Nonprofit organizations

The Members play at Freewheel Brewing Co.

The Members played at Freewheel Brewing a couple of weekends back to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Band member Richard Johnson provided an update on the evening’s take: “Apparently 110 tickets were collected so we rounded up the band donation to $2,328, that being $388 per band members – all lucky numbers!”

Photo by Irene Searles

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Ellen Mouchawar, committed volunteer librarian at San Francisco 49ers Academy, is hoping people will donate books this holiday season

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Atherton resident Ellen Mouchawar remembers well the first time she looked at what was described as the “library” at the San Francisco 49ers Academy, a public school for 6th to 8th graders in East Palo Alto supported by a private, nonprofit agency. “It was a storage shed filled with junk,” she recalls, sitting in what […]

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Local non-profit, Kasumisou Foundation, qualifies for matching funds on Giving Tuesday today

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Menlo Park-based non-profit , Kasumisou Foundation, founded by residents Mark and Barbara Rosasco in 1998, qualifies for Microsoft’s YouthSpark Matching Funds Day on Giving Tuesday, which is happening today, Dec. 2. Small charities like Kasumisou Foundation have a unique opportunity to use GlobalGiving’s funding platform to raise funds and receive a 100% matching grant on small […]

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Sheri Sobrato sets her sights on meeting the emotional needs of seriously ill young people

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After many years living abroad and on the East Coast, Sheri Sobrato has, as she says, “come home to my roots,” living in the home once owned by her grandparents. It was here almost three decades ago that she was treated at UCSF for a brain tumor, and the long-time philanthropist’s current focus of attention — helping seriously ill young […]

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Menlo College community participates in Be The Match Registry® today and tomorrow

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Menlo College students were sticking cotton swabs in their cheeks this morning, all part of a Be The Match® campaign organized by Kezia Molinsky, the college’s Head Competitive Cheer and Stunt Coach, to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors. “A friend of mine’s daughter’s life was saved thanks to a marrow transplant,” explained Kezia when […]

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Margaret and Jamis MacNiven honored for their many years of service to Woodside community

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An abundance of laughter and silliness filled the  Woodside High School Performing Arts Center last night. It was a fitting way to salute two people who’ve provided their community with a steady dose of both over the years, as well as many charitable good deeds Margaret and Jamis MacNiven (pictured with their family), owners of Buck’s of Woodside, […]

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MPAEF hosts 5th annual Gift Boutique, opening tonight with more shopping Friday

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The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique — a local holiday tradition — celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight and tomorrow at the Allied Arts Guild. Open to the entire community, the Boutique showcases over 20  local, unique vendors; 20% of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park schools. Searching for a fun, community-oriented way to raise funds for MPAEF and […]

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Open House at Rosener House Adult Day center set for Nov. 15

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Peninsula Volunteers/Rosener House Adult Day Center will host an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. At 10:30 am, there will be presentations  by physical, occupational, and speech Therapists. Rosener House offers an enriched activity program for adults with challenges, including Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, […]

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Lisa Deal brings long commitment to healthcare to her role at Mission Hospice

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From a very young age, Atherton resident Lisa Deal knew she wanted to be involved in healthcare. “I’d go around in my head — nurse to doctor to nurse to physical therapy,” she recalled. “But I don’t remember wanting to do anything else.” Eventually it was the connection with people that prevailed, and Lisa got a bachelor’s […]

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Terri Bullock and Henry Bullock offer $200,000 matching gift to support Music & Memory

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Update: Donations will now be matched through December, 2014 Emailed Atherton resident Terri Bullock (pictured right): “My sister, diagnosed seven years ago with early onset Alzheimer’s, had become almost totally non-verbal and immobile. For her birthday, our family spent the day watching her listen to a playlist of her favorite music, singing along and even […]

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Local couple raising funds to support children’s shelter in Thailand for New Years/birthday party

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Menlo Park residents Nalin and Mark Decker founded the DASchild charitable organization in 2007 with an aim to protect children from trafficking in Thailand. DASchild works closely with a shelter — Baan Nana (Thai for Childlife) Shelter — in Northern Thailand, which is home to over 80 children who have been saved from such conditions. Baan Nana […]

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