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Menlo Park Kiwanis club members at Rebuilding Together Peninsula project

Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day unites the largest nationwide group of volunteers from all walks of life to rehabilitate homes and community facilities.

“Locally, Rebuilding Together Peninsula provides the inspiration and planning, and we just show up to work,” said Menlo Park Kiwanis President Charlie Porter. “This is the 25th year we’ve participated, since the very beginning. Before that we were part of ‘Christmas in April’ working with Habitat for Humanity. This project gives us all a real sense of camaraderie and accomplishment, particularly when you see the homeowners’ joy as their homes are transformed right before their eyes.

“Each home we’ve worked on comes with a different history, unique needs, and its own scope of work,” added Tom Boeddiker, this year’s project coordinator for Kiwanis. “This means everything from yard cleanup and painting to skilled plumbing, window, electrical system, flooring repair and roof repairs.”

Menlo Park Kiwanis Club is an active partner to many non-profit organizations, having given over $90,000 last year in support of projects which include scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, St Anthony’s Dining Room, Tour deCure of Diabetes, Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, and the City of Menlo Park.

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Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center holds Annual Open House on April 25 for whole community

If you are planning to attend the “Little House” Open House in Menlo Park on April 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you might want to wear your workout clothes, bring your dance shoes, and pack your yoga mat. “Peninsula Volunteers want to show the community that the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center […]

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Your donations help Veterans at Menlo VA get ready for interviews and employment

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I volunteer for the NextStep Veterans Resource Center located on the Menlo Park VA campus. The Center assists Veterans who are soon to be discharged in finding housing, employment, education as well as obtaining VA benefits, clothing, and more. For the Veterans beginning to interview for jobs, I created a Clothes Closet. Many of the formerly […]

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MPAEF online auction to raise money for local school starts April 3

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The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation Online Auction begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 3, and runs through 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 11. Items include adult and kid events and parties, Kids In Training items, summer camps and other items for kids, and experiences organized by district teachers. Register and start bidding to support local schools by […]

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La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park hosts Special Olympics basketball tournament

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After a weekend of NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight college ball, La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park kept the ball bouncing today by hosting a Special Olympics basketball tournament. And the cheers that emanated from the packed gym could be heard a block away, such was the enthusiasm for the event. This is the fifth time […]

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M-A Foundation online auction, supporting expanded educational programs, goes live on Monday, March 30

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation is hosting an online auction to raise funds to support vital programs at M-A. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a better educational experience for every M–A student by funding smaller class sizes, expanded course offerings, professional development for teachers, college and career prep, and other essential programs and services. […]

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Little Kids Rock is hosting family-friendly fundraiser at Facebook

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Little Kids Rock is hosting a family-friendly fundraiser at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Saturday May 16 from 1:00 t0 5:00. Limited tickets are available . Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith will join local Little Kids Rock students for inspiring musical performances, in addition to local bands Coverflow, Scope Creep and Next Play, as well […]

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Elise Kratzer receives Certificate of Excellence from Prudential for starting Service Club at Hillview School

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Hillview Middle School eighth grader, Elise Kratzer of Menlo Park (pictured, left), was honored recently for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Awarded granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Presented annually by Prudential Financial in […]

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Girls host a lemonade stand in Menlo Park to raise money for Ruby’s Place

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A group of grade school girls in Menlo Park organized a lemonade stand stocked with lots of goodies to raise money for Ruby’s Place, a shelter for abused women and children. We think that InMenlo contributing photographer captured their spirit perfectly!

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Menlo Park non-profit, Art in Action, hosts Object:Art fundraiser on March 27

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Art in Action, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing comprehensive visual arts programs to schools throughout the region, is hosting Object: Art, a fundraising benefit, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event will include the presentation of the Art in Action Art Visionary Award to Google’s founding […]

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Lemonade stand to raise money for Ruby’s Place on March 22

Menlo Park resident Karen Dobbyn posted this on the Nextdoor neighborhood list and let us know that she’d welcome the chance to spread the word: “My 8-year-old daughter, Eliza, and some of her friends are having a lemonade stand this Sunday, March 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in front of our house at 1780 Poppy […]

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