Nonprofit organizations

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Nonprofit homeless agency LifeMoves, which is based in Menlo Park, hosted a fundraiser on July 18 to support its services for military veterans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Over 20 percent of the adults LifeMoves serves are military veterans.

Pictured (left to right) LifeMoves CEO Bruce Ives, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), and army veteran Oatzinu “Oz” She’e’la’ke’e’, who was able to transition from homelessness into stable housing thanks to assistance from LifeMoves.

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Café Zoë celebrates summer and its 9th anniversary by launching new fundraising drive for Willow Oaks School

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Café Zoë will host its annual summer party on July 14th starting at 5:00 pm and launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The café has a long-standing friendship with the Willow Oaks School. In past years, the café raised money to purchase extra […]

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Former Assembly member Rich Gordon is named new President & CEO of California Forestry Association

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Effective July 17, former Assembly member and Menlo Park resident Rich Gordon will lead the California Forestry Association (Calforests) as President and CEO. Gordon will work in Sacramento four days a week and telecommute from his Menlo Oaks home one day. “Healthy forests are crucial to the sustainability of our planet. It is an honor […]

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POST continues its 40th anniversary celebration with two coastside rides

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Continuing to mark its 40th anniversary, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) held a “40 for 40” ride coastside today “to celebrate our donors, our accomplishments, and, most importantly, the beauty of the places we protect,” according to spokesperson Marti Tedesco.  “So many in our community are cyclists, we thought it would be great to do an […]

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Street Code Academy hosts IM|Possible StreetCode Showcase at Facebook

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Stanford grad Olatunde Sobomehin co-founded StreetCode Academy in East Palo Alto in response to a “lack of access to high-tech training for youth and young adults in communities of color, and consequently, a diversity deficit in the technology industry” with the mission of equipping them with “the skills to hack, hustle, and design the future.” What […]

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Playhouses on display at Stanford Shopping Center make “dreams happen” for local non-profit Rebuilding Together Peninsula

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The fabulously-designed and built playhouses that currently dot the Stanford Shopping Center have been a fixture  since 1993 when the shopping center first began hosting the biennial event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. This year’s auction, Dreams Happen, will take place on June 3. If past winning bids are a guide, the playhouses will fetch anywhere from $13,000 to over $100,000. Thanks […]

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Hillview School’s Relay for Life event raises $65,000 for American Cancer Society

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Over 300 students raised $65,000 for the American Cancer Society as part of the 3rd Annual “Menlo Park Relay for Life – Hillview Edition” on Friday night, May 19. All funds raised go to the American Cancer Society to support research to find a cure for cancer and provide services — everything from wigs to […]

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Local Menlo Park resident hosts presentation on Hope for Kenya at Café Zoë

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Local Menlo Park resident and Alto International School teacher, Ina Berenger, will host Peter Midodo from Kenya, head of Joyschool, and Derek Bevan, founder of Hope for Kenya for a presentation on their charitable work with Hope for Kenya. According to the founders, Hope for Kenya’s mission is “to construct high quality, self sustaining, primary […]

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Open house at Rosener House Adult Day Center on May 20

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Rosener House Adult Day Center is hosting an open house on Saturday May 20, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rosener House is celebrating 39 years of care for adults with challenges, including Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson’s or post-stroke. The open house will feature classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with […]

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M-A’s buildOn team is raising money to build a school in Haiti

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Three members of Menlo-Atherton High School’s buildOn team — (left to right, Claire Lange-McPherson, Megan McDonnell and Makayla Gage — were selling baked goods near  Draeger’s this morning to raise money for their trip to Haiti this summer where they will help build a school. They are close to their goal of $35,000, and, in fact, […]

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Dine Out to support Peninsula Volunteers’ Meals on Wheels on May 9

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Stay in Menlo Park and dine at these restaurants, who are donating 10% of the proceeds to Peninsula Volunteers’ Meals on Wheel program: Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, Café Zoe, Carpaccios (dinner only), Celia’s Mexican Restaurant, El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, Flea Street Cafe, Luttickens After 5 (dinner only), Trellis Restaurant. A complete list of participating Peninsula restaurants is available online.

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