicle loans were available to parents who had been employed for at least three months. With DriveForward, we are opening our program up to…

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Peninsula Family Service to Partner with Lyft

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Lyft to help older adults access the resources they need to stay independent. Through Lyft’s new “Concierge” platform, Peninsula Family Service can schedule rides for our participants, many of whom don’t have the smartphones necessary to use ride-sharing services. Though we currently offer taxi vouchers and connections to Redi Wheels, Concierge will provide participants with a greater level of flexibility and ease-of-use at absolutely no cost.…

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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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A Beautiful Day at Fair Oaks

In late June, our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center opened its doors for a wonderful Open House. The event included live music, an art exhibition by the center’s Watercolor Class, a hands-on craft demonstration, and countless other exciting activities. Our Nonprofit Management Intern, Lisa, was on-hand to capture all the fun!

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Kaiser Permanente Awards $10,000 Grant

For more than a decade, Kaiser Permanente has played an important role in the success of our Older Adult program. Today, we are proud to announce their continued generosity through an investment of $10,000 to support wellness and nutrition at our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center. Our partnership began in 2004 with a grant through Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program. As part of their mission to improve the health of their members, the organization shares…

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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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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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