Sprung Into Action

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 to participants in all three program areas. We learned we needed to do even more for our struggling neighbors during the pandemic. PFS established the COVID-19 emergency relief Fund to distribute gift cards and other support directly to our participants to buy food, medications, diapers, infant formula, or other essential items.

Who Contributed

The first gifts to this fund were generously donated by the Hillsborough Auxiliary to peninsula Family Service (HAPFS). An outpouring of support quickly followed from our donors, volunteers and others familiar with the work of PFS. An anonymous Foothill Auxiliary member contributed a challenge grant, matching gifts up to $25,000. peninsula Family Service is extremely grateful to all of our generous donors — from $20 to $25,000, you have made a difference!

PFS also deeply appreciates the commitment of our community partners on the peninsula who have truly stepped up in this time of crisis. We particularly thank the following partners, not only for their ongoing support, but now for their emergency relief funding to PFS in the past several months: Comerica Bank, Genentech, Inc., Peninsula Health Care District, San Mateo County Strong for Nonprofits, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Healthcare District, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Sobrato Family Foundation, Sunlight Giving Foundation, U. S. Bank, and Wells Fargo Foundation. The COVID-19 emergency relief Fund has made a great impact, both keeping peninsula Family Service strong and providing emergency relief directly to those PFS serves.