Nonprofit organizations

Applications being taken for 2018 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards

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Emailed Peter Drekmeier of the Tuolumne River Trust: “The application and nomination process is now open for the 2018 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. We will be accepting applications and nominations until January 19, 2018. “2018 will mark our 10th annual Water Awards ceremony, so we’re planning a special evening event with a reception and […]

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Meals on Wheels program serves local seniors – and always needs new volunteer drivers

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The Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Meals on Wheels is now partners with the Meals on Wheels America (MOWA) “America, Let’s Do Lunch” campaign. This campaign connects volunteers with local Meals on Wheels programs. Every weekday throughout  San Mateo County, PVI Meals on Wheels drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound older adults and adults with […]

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West Bay Model Railroad open house set for Dec. 2 & 3

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The West Bay Model Railroad Association annual open house takes place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. HO-scale trains will run on both levels of our new layout, replete with lots of scenery, bridges, tunnels and a helix. Children of all ages are welcome and […]

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#GivingTuesday is November 28 – here’s a list of local non-profits

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Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Below is a list of local, 501(c)3 non-profits in InMenlo’s coverage area, many of which we’ve profiled in the past. We’ve tried to be comprehensive, listing […]

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Spotted: Women celebrating women at Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s leadership breakfast

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Three hundred Silicon Valley women celebrated the next generation of leaders at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on November 14. The event, which was themed “Dreams of a Generation,” featured BGCP alumna who spoke about overcoming hardship to achieve their dreams, and […]

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Peninsula Volunteer CEO/Executive Director Peter Olson leads the organization past its 70-year mark

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Seventy years ago, a group of forward-thinking local women started an organization, Peninsula Volunteers, that not only endures but thrives today. “This organization has always been at the forefront of something,” says Peter Olson, CEO/Executive Director for the past year. “Little House, established in 1949, was the first suburban senior center in the United States; […]

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Dr. Albert Camarillo speaks about benefits of college for first generation students at Peninsula College Fund Engagement Luncheon

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Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. Albert Camarillo (pictured) spoke to an audience of 230 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park on October 26, stressing the impact of a college education to uplift not only current first-generation students but also the next generation and their entire communities. The event was the second annual […]

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Peninsula Volunteers hold open house at Rosener House on Nov. 4

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Peninsula Volunteers/Rosener House Adult Day Center (500 Arbor Road) in Menlo Park will host an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. At 10:30 am, there will be a presentation by Nicole Fernandez of San Mateo County Elder and Dependent Adult Protection, “Scams, Identity Theft, and Elder Abuse Prevention and […]

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Melody for Charities to put on benefit concert for Warrior Canine Connection on Oct. 21

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Menlo Atherton High School students, Café Zoë and Purpose Clothing Store will host a concert to raise money for an organization that partners veterans with service dogs. Warrior Canine Connection’s mission is to help veterans recover from the traumas of war and reconnect with their families and communities by partnering them with a service dog. […]

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Stanford professor and NBC anchor to speak at Peninsula College Fund Community Engagement Luncheon

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Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Camarillo will headline the Peninsula College Fund’s second annual Community Engagement Luncheon on Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. Dr. Camarillo will address “Changing Lives, Changing Communities through Higher Education.” NBC Bay Area’s news anchor Raj Mathai […]

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Nationally-known floral designer Ron Morgan headlines Holidays on a High Note

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Another sell-out is expected for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Holidays on a High Note, a charity event hosted by the Foothill Auxiliary to the Peninsula Family Service. Anticipating at least 200 guests at the Menlo Circus Club, the Foothill Auxiliary will once again welcome floral design celebrity, Ron Morgan, to “lecture” on floral design […]

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